Angry cats and more planks
Day 3: Pilates.
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.
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.