Okay, girls. We're 3 weeks into the new year, so I decided it's time. I've had the thought that it was time before, but, obviously it wasn't.
I got a FB message from a friend a couple of months ago, telling me that her summer interclub tennis team was looking for more players. Was I interested? Oh, how I chuckled. I haven't picked up a tennis racket in over a year. They must be desperate, because I would surely just be a warm body.
I had concerns about saying yes, the main one being my history with dehydration headaches. If you've never had one, believe me when I tell you they are no fun. I'll be okay while I'm playing, but about an hour after I stop, it starts. Nothing helps it. I used to be able to lay down and sleep, then it would be okay when I woke up. Then that didn't work. I have this nifty little towel that I keep in ice water when I play; it cools you down in a heartbeat. That doesn't help. I did discover last summer that if I drank a couple of bottles of pedialyte, the headaches weren't so severe. I make sure I stay hydrated before, during, and after I play, but I sweat (yes, I sweat, I don't perspire) so dadgum much that I just can't hydrate enough.
So, of course I told my friend yes, I'd play, if she was sure that they wanted me. She said they did. Looks like I'm gonna play tennis this summer. The good thing is that our practice time is 8:00, so we'll be done before it gets really hot. That's one day I won't have to worry quite so much about the headaches.
One thing that I think will really, really help is if I would just get some of this weight off. When we lived in SC, there were days during the summer that I would play 2 times a day. I was also 30 pounds lighter.
I know there's no way I'm going to get this weight off before summer, but hopefully I can get some of it off. I absolutely love to play tennis. There's just something about hitting that near-perfect shot, slamming the ball down someone's throat (Letting go of a little pent-up aggression is good, right?), or hitting a serve just right. I'm not that good, but I have such a good time when I'm out on the court.
So, yes, I've finally decided that it's time to do some serious exercise and to eat right, and to cut out the sugar. I started the "Slim in 6" today...I could barely walk after, but it's going to get better, right? I may not be slim in 6 weeks, but hopefully I'll be on my way to being headache free when I play tennis! Guess I better start stocking up on pedialyte...just in case!
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