Today was a really good day – but I am totally exhausted. I thought it would be great to only have two workouts today, so I did one 5 mile video that was 1 hour and 15 minutes and one 45 minute water aerobics class. Nice and simple, right? Except for the overwhelming desire to die at mile 4 of the video! OK, maybe I’m exaggerating, but exhaustion has definitely set in.Now, before you ask me what I was thinking just jumping into 2 hours of exercise a day, let me explain myself. I really thought that I was ready for this. I have been exercising sporadically for months. But never more than 20 or 30 minutes at time. I have also been taking a lot of supplements, trying to get my body healthy. And, I’ve been going into the hyperbaric chamber with my son for almost a year as part of his therapy. I really believed that all this was going to prepare me (just a little) for this journey. I think I was wrong.
But, I’m not giving up, or cutting back. I am just complaining a little. I actually love that my body CAN do this level of exercise, even if it is complaining a lot. I have talked with several friends who have started fitness programs, and they are all telling me the same thing: just push through the best you can, and your body will come around eventually. So, here I am saying I am doing just that.The one thing that I am not having trouble with is the diet. I’m really not sure why, but I haven’t had any sugar or carb cravings this time. In fact, I almost forgot to eat dinner tonight. So, I am guessing that my body really prefers this diet. All the veggies and protein seem to be agreeing with me. I have allowed room for some fruits in my program, but to be honest, I haven’t wanted them. This is a HUGE change for me. I’m still trying to wrap my head around this. If you have any ideas what might be going on, please leave a comment!