Monday, July 1, 2019

Weight Loss Monday: Working Out With Strangers

I think I maybe mentioned last week that I found this "Weight Loss Exercise Class" put on by the hospital system I go to. I saw it online and then one of my doctors mentioned it so I figured for $5, I could give it a try. They meet Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 and that seems do-able.

So I went.
The best is that I did not read that information well because I got there at about 5 and I felt like I was completely trespassing. The place was quiet and virtually empty. It said to meet in the lobby and thankfully I knew where I was going because I did physical and occupational therapy here, but I'm also here every 4-6 weeks for labs so at least I didn't run the risk of getting lost.

That's kind of great.

At 5:30 the very nice physical therapist assistant came and introduced herself, and then one other person came to the class, which was great because at least I wasn't alone. We introduced ourselves and the instructor wanted to know a little of our health background, basically to see what we can and can't do.

Long story short, we got to do easy stuff because I'm a mess and the other person had a boot on their foot because they recently had surgery. Not today, aerobics.

Oddly, while I did feel like I worked hard (I was fairly exhausted afterwards and went to bed at 9 and Matt said I was asleep within seconds. For real.), I also kind of wanted to do a little more. Which is GREAT, I suppose, but also a sign that I could easily over do it and really hurt myself and that would suck.

I think I'm going to keep at it because it's a way to get out of the house plus I'm doing something good for my body. Truthfully, I didn't go on Thursday because I was sick but I do plan on going this week.

Other than that, I keep walking. I have been taking the little girls with me in the stroller so that's an added workout because they are like 50 pounds in that stroller. But they enjoy it and look for animals. Lucy is always VERY excited about the bunny statue in someone's yard and hasn't figured out it's not a real bunny. I do need to find a route that has more shade, though. Half of my route is fairly shady but I'd like to find more shade if possible because I think I actually have a sun and/or heat intolerance. All of my illness in the summer? Pretty sure it's heat or sun related because I seem to get sick shortly after being exposed to either so that's a fun development.

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