Saturday, February 26, 2011
This has been quite a week for me.
I shoveled snow, worked out, shoveled snow, watched my food intake, shoveled snow, did a full Gold's Gym DVd workout that nearly killed me in the yoga portion, shoveled snow, cleaned some of my house, shoveled snow.............I think you get the picture.
Each time I shoveled snow, it snowed heavily again.
Progress was not coming easily.
But first I want to tell you about that Gold's Gym yoga part.
I always think of Yoga as being kind to my body. Then I try it. I'm okay with doing the stretchy things, but THIS workout was something ELSE!!!
This was NOT gentle. Not gentle at all. It was also supposed to last only 10 minutes, but it lasted more like ten hours.
I would get into position with the leader, begin to do the stuff she was showing me, and then I would look at the screen again. She was doing something entirely DIFFERENT.
So, okay. I did the something different thing, feeling all good about my self, and looked at her again. Good grief! How did she get into THAT position from the one I was in????
I get up off the floor and assume "the position". Taking a peek, she is not doing it any more.
What the heck is she doing NOW? I try to do what she is doing, and wind up flat on my face. I rest a few minutes from the Chamber of Agony, then try to join back in.
Yeah, right. MY body is NOT going to do THAT. No way, No how! But I try to simulate her moves as best I can.
I'm simulating away, and then all of a sudden, she says "One more time, Reach to the sky". HUH? When did we get up off the floor??? I get up, and hear her last few words about what a great workout we have done.
I move on to the next portion of the DVD. This one is cardio, using resistance bands. I can do this. Actually, I like this part. I've done it before, and my body responds favorably.
Time's up, and we move on to the last part, using the big ball. I'm supposed to lie on my back, put the ball between my legs, and do these sort of "sit up" things with my body.
I do my very best, even though it is hard to hear her next instructions due to my loud groans.
Whoops. I am supposed to be in a different position, so I hurry into that, do the stuff, and try to catch up.
Have you ever tried to catch up when the instructor is moving so FAST? Good no one has a video camera on me.
At the end of the 30 minutes, I am glistening all over. My muscles are trembling. I have completed a workout.
Maybe not exactly like the DVD one, but a workout, none the less.
Now I want to jump forward to this morning.
Weigh In Day.
You all know what I am thinking and how I am feeling.
I get on the scale, and no matter how much fidgeting I do, it still reads 185.5.
I had it firmly imbedded into my brain that I weighted 183 last week.
How the hell did I GAIN over 2 pounds with all the exercise I did, all the staying within my calorie range (except that one day, but we aren't going to talk about THAT!), and was very loyal to my Spirited Underdogs Team with blogging, reading, etc.
I decide I am NOT going to post my added tonnage. Forget it. Not doing it. Nope. No Way.
But then Ms. Smarmy appears. She's the nasty one who always nags me.
"SO. You're not logging in, huh. Figures. "
GET OUT OF THIS ROOM RIGHT NOW.
"oH SURE. You think chasing me out of the room is going to make any difference??"
"How very ADULT of you. You know, one of these days you are going to wake up and figure it out that, chronologically at least, you have been an ADULT for a number of years now."
"I CAN'T HEAR YOU!"
"You can't just close me off. I am going to keep nagging you until you do the ADULT thing."
I give up. There's no winning with this chick.
I go to my weigh in page, and enter 186.
JIMMINY CRICKET!! I am actually DOWN 2 pounds. DOWN!!!!!
But then again, it's not so awesome for my memory, is it.
hmmmmmmmmmm I think I need to give that some thought.
Now what was the topic anyway?? I forget.