For me, it started with six months of insomnia. Six months of sleeping only 3 hours a day. My friends and family now tell me that they started worrying about me towards the end because I was getting a little weird. Forgetful. Thinking fuzzy thoughts.
It got so bad, I was afraid I was coming down with early onset dementia and that was before I read Still Alice. I was scared but too tired to care. All I wanted was a good night’s sleep. Okay. To be honest I did sleep more than 3 hours three times in the first six months. I wouldn’t want to exaggerate.
I spent the last three months of 2016 with a hurt knee, unable to exercise and trying to take care of myself. It wasn’t until December that my doctor said I could use the bike and not just rely on the physical therapy exercises I was doing. I hate to exercise but I was so glad to finally have permission.
Now here I am, at the start of 2017, looking forward to a new year. Today I begin a new workout program from Debbie Siebers. I had already done and even enjoyed Slim in 6. When I discovered she has a new program designed specifically for older people to be low impact, gentle on the joints, and still provide results, how could I resist? After all, I have severe osteoarthritis and my knee still feels tender so I have to be careful while doing all that I can.
New year, new workout program. I’ll share my thoughts as I go along, and more. So much more. I’m excited for 2017. How about you? Are you trying anything new this month or this year? I hope so. And I hope you’ll leave a comment if you are.