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I added a new fitness class at work today.  Friday is spinning - that's the one I started with.  Then after a while I added cardio kick - that's on Tuesdays, and showcases my lack of coordination.  Since I've reached the stage where there's a couple of days when I can actually walk, I decided to add a class on Monday - it's called "Basic Strength Class."  Here's the description:

"Basic srength and conditioning, light weights, core strength included." 

Sounds harmless, doesn't it?

I am one enormous over-cooked noodle.  Every muscle in my body is just... done.  Tired.  Wobbly.  Check, please.  Right now, it's a full body effort to get out of my chair.  That little blonde lady kicked my overweight, out-of-shape, middle-aged, housewife butt.

Tomorrow morning is probably going to SUCK.  The warmup for kickboxing is probably going to hurt.  But I really, really want to get under 200 pounds.  I'm close.  So close...

I'm too old to be this out of shape.



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Jan. 14th, 2013 10:10 pm (UTC)
Tomorrow morning is probably going to SUCK.

Oh no it isn't. WEDNESDAY morning is going to SUCK. It always hurts worst two days afterwards.

But you are gonna kick that <200-lbs!
Jan. 15th, 2013 02:59 am (UTC)
That's a point. When I took the first kick boxing class on a Tuesday, Wednesday was fairly unhappy. Thursday was hellish. Then on Friday I went to spin class. :-)

I'm forty-three and exercising for the first time in my life. If I can lick all the emotional baggage I have around exercise that still haunts me from high school gym class and work out/sweat/flounder next to co-workers - that "2" in front doesn't stand a chance.
Jan. 15th, 2013 02:01 am (UTC)
I'm right there with you--I've felt like bread dough for years. Good on you, and good luck getting up tomorrow morning.

Off topic, I just sent a book to you and Dorigen via media mail. Should be there in a week or so.
Jan. 15th, 2013 03:03 am (UTC)
"Doughy is a really good description. I figure, work offers these classes for free, I don't like the way I look or feel... this isn't rocket science. I'm hoping to have a much better Pennsic because I should be stronger. Smaller would be better yet. :-)
Jan. 16th, 2013 03:52 am (UTC)
Good for you. I am so excited for you.
My butt is currently too fat for words and in excess of 200 pounds, mostly due to a major decline in my eating habits and my butt-sitting desk job that I love and stresses me out. So that is bad for all kinds of reasons, but thanks to regular swimming for the past five years I actually have both aerobic stamina and strength like I have NEVER had in my adult life. I can outswim my 6'1" brother-in-law, I can haul a Christmas tree up a steep hill at the tree farm while my husband can't, and some other mind-bogglingly STRONG things, too. So, more power to you babe!

BTW, I have sent you one or two emails lately. Didn't hear from you, want to make sure you got them?
Jan. 16th, 2013 05:42 pm (UTC)
That's what I'm hoping for - I want to be able to go to the Met with Vynehorn, and not feel like she's trying to kill me on the walk (she's not - I'm just out of shape.) I want to be able to carry my end of a piece of furniture. I want to be able to bounce up Runestone Hill again.

I'll never outswim anyone, because even after something like six years of swimming lessons, I still can't swim. But I'm okay with that. :-)

I'll check my spam filter - AT&T gets a little over-enthusiastic sometimes...
Feb. 18th, 2013 07:03 pm (UTC)
yay you. i did it too....although mine involved giving money to a gym. free from work is fantastic!!!
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