Thursday, November 18, 2010

I joined a workout class

I am really determined to lose weight and get in shape. I feel flabby. I don't feel flexible. And my size 8 wardrobe is calling me. I miss those clothes.

I joined a workout class. A local gym is offering a class, the Pink Program (but I don't have to wear pink), to those of us luck enough to have had breast cancer. So its not really free, but if you survived surgery/chemo/radiation and a complete loss of modesty as a result, you can take this class and regain your flexibility and fitness. According to the book that comes with the class, The Breast Cancer Survivor's Fitness Plan, you will 'reclaim health, regain strength, and live longer'. I don't know about all that but I will try it. Its a 12 week program.

I do admit I took the book out of the library once, racked up a lot of overdue fees and never read it. I am also supposed to be reading a chapter a week so it even comes with homework. And a medical release that I have to get signed by my doctor when I finally get the damn form.

The class started Monday and is on Mondays and Wednesdays. I went on Monday, missed yesterday and will miss next Monday because of previously scheduled business commitments but will go next Wednesday. The instructor said that is okay because the first two weeks are stretching only so if I just do the exercises regularly and I am the only participant so far. Yes, its a class of one. Which is kind of cool but have you ever done exercises while watching in a mirror with the instructor, who is probably a size 4...

I did the exercises in class on Monday. The instructor told me that I might be sore the day after. I thought, hah, I do my other exercises so I won't be sore. Hah is on me. Ow to my hips. Ow to my back. Ow, ow, ow. But I have been doing them every day and will continue to do so.

I have also been reading ahead at some of the exercises in the book. I won't be able to do any that involve twisting my back at all. But that wont be for weeks so I'll talk to the instructor before then.

But since the price of free to breast cancer people is really kind of high I do hope I get my money's worth and regain my inner size 8.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You can do it. Just remember not to go too fast through the stretching. All of those exercises work best if you go slowly. Going quickly just puts strain on them.

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