Exercise makes me grumpy

So it’s day one of exercise and already I’m grumpy.  I don’t know why.  My husband loves to exercise; it makes him all glowy.  Me, though, it makes grumpy.

 

I love the video I started with, which was recommended by a friend:

bellydancebeginners

Things I like about it: 1) It truly does start at the beginning.  As in: “Move your arm like this. *goes on for a while*  Now the other one.  *goes on for a while*  Now do your leg like this.  Try to keep your arm moving, but if you can’t, try to learn the leg now and we’ll put it together in a minute.”  (No, not a literal quote, but more of a “hey, you’re a beginner” vibe you get.)  Rather than “Okay, do this whole combination at once even though I haven’t taught you any of the parts.”  Anyway, this video was good, had girls that giggled when they were doing something that was really dumb looking, and was something I’d try again.  Disclaimer: I only did 23 of 33 minutes.  I was exhausted by then.

 

So, exercise: I did some.  And now I’m off to take some pain reliever because even a small amount of low-impact arm and leg waving gives me a terrible headache (hey, maybe that’s why I’m grumpy).

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2 thoughts on “Exercise makes me grumpy

  1. Exercise makes me grumpy, too, but for nearly entirely different reasons. I get grumpy having to give up my time to go do something I feel guilted into. I feel grumpy “taking time” away to do exercise. I feel as though it’s some big concession for everyone to make for me to take the one hour each day to slip away and go do it. And then I feel even worse if I miss out. BTW – if you can take Advil, do so. I find it helps with the soreness.

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    • I do hate taking time away from my little people to do it, too. 😦 Especially Sad Ben, as that’s the only one who’s up at that time of day.

      I could take Advil…yes, I could. To tell the truth, I don’t notice any soreness. All the pain just blends into all the other pain. *shrug*

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