So today was the first visit to the gym, I was lucky enough to have an induction with a very nice instructor. I was shown how to use a sit down cross trainer which I managed to do 12 minutes on, I had a go at a leg extension machine and got to do around 15 reps with a very light weights. Moving on to upper body I worked a little on my chest and back, have to say I found the upper body stuff much easier than the legs, but it really felt so good trying to be active like that. Honestly so pleased to have taken the decision to push myself like this.
I'm well aware that no matter how hard I try I'll never repair any damage that's been done, but, if being this little bit more active I can help myself feel better mentally and gain even a tiny bit of strength physically then it will all be worthwhile.
Now, let's talk about how I'm feeling a few hours later...
I'll start with the physical effects. I'm aching a lot, my legs and lower back are very tight, fatigue has really kicked in and I'm struggling to keep my eyes open, early night is happening for definite.
Now for the mental effects...
As soon as I started exercising I felt amazing, all the bad and negative feelings that have been with me for a while, just seemed to disappear. All my thoughts just went to how good it felt to be fighting back and not giving in to MS, when I got home and explained it all to Lisa I was buzzing, even now feeling so exhausted and pained I'm still feeling great in myself. Really looking forward to going back later in the week.
All in all the work out probably lasted 30 minutes which isn't long, but, at the end of that I knew it was time to stop, let's see how I feel tomorrow😂🤣.
speak soon, friends.