HGH & FMS Experiment

Where Human Growth Hormone Meets Fibromyalgia

7/06/2004

Posted by Thumper on February 3, 2007

Note To Self: if you hit a vein when poking yourself with a needle, it’s going to leave a bruise. And it won’t be pretty.

My legs are feeling today’s Boot Camp aerobics class. Or I could be feeling the combined effects of it plus last night’s kickboxing class. It’s not pain, per se, it’s more like “you used us, and we’re going to let you know it.” Between the two classes I did a lot of squats.

While I know my endurance is going up, there are still some things I can’t do and it bugs me. It shouldn’t, because they’re things I’ve never really done well, even at my most fit, but still… I don’t run well and have always been on the slow side. I don’t jump well at all—I remember years ago not really being able to do jump kicks in TKD, no matter how much I tried or how well I trained. So, during the classes, when we sprint or run laps, I just walk fast (well, as fast as I can), and when we do anything that gets both feet off the ground, my toes are still touching the floor.

My ego wants me to be able to do everything everyone else can do. Reality wants me to just do what I can, and keep moving through the things I can’t.

I take these classes with friends from the neighborhood, and today a couple of the husbands joined us—after that, I don’t think we’ll ever have to worry about them dismissing it as a froo-froo womens’ chat fest. And damn, they put some serious effort into it! I was impressed. Plus, they didn’t line up behind us and laugh at any jiggly body fat 🙂

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