I was so excited last night I could hardly go to sleep. Here's what I did for the first time in my life.
I have been doing some light exercises for my arms and upper body strength, in anticipation that I might have to go back to the 5th wheel. That bar isn't easy to pull, and I've always just barely been able to maneuver it. So I use two cans of Campbell soup as hand weights and do a few exercises in the morning and evening. I took Sunday off during the two week period I've been exercising.
Another exercise I do that is supposed to strengthen shoulders and upper body, is called something like "wall push-ups". You stand back from the wall just a bit, arms stretched out at shoulder height, and do the push-ups against the wall. I read on a website that you do this "until you can do the regular push-ups". Hmmmmm, I thought. I was always under the impression that women couldn't do regular push-ups. (I was raised in "that era" and this is just one of the few ideas I never threw off.)
Last night just before going to bed, I decided to see if there was any hope of me ever doing a regular push-up. I shoved Lady out of my way (she is always in my way), got down on the floor and actually pushed myself up. I was so excited and then began to doubt I actually did it, so I tried it again. I DID TWO PUSH-UPS! The real Army kind! I was whipped, I'll tell you, but I managed to get off the floor and crawl into bed.
I kept waking up from the aches in my arms and shoulders, but I just smiled and told myself, "No pain, no gain", and fell back asleep.
I would like to thank Anonymous, who made a comment on my blog yesterday, saying that it takes a little while before the eyedrops make a real difference. I'm relieved to hear that, because after a day of using them I was expecting some sort of miracle. If I could only learn how to exercise patience.
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