Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Exercise. Blah!!

Of course my doctors are telling me to exercise. Of course it will help my problem because exercise is magic and it helps all health-related problems. I get it. But I hate it. It's boring. It's tiring. When people say that exercising gives you more energy, I want to punch them. That may be true for some, but it's not for me. When people say words like "endorphins" and "runner's high" I think, "wow, that sounds nice. I wonder what that feels like.". I can work out consistently, 5 days a week for several months and I don't have any extra energy.

Here's what I have to do every day. 1-Go to work, which involves waking up at 5:30 am; 2-do my dilator exercises; 3-do my stretches; 4-do my kegels; 5-make dinner; 6-eat dinner; 7-clean up after dinner; 8-get ready for the next day; 9-take 30-60 minutes to relax. And that doesn't even include the days when I have meetings after work, work to do after work, doctor appointments, physical therapy appointments, and psychologist appointments! And I don't even have kids like a lot of you do.

I'm sorry, but when the hell am I supposed to exercise? And if you tell me that I should be exercising during my 30-60 minutes of relaxation time then I will punch you! Really, when should I fit that in?And another thing. The only exercise that I really enjoy is cycling. It's fun, it's challenging, and hey, guess what? It's like the worst thing you can do if you have vagina problems! Having that hard seat between your legs and jumping up and down really does not help the situation. But it's the only exercise that I like.

I just wanted to vent. It's hard to be a girl.


Pearl said...

I could have written this post. I completely understand! I'm supposed to fit cooking dinner, grading papers, a hot bath, dilator work, body stretching, and 30 minutes of relaxation into each evening. And I have 2 appointments after work each week. When exactly is this exercise supposed to happen? I understand it's good for me, that it will get the blood and endorphins flowing, I just can't fit it in. Besides, I'm only "allowed" to walk on a flat surface or swim. Bah.

Thanks for writing, and apparently for allowing me a place to vent! :P

the girl with pain "down there" said...

We should just tell those doctors to back off! We're doing the best we can!

Anonymous said...

Can we also tell the doctors to stay on schedule so we don't have to take 5 hours off from work for an appt that is really less than 15 minutes? Maybe if we didn't have to stay late at work to make up all the wasted time, we would have time to relax and exercise ourselves back to health!

the girl with pain "down there" said...

Good point! :)

Lora said...

excellent post.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. (Servicing the Chassis) I just recently heard about your blog, a friend of mine mentioned yours because we are both married, and there doesn't seem to be an awful lot of married vvd bloggers out there. I haven't had a chance to look you up, and lo and behold, there you were on my blog!

I don't talk about my marriage on any of my blogs, just because I don't, but it is so incredibly hard to juggle everything. I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir on that front.

I'm looking forward to reading your posts and catching up with you. A thousand thank yous for speaking out about your experiences.

the girl with pain "down there" said...

Thank you Lora.