Day 6: Catching Up...
Thursday, January 06, 2011
No, it's not 'C' even tho it looks like it, lol...
Today was the first of six 'Advanced Diabetes Management' classes in the NHS Healthy Lifestyle program. I was, shall we say, less than impressed.
First, there was supposed to be a 30-minute stretching / chair exercise session. Unfortunately, the person who was to conduct it couldn't be there due to scheduling conflicts. Mmm, okay, fair enough, but - it isn't like this was set up at the last minute.
Second, the room was freezing. I mean, literally freezing, as in 32 F / 0 C - for some reason the 'zone heat' wasn't working at all. Could they have taken us to another room? Grrr... no. All the meeting rooms were booked long since. Finally they called a couple of maintenance people who said 'Oh, yah, it's been out since before Christmas.' GRRR--!
Third, the presenters decided to pack it in early. Now, I wasn't exactly sorry about it because by then my hands were blue and my breath was making little puffs of condensation. As we sat there. No blood stirring.
Himself had dropped me off and was picking me up, but didn't know that I would be out a good 40 minutes ahead of time. I called him, but still had to sit cooling my heels for twenty minutes. Except, tell the truth and shame the devil, I should say I was WARMING my heels as I sat in the reception area (where there was HEAT) and played solitaire on my mobile phone. Wasted time? Yes. I guess you could say that.
I suppose the course is worth exactly what I pay for it.
On the bright side: I walked up 1-1/2 flights of stairs, not breathing hard at all - while the rest of the group was definitely struggling. So I think I'm doing better than I was a year ago!