Medical Fitness Center Orientation
Friday, June 09, 2017
Wednesday evening was my second session at the medical fitness center. I have to say immediately that trainers I had both Monday and today are excellent; they really know which exercises are best for me and how to modify them for me with my knee problem and all. (They are so much better than the physical therapist I had after my knee replacement surgery!)
They make the exercises look very simple, but when I tried them it took a lot of strength that I hadn't realized I had lost. It made me realize in what bad shape I am, especially my arm and thigh muscles. I felt a little sad, too, because I know that I could've done the exercises easily 20 years ago. They were really quite simple, and I know that with time my muscles will get stronger and stronger.
My biggest problem though is my shoulders! Both trainers had to keep telling me to relax my shoulders. I'm not sure why I'm holding them so rigidly. Of course some of it may have to do with using the computer, but I think there's also something about protecting myself and hunching in order to do that. Just a hunch. (Ha!)
All in all, I am really glad that I joined because this will give me the incentive I need to work out plus I'm doing it in a safe environment. The trainers won't be with me all the time, but they're available for questions.
It's going to mean taking time away from other activities in my life, most likely Facebook, which is probably good! I really enjoy staying in touch with all of my friends via Facebook and knowing what's going on in their lives. From now on, however, I'm just going to scroll through anything that's shared and just pay attention to personal posts.