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.

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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