Not Like I Used to Be

(Photo from Flickr by Tomcat)

It shattered all illusion.  Illusion of fitness, that is.  Smugness.  Oh, I exercise almost daily, I said.  I am fit.  I'll just take this indoor cycling class because it's dark now after work.  I can't go for a walk during the week until Spring.  I guess I'll do a couple of these 45 minute cycling workouts for maintenance. Hah!  I got so tired tonight at one point I almost fell off the bike - and I wasn't even working as hard as everybody else. 

On top of that, I got nauseous from drinking Pine-Sol tasting water.  Why, you might ask?  Because this morning I pulled my old bike's water bottle off the cobwebbed bike in the garage.  It looked kinda moldy, so I thought I would "sanitized" it by soaking it in water with a bit of disinfectant - Pine-Sol.  I had no fear; I could rinse it out.  Mistake.  I think I poisoned myself.

I'm still coughing from the strain on my lungs.  I used to do high impact aerobics regularly just, oh, 10 or 15 years ago... hmmmm.  The first step back is the hardest.


Comments

  1. OMG -- lie down until the urge passes, girlfriend!

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  2. oh jennifer - you poor thing!!! get yourself a new water bottle . . . go after the refining of your body slowly and with care and kindness. it'll do everything you ask as long as you're nice to it!!!! so be kind to yourself! steven

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  3. ughghhh tell me about it, i started boot camp monday and i'm so sore i can't even walk today... so out of shape... but hey at least we're trying right?
    try washing your bottle with some lemon juice it should clean it out well :)

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  4. Oh, noooooo!!! Please do take care of yourself!!!! And buy a new water bottle!!! ~Janine XO

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  5. Jennifer, I feel your pain. I really do. I also exercise daily, but last week I strained my arm using my knitting machine! OMG, way too embarrassing to admit but there you go.

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  6. Good on you for doing any sort of exercise!

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  7. I got nauseous from drinking Pine-Sol tasting water.

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