Last week, I decided to drop in on one of Kaileigh’s exercise classes. This one happened to be a weight lifting class. It was a spur of the moment decision although I had been thinking of doing it for a while. Come to think of it, it may have been one of my New Year’s Resolutions to work on getting back in shape! Or at least some semblance of shape!! I got there, picked up a bar with some small amount of weight and got started. I worked out hard and felt good afterwards. I might have gone so far to say I felt great! Until the next day. The next day I couldn’t straighten my arms at all. Picture a person with arms only as long as the elbow to wrist region! I felt like a Tyrannosaurus Rex with my little short arms. I couldn’t even force my arms straight! The day after that was even worse – I went horseback riding but had major trouble getting the saddle on the horse. A person really needs the full length of their arms!
Has this soured me on exercise? Not yet…..I’ve been working out this week to continue a positive trend. But I am careful not to overdo muscles that may need a little patience to get where I want them to be………..