I have a theory. A conspiracy theory.
I am starting to believe that there are unseen forces at work to keep me from exercising. Sprites…gnomes…gremlins…I’m not 100% sure what form they’ve taken, but they are definitely out to get me. First it was shin splints. Then a weak hip. Then a broken toe. Most recently? A stupid cough.
It’s always something, right?
Six weeks ago, I got an upper respiratory infection of some kind (viral), and the cough lingered forever. I had to take four weeks off from exercise, since any small movement – getting up, sitting down, breathing in general – sent me into a coughing fit. I finally got back to my aerobics two weeks ago, and even though I could only give about 90% effort at first, it felt good to be active again.
We’ll see how long it lasts before the next sprite-ly attack occurs.
My family fell prey to the potpourri of winter ailments, too. Double ear infections, strep throat, fever…the usual January/February stuff. But I think we are all on the mend.
We’ve had a few warm days recently, and even though I LOVE winter, I have to admit the warmer temps are nice. With the pending time change next month, I hope I will be able to get back outside for walking/jogging/running. I love being outdoors! Exercising to an aerobics video in my bedroom is good, but getting fresh air and walking past my beloved cow-spectator-friends in our neighbor’s fields is way more fun! Tonight, I compromised. Aerobics in my bedroom with our balcony door open. :)
Such a pretty day!
Despite not being able to exercise for most of January, I did lose about five pounds – yay! Mostly just because I was no longer stuffing my face at holiday parties. No weight lost in February, sadly. But it’s good to be back on a “normal” (read – “busy”) routine with Spring just around the corner. Our Spring Break starts in 18 days. Can’t…get here…soon enough….
I mentioned in a previous post that my 20-year high school reunion is this summer, and the committee recently announced that it will be in July. What a motivator to get back in shape! I’m not under any delusions that I can ever reclaim my high school size, but I would like to look somewhat healthy when I reconnect with my old chums. I can’t wait to see how everyone has changed!
Well, that’s about all the news I have for now. I hope you are sticking to any New Year’s goals you set for yourself. I recently heard on the radio that the first week of February is when most people give up their New Year’s resolutions. Here is a link to some fun facts about how people did with their resolutions in 2015: http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/
Whatever goal you’re working toward, don’t give up! :)