I have been working out pretty regularly for the past six months. By pretty regularly, I mean I aim for 4 or 5 times per week and sometimes only get 2 or 3 but it's not like I'm not doing anything at all....I'm always on the go. Last night was my second attempt at the advanced abs class and Body Attack. The sad thing is that the advanced abs class is only 15 minutes. I honestly wasn't watching but I'm pretty certain that no one else could keep up with the instructor, either. The Body Attack class is very high energy with lots of movement. I frequently do the low impact version as my body will not allow me to jump and run in place and all the other moves that are high impact. My right foot gets pain in the arch and my left leg hurts right behind the knee. I hate being a whiner who complains that she can't do things but no matter how hard I try to work through it, the pain just doesn't go away. So, my modifications allow me to complete the class without quitting. I just want to be able to keep up with everyone else. Granted, most of the participants are probably in their 20's but I keep reading about people who run marathons in their 50's after being sedentary for many years. I haven't always exercised regularly but I have never been one to sit still for a very long period of time. I am always on the go. So, back to my original question-how long does it take to get fit to the point where I can complete an entire class without pain somewhere in my body to the point where I feel like quitting???
I have exercised (off and on) for years and I still get pains. I have some back issues that there are really no true fixes for. I am in pretty decent shape. I just do the best I can and modify the exercises I can't do. Getting old for me is not always fun