As I work my way back to a fitter lifestyle I find time to reflect.
I have been more out of shape than I am now. I was able to over come that. The first day I attended step aerobics I returned home to cool tiled kitchen floor where I collapsed and remained until bed time when my room mate and his friend took pity on me and carried my debilitated body from the kitchen to my bed. (Thank you again Scotty) I was in so much pain that I simply could not move.
The next day I grabbed the icy hot that had been used for my legs when I was doing Aikido and smeared it on my legs and abs. Legs - good idea. Abs - BAD, bad, bad idea! Oh my how much that burned on the abs! I immediately dashed to the shower in search of relief that did not come.... oh the agony!
Time came for the next step class. I went. I continued to go. I went from being 240 lbs to 140 lbs in half a year.
I am older now and do not expect those kinds of results this time around. But the bottom line is this. I have been here before and I know it can be done. It just takes putting in the work, day by day. I must not allow a slow weight loss start to discourage me. As time passes this will too. The weight barrier will give, and I will see results.