I have spent days, weeks and even months in bed. Not so funny but what I find hilarious is when someone says to me, “you should exercise!!” No, really?!? I never thought of that! I will get right on that even though I almost faint when I simply stand up. When life is spent horizontally (not talking the mamba here) then exercise becomes extremely difficult. For my vertical friends this is hard to understand. I never thought I would be the person going to the doctor and her noticing muscle loss in my legs.
Lets be clear. I have never been a gym nut. I have had trainers, sporadically done sports but mostly blessed with a slim physique and high metabolism. Walking to and from classes was plenty cardio for me!
I got older and so did the metabolism. After a particular bad infection and being stuck in bed for almost two months I packed on 30lbs.
So this leads to…How does a bedridden, chronically in pain, super fatigued person get “in shape”. My answer….verrrryyy carefullyyyy and with a stubborn attitude! Well the stubborn part is just me. I’m not going to the gym when I can hardly walk to the kitchen each day! I can however modify a low impact light cardio work out to work for me. That program is called Slim In Six! Not to say I didn’t feel like I was gonna die after my first workout. I literally hated Debbie Seiber and her happy little face. I did the best of my ability and listened to my body and came back to it each day. I have a far ways to go but I can hold my arms up longer when worshipping the Lord and in my book that’s better than a string bikini!( though I wouldn’t mind that one day!)
I did however get stuck in my sports bra today! And deal with 5 animals licking and rubbing and pushing and sitting on me all during my workout. I am not an animal hoarder swear!