With The Support of My Virtual Friends
July 11, 2019 1:06pm CST
Today has been a big day for me. I have been putting off taking out a membership to better my health for quite some time now. I read all about the benefits, understand that what my doctor has advised me for some time that I need to exercise is a reality. Today I did it. And please do not judge me on this, but it was a big step for me. I thank Alfredo, Valerie and NJ for their love of physical exercise, and for sharing their feelings thru posts. You have inspired me and now I have my own membership. I am booked in to see a personal trainer next Tuesday morning. And I will enroll in the water exercise classes when the registration date rolls around. And I hope that I can have some of my medication levels adjusted, like NJ has, and that I can be proud to have a picture taken of me, like Valerie has, and most of all I need to feel better. My next doctor's appointment isn't until the fall, but I want to get good results. I know that I will have to work really hard in order to get those results. It was such a big thing for me to enroll in this, that when I got out to the car, I literally broke down and cried a bit before I was able to leave the parking lot. But, I know that as a result of my virtual friends I signed up, and as a result of the support of my virtual friends, I hope to be successful in this venture. We get a lot more out of this site then words can really express don't we? ~Photo is mine
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Yes, we are so lucky to have such inspiring friends here. And from all walks of life, corners of the world and age groups. And I think that is what makes it work so well, otherwise we probably would be too busy judging each other to converse and befriend one another.
@BelleStarr I think that I remember you posting about this when you first began. I will be fine, it was myself that always sat on the deck while our son took swimming lessons, its just not something that my husband likes, so I do it. And nobody can exercise for me, so that part I am alright with.
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
I am so happy for the decision you have finally made. That's great. Those exercises that await you after registration will surely make you strong and healthy. The people in charge on these gyms or pools are experts in their own field , well trained that they can help prolong life.CONGRATS and yes, virtual friends here across the universe help a lot in many ways.
@CarolDM Thanks, I was talking to a girl at work about joining, and she asked me which location, and when I told her, it turns out that her room mate works at that one. She mentioned her name, and she was the girl that toured me, she asked her about me and she remembered because I seemed nervous. What a way to be remembered.
• United States
I am so proud of you! For exercise junkies, they don't realize the importance of that first step you just took, but I get it. I loved exercising when we had Curves, but although I went to the gym today, it's something I have to make myself do. A personal trainer is a great idea...she'll encourage you and tailor your work out to just what you need. Keep us posted on your journey.
@1creekgirl Thank you. I can be so introverted and socially awkward, and I do not have an exercise buddy, so I'm winging this one completely. But in the end we all have to do what is best for ourselves, so I am okay with that. Years ago a co-worker and myself used to go to Curves. That chain is no longer here in Canada. Its too bad because it was a nice circuit. I am nervous to go to my first appointment next week, but part of me is also looking forward to beginning the journey, unfolding the map as I like to think of it as.
• United States
i'm so proud 'f ya fer takin' this step!! jest 'lways know that'cha got a great support team here rootin' fer ya, hon. yup, yer gonna start feelin' better 'n hopefully get weaned off some 'f yer meds, too. i know such 'twas stressful, change most oft 'd be jest that. yes ma'am, yer correct 'bout gettin' lots out'ta this place. some folks jest touch yer heart, make ya laugh, reflect 'n 't times help convince ya to do what needs doin'. happy dancin' fer ya ~
@simone10 I am really limited also because of my bone density, but carrying around all of this extra weight is not helping my weakening bones, nor my organs, so I am scared, but I am pushing myself. I hope that getting into the groove will be the hardest-I'm such a recluse.