So, have been really good lately, and have gone on the new AeroPilates Machine nearly everyday – the minor day missed because I have been too unwell or have had other things going on so didn’t manage to ‘fit’ it in during my day.
It has mostly been going well, think have gotten to grips with most of the exercises which were difficult to start off with – and boy, can you feel it working!! However, I have found myself feeling extremely tired afterwards and with my legs feeling extremely weak, sometimes not even been able to get back up straight away afterwards. During a particular exercise, you are required to put your legs in these straps and to raise the legs 90° in the air, on doing this however I am finding that my legs jerks and shakes, similar to what happens when the doctors are checking my reflexes, it used to just happen with my left leg as it seems to be weaker but has just started happening with my right leg too, and have started seening it happening with my arms when doing some of the arm exercises.
Does this mean that my legs are starting to become weaker and my arms are beginning to become weak also?? Just great!! Now my Mum is telling me constantly not to overdo it on the AeroPilates but whilst I am on there I don’t feel particularly tired, so how am I supposed to tell when enough is enough?? To demonstrate how the AeroPilates machine works here is a video from YouTube with some of the exercises that can be done on the machine:
On a happier note, this week I will be celebrating my 26th Birthday – and whilst it is supposed to be a lovely celebration surrounded by friends, going out perhaps to a local nightclub or bar, I however will find myself alone for some of the day whilst Mum and Dad are at work. Having this kind of ‘disability’ I am finding it a struggle to find someway of celebrating, given my condition and how it affects me especially considering how it often leaves me feeling fatigued, extremely dizzy and with legs so weak I am unable to walk or stand for very long. I have however been invited to a local Resource Centre where I volunteer to celebrate my day – although it will mean having to get a taxi from my house to the centre and back again.
Yet, another disadvantage of having such a disability – having to really think things through before going somewhere and planning the journey and all that comes with it instead of being able to just go out and do.