Well, I finally made it — my first visit to Curves for Women, where I was showed how to use the eight or so machines. I loved the place — energetic disco music blaring, behind which a female voice gave instructions on when to leave one machine and go to another and when to check your heart rate. Two other women, probably a little younger than I, were also there, going through the same routine that I was learning.
In thirty minutes, you work your way around the circle of machines three times, taking your rhythm from the music and the instructional voice. In thirty minutes, I had worked up a good sweat and my heart rate up to 22 beats in 10 seconds. And I felt great.
I was gone from the house for only an hour and fifteen minutes. Theoretically, I should be able to do that at least twice a week.
But that requires cooperation from my sibling, who will need to stay with my mother. We’ll see.