School is almost out and I am not looking forward to summer break at all. I’ve been able to exercise consistently this year because our kid started kindergarten. Previously, it was really tough to exercise consistently. Now, I just go to the gym whenever our kid is in school. It’s a simple system and it worked beautifully. My fitness log shows that I rarely missed going to the gym this year. Well, the first few weeks were tough, but that was due to weather and other issues. I missed a few days during spring break too. From that experience, I know that summer break is going to absolutely mess up my exercise schedule. I really need to come up with some plans to stay active this summer.
Exercise has never been easy for me. When I was young, I never understood why I couldn’t run and play as much as my friends. As I got older, I found out that this condition runs in the family. My mom and brothers also can’t sustain vigorous physical exertion. Some of my uncles and aunts on my mom’s side have that issue as well. Eventually, my brother found out that we have a mild form of mitochondrial disease, a rare genetic disorder. Luckily, it’s pretty mild for us and we could function normally for the most part. That’s life and we all have to play the hand we’re dealt. I still need to exercise even when I have some physical limitations. We can’t avoid exercise because things will only get worse as we age.