I decided it was time to get serious about exercising. I'll admit I am out of shape! I do get some exercise in the summer by walking mostly and riding my bike sometimes, but come winter time I do nothing. Well, I was at Walmart last week and saw an exercise ball that included an exercise DVD for $13.....I was very encouraged. This morning I decided to try it out. I wouldn't say it was difficult; however, I did stick to the basics exercises for beginners. The most difficult thing about it was staying balanced on the ball. I did fairly well , finishing the entirety of the workout, but then........................I began to feel nauseous. Who feels nauseous after exercising? Only me of course : ) So I decided to look up info about it on the web. Well there are a few simple explanations to why I might have felt sick to my stomach.
1. Exercising on a completely empty stomach
2. Being dehydrated
3. Eating sweets just before exercising
4. Exercising right after eating
I did not eat breakfast....that's probably the culprit.....I hope. I rested , waiting for my stomach to settle....it settled a little and I decided I would just have to eat to make my tummy feel better. Well it feels most of the way better but I'm still feeling a little icky! Boy is this discouraging......if there aren't enough distractions and obstacles to overcome when it comes to starting an exercise routine....nausea has to be one of them!?!?
I have a little more time to rest because the kiddos are helping their dad stack some firewood before we start our homeschooling for the day. I should have just helped stack firewood, hey it's exercise, and I probably wouldn't have gotten nauseous doing it : ) Well I'm off to sip on some ginger ale and hopefully have a better day.