There’s always going to be the days that you push yourself too far, and then pay afterwards with pain. Yet I still let my determination/stubbornness win and never learn.
So yesterday I decided it was a good day to go for a little walk. I felt OK, or as OK as I could feel, and just wanted out the house to blow those cobwebs away. I decided that I wouldn’t go far, just a little walk, to start with anyway.
0.73 miles and 20 minutes later, after I’d walked back the same route and basically fell through the kitchen door in agony, I did it! And after sitting down for 5 minutes I felt OK, and was proud of the fact I’d managed to go for a walk, get some fresh air and seeing something other than the walls of the house.
Fast forward to bedtime, and boy was I regretting even thinking of going for that walk. What the hell was I thinking. Well done Katrina, superb decision there.
The fact that even breathing was hurting as I lay willing my back to stop pounding so I could just get some sleep, was a sign of things to come, and a warning of how the day was going to be on Saturday.
I was right. The whole getting out of bed and walking thing was not happening. I grabbed on to everything I could just so I could walk, but I ended up being held up by the husband with the “I told you so” look on his face. Annoying but he was right. I even suggested that if I went for another walk today it might loosen off, yeah, if looks could kill……..
It’s so frustrating, I loved being out yesterday, just looking at the changing season around me, the fresh air, making friends with the cows in the field as I went. I was happy. Now look at me, I can barely walk, I feel sick with the pain, and moving my legs is just making it worse.
So this is where I’m stuck. I’m told “your fat, you need some exercise”. Pray tell me how I do that. I just went for a walk that has nearly killed me the following day. So I would really appreciate if someone could tell me how I exercise but will still be able to walk and function the next day.
And yes perhaps I shouldnt have gone that far, in fact I know I shouldn’t have gone that far, but surely there’s nothing wrong with having a goal and completing that goal? Maybe I need to calm down and set my goals a little lower.