Angry cats and more planks


Day 3: Pilates.

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Let me start off by saying I was just in the bathroom,  about to wash my face and brush my teeth – and as I removed my earrings,  one fell to the floor.  I froze.  It might as well have been something falling into the Grand Canyon.  As I assessed the situation I literally winced at the thought of bending down to pick it up.

And while we’re on the topic of bathrooms – I had the same ‘wince’ reaction every-time I had to empty my bladder today.  The whole ‘sit down/stand up’ motion is a tad difficult.

The scary thing is … I like it.

I’m not in agony, but, and I never thought I’d say this – it hurts in a good way.

Who AM I?!?!

I’m already panicking a little wondering what I’m going to do when the 21 days are up!

Where will I go?!?  Who will tell me “Butt down!”  or “Don’t quit on yourself!”

The idea of a gym is an expensive idea.  I’ve loved having a gym mere steps away from my desk.  And these trainers know their stuff!  I would need another trainer!

I was given a pair of sneakers today.  Do we call Nike Air shoes sneakers?  I don’t know.  I’ve never been a ‘sneaker’ girl.  Lest we forget, this is my first time in the work-out arena.

I do know they were really comfy and made me feel like less of a ‘noob’.  Of course the irony was that today didn’t require shoes.  But I did get to wear them home and feel all ‘work-outy’.

I even caught myself thinking about work-out clothes.  But, it’s a work-out, not a fashion show – I’m fine with what I have.

Okay.  Pilates.  I’ve had this image in my head of ‘yoga’ I think.  Soft, relaxing, almost meditative?  There was a position called the cat –  Or ‘angry cat?’  Then some other animal.  But other than that – there was a lot of “Oh my GAWD!” and “This is where the term ‘butt hurt’ comes from isn’t it?” going on.  Yoga it wasn’t.

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I did love the angry cat >^.^<

So there I was, loving it,  stretching and enlongating and then it all went to hell with a flipping ‘plank’.  Who invented this ‘planking’?? Whoever did, should be made to walk off one.

Didn’t stop at planking, just for fun – we went from plank to push-up.  Then I added my own move – ‘face down on mat’ otherwise known as “I’ve-given-up-on myself-face-plant”

I’m not doing two days in one post – I’ll sum them up daily – because I clearly have too much to say about each session.

I have to add, that the best part of this experience has to be doing it with the group of people in that room.   Yes, even the planking.

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About debaucherysoup

I've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.

Posted on February 20, 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reblogged this on MetaRead360 Small Press presents and commented:
    More power to you…call it getting older!

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