I started exercising when I was pregnant with my second, 15 years ago. I will never forget the first time in this session. I was working but decided to go for a 15 minute walk on my lunch hour. It had recently rained and I slipped on the muddy path and had to go home to get changed but the next lunch hour I was out walking again.
Recently, because of various infirmities, I stopped for 5 months. My body thought it was longer. It is difficult to bring it back into my life, too. Other priorities have taken its' place but I am not one to give up for long. The accomplishment of working out and the resultant feeling of being fit are not easily forgotten.
I work out at home. I figure I could my complete my whole workout in the time it takes to drive somewhere else. I would probably be pushed to work harder if I went to a gym but I enjoy exercising alone. I like trying to figure out what the perfect workout is, use a new video or an old favorite and be able to fit a routine into my day.
Today, I rode my exercise bike, not for long but enough for this out of practised body. Then I did weights with Jane (Fonda), my favorite instructor. I only did one set of 12, compared to her three, but I'm back on track and it feels great!