One of the benefits of being on Medicare is that my supplemental health insurance covers a gym membership. It's called Silver Sneakers, which I assume is because if I had hair on my feet, it would be silver like the hair on my head! In any case, my health insurance became effective August 1st, so on Saturday I trotted my considerable out of shape carcass to the gym. I was all set to embark on the path to improvement. My journey was delayed because there was no one who could enroll me there on Saturday afternoon.
On Tuesday hubby and I went back to the gym. (Being older than I, he is already a Silver Sneaker (so to speak), but hadn't been going because of an injury sustained in a fall a while back. We were greeted with open arms, my enrollment was processed, and within a very short time we found ourselves in the Silver Sneakers class with around a dozen others of varying shapes and sizes. We did a series of exercises designed to improve mobility, flexibility, and strength, as well as cardio, under the instruction and watchful eye of our certified senior trainer--she's not a senior citizen, she's trained to train seniors. Whew! I feel like I'm getting off track here!
I emerged from the class feeling terrific. I was high on oxygen! Having spent the last 3 months since I retired either sitting in front of my laptop, or in front of the TV, I'm afraid my circulatory system may have stagnated. But all that marching in place, stretching and bending really got the old red stuff flowing through my veins, and I felt more awake than I had in weeks. On Thursday morning, we reported to the Silver Sneakers Class again and repeated all that activity.
This morning....I ache. My back, my knees, my left hip--all are reminding me that I'm not as young as I used to be! Well, I have the weekend to recoup, and then back to Silver Sneakers on Tuesday!