We started with five minutes on the rowing machines--the first minute or so went okay but it was a bit stop and go after that. Lunges came next, but by then, my thighs were kind of wobbly, and on one of my lunges, I realized my thighs were no longer strong enough to support me through the forward momentum of the lung, and found myself kneeling on the ground. And the rest of the session continued in the same vein. By the time I coughed out a lung on the sit ups--because remember I've been fighting this cold--I was spending more time catching my breath than doing any kind of exercises. The trainer reassured me several times that I would become stronger and it will all become easier as I go just as long as I don't give up. Or die.
Later in the evening, by the time I felt recovered enough to get up off the couch, I decided it was too late for me to head into the Sweat Shop. Besides, I wasn't sure I had enough strength left in either of my legs to push on the foot pedal of the sewing machine anyway. So I thought I'd take the evening off.
And just so I don't feel like an unproductive failure, I thought I'd show you the two Sew Spooky blocks I finished during my vacation, back when I used to get things done:
and . . .
With these two done, I have all five of the main center blocks completed; I just need to do two smaller blocks and then I can put the center together. After that, all I have to do is to applique about 729 bats and piece about 581 candy corn blocks and I'll be finished.
In other words, in about a year, I'll be extremely fit and muscular AND I'll have another Halloween quilt done and up on the wall. It's good to have goals.