Task Master

9 Sep

Over the course of my speckled career I’ve joined any number of exercise groups. I belonged to Spa Lady until they went out of business, and Curves until the same thing happened. (Do I detect a pattern, here?)  After he retired, The Squire and I joined Gold’s Gym until the loud music and fit-inducing videos drove us out. Seriously, the high-speed films made me feel as if I was about to have an epileptic seizure, and I had to wear “ear goggles” because of the noise.

About four years ago, we joined the local YMCA, and decided it was going to be a “job”, one we took up three days a week.  No point in paying money if we didn’t keep at it, which we did. Both of us benefitted from it, and looked good.   In September, 2014, I had surgery on my hand, which put me out of commission for a couple of months.  And then, a year later, I had surgery on my neck to repair and replace two ruptured discs.  Again, I was unable to work out for several months.

The Squire kept going to the Y, and I kept making excuses.

He keeps pushing me to get up off my duffle bag and come along, so I agreed to start up again when we got home from vacation. And he made me keep my promise.


We went up on Thursday afternoon and again today. My number is no longer in the system and I can’t remember most of what I was doing, but I keep plugging along. I did pick up some info on aerobics and such, and I think I’ll do much better with that, then I would with the machines.

We’ll see what Monday brings.


2 Responses to “Task Master”

  1. tiggerlyss September 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm #

    Water aerobics are the best…Alyssa did the research. But of course you are like her grandmother who goes off and chats in the pool, you will not get as much benefit from it.

    • thisendoftheswamp September 11, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

      Our water aerobics instructor is a slave-driver. We all hop around on cue.

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