What do we do in January?
- New Year resolutions that we break within weeks
- A new diet that is really the old diet warmed over
- A new start at the gym with visions of a new body.
I am attending Silver Sneakers classes with some friends. It was a habit before Covid. Then we stopped to isolate. And now we start over. Except that I am a little older. The coordination piece just isn’t there.
“TWO – THREE- FOUR, now change from the left hand and right foot to the opposite side – REACH!”
Uh huh. Sure.
Discombobulated. That’s my new word.
Two, three or four just don’t compute. In the middle of the action, I stop. I wait for my mind to catch up with the instructions. Move the opposite arm. Then the opposite leg. One at a time. NOT at the same time. Who makes that connection while the beat goes on?
March in place. I can do that.
Get a drink of water. I can do that, too.
“Make sure your arm is outside your thigh and reach.”
I grunt and groan.
“Arm OUTSIDE. REACH. Yes, that’s right—arm OUTSIDE.”
Ohhhh—she meant ME!
“Now let’s sit in our chairs and STRETCH.”
Oh good. The home stretch. Class is almost over.
I can take my uncoordinated self to coffee.
Can you relate?