3 weeks ago Husband come home with a copy of EA Sports Active 2 for the Wii for me. I decided to try it out. I quit halfway through the workout. I had the excuses of needing to make dinner (it could have waited another 15 minutes) and I couldn't breathe (kind of a big issue....), but in the end, I quit.
So today I tried a workout of equivalent intensity/duration. It helps that I remembered I have an inhaler (it had been prescribed because I had a bad cough that looked like it was heading toward pneumonia, but it's useful when my lungs stop working during exercise as well), but that didn't cure everything. There was a point (about the same moment in the workout, actually) where I had to stop and focus on my breathing and I was really tempted to just stop. But I didn't. I gave myself that minute and then I kept going. There was a lot of chanting "You can do this," and focusing on just one movement and then the next, but I kept going.
And I finished.
Honestly, physically, I feel like crap. My lungs hurt. I can't take a deep breath. My knee is killing me. And because I used my inhaler, my head hurts. But, I finished. And the accomplishment I feel is worth feeling like crap right now.