Friday, July 31, 2009
It has cooled down today. Our normal weather has returned, and for that, I am grateful. So grateful in fact, that I did a bit longer workout today.
It all started with DH getting up and leaving for the three day Flea Market. He isn't going to be gone for three days; he will return sometime today. I know he will be dragging stuff home that will sit around for a while until I give it to some charity or other, but at least he is out and about today.
I put on my exercise bra, stayed in my panties, and began the workout plans. I spy my big blue ball. Today is not a strength workout day, but what the heck? I will do some ball exerecises.
First, I have to dust off the ball. That should tell you something. Then I get busy and do Hamstring Flexion, then on to Lying Hamstring Curls with Ball, and the phone rings.
Now I can either answer the phone or keep working out. I grab the phone, and it is a friend from CA who has never worked out in his life. He has called to let me know his latest surgery and illness report. Have you ever had a friend who just LOVES to talk about their surgeries and illnesses? Well, this guy is that friend. He starts in with all the details of his gall bladder surgery, beginning with the tests which indicated he might need the surgery. As he journeys me through the tests and Dr. visits, and then to the pre-op crap that he goes through, I suddenly interrupt him and say I am putting the phone on speaker so I can continue my workout.
He can hear me now, so I get back to the ball. I do Wall Squats with Dumbells and Ball, then on to the Kneeling Rollout with Ball. All the time he is talking about his woes. I grunt answers, and make huffing and puffing noises into the phone, but he doesn't get the message. So I stretch through his being released from hospital and all the woes of recuperation. I do a lot of extra stretches.
Wait a minute! This guy really hates talking about Politics.....mainly because it isn't about HIM, so I start talking about the Obama/Professor/Cop thing. I am in favor of the cop, and I really would like to have Obama make a decision as to whether he wants to be President or a Social Worker. This disturbs my friend, and he gets off the phone. Mission accomplished.
On goes the CD, and here comes the fun part. Of course, it is my favorite.......good old fashioned Rock and Roll. I love dancing to the music! It doesn't even feel like exercise, yet my body sculpting is beginning to show, especially around my waist.
That's right. I said "Waist"! I am getting one! I am able to see little dents in the sides of my body. I think my butt is getting a tiny bit smaller, too. But that might just be wishful thinking on my part.
I will find out tomorrow, which is weigh-in and measure day. Usually I dread those days, but I am changing my attitude toward them.
I think it is the dancing that is doing it. Did I tell you that today I added singing along with the music as part of my workout? DH isn't home, so he doesn't have to come rushing in to see if I am okay or being attacked by Banshees, so I am singing to the top of my lungs. It is FUN!! I think it makes my workout even more strenuous.
Who cares? We girls just love to have fun. It doesn't matter if I look like a bit like a bouncing elephant, nor does it matter that I sing off key. It matters that I am DOING it. It matters that I am LAUGHING. It matters that it makes me HAPPY. And it matters that it makes me MOVE.
I hope you find something that makes you sing loudly, laugh, happy and move!