My Beloved and I went to the Rec Center over the weekend to play with the weight machines. I could barely do a leg curl, even without weight, but I could row at the highest resistance for ten minutes.
My Beloved believes (or tries to believe) that whatever ails a body can be cured with exercise. He’d like to see me working out (or swimming) two or three times a week. I know a lot of people with MS are doing that – how are they managing it? Patricia has started on a program that’s giving her really good results. I feel like I’ve cut everything to the bone – I do very little housework (cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry). I’ve cut my participation in my choir down lower than I’m comfortable with. I work very little overtime. I certainly can’t afford to sleep less, a time finding solution favored by many able-bods. I compensated for the workout I did on Saturday by pretty much sleeping the rest of the day. I can’t imagine how I could squeeze a workout into a work day – just changing clothes (why can’t I exercise in a skirt and pumps, huh?) would suck up over half an hour, and that’s not even considering the fatigue.
Am I just a whimpy whiner who is trying to avoid exercising? What portion of the equation am I overlooking?