The random ramblings of a perpetual procrastinator. These are the life & times of a nursing home CNA navigating the ups & downs of living with someone who's living with a disability. A sometimes amusing, sometimes bittersweet look at my journey into real adulthood.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 1: This already sucks

Although I have no delusions about my fitness, I do work in a very physical job & would like to think I'm not a total mush.

I'd be wrong in thinking that.

I got on my new treadmill for the first time today.  My goal was to power-walk for a full 30 minutes - & I did!  Yay for small miracles!

Even though I achieved my goal, my joy was short lived...because I felt like I was dying.

Not only did my feet hurt like hell (I have this.), the sweat was pouring off of me.  BTW, I am sorry for the lovely image you probably just got in your mind.

It's humbling to realize that, at age 26, a brisk 30 minute walk in my air conditioned house has that effect on me.

But, that's the reason why I'm taking this journey.  Everyone has to start somewhere.


  1. Yesterday was my 3rd day in a row of doing the bike-machine-thingy. If you're looking for a friend to exercise with, just let me know! I learned the thing doesn't slide across the carpet, so doing it in the living room with bare feet was a huge success. And by success, I mean it almost killed me. lol :)

  2. You are so right-everyone has to start somewhere. You can do this! You have the desire, so you'll be able to follow through :)