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Breathe

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I did go to the cardio circuit class yesterday. Moving like that for an hour is not an experience in my memory bank. The activities weren't difficult--on our feet for an hour moving, light weights, ball, resistance bands and good sixties music. It was a matter of coordinating what I was hearing and seeing with all my body parts at the same time. If I only had to march, I was fine. Expect the arms to do something specific, too? At the same time? Forget it. They had other plans.

I didn't get discouraged even when I thought I was dying (MPE-My Perceived Effort level). I kept on going. But twice I was totally uncoordinated, confused, etc. I figured out I wasn't breathing. So I stopped for water, breathed and got back into the routine.

I recovered enough, back to baseline clumsiness with arms usually doing the opposite of what they were supposed to do. I tried to say "breathe" to myself each time the trainer wanted us to count down from 8. I wondered if I counted backwards enough if I'd put myself to sleep. As I yawned, I shouted to myself, "Breathe."

The pool was next, and after the third graders cleared the locker room, I changed and went in the pool. Two other people were doing laps. They left after about 2 minutes and I had that huge pool to myself.

I stopped treading water and laid back to float, relax. Breathe. Looking up at the surrounding weather bubble, it was easy to imagine I was a very small part of the universe. (see yesterday's blog.)

Breathe. You are a part of the Universe.
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KIWIANN 1/13/2013 9:22AM

    You have a great way with words - I can completely picture those experiences.
I, too, have first-hand experience with the lack of coordination - if I catch a glimpse pf my self in the mirror when I am trying to follow an exercise video, it usually brings on some laughter emoticon

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SHARJOPAUL 1/13/2013 7:18AM

    Gee that coordination thing sounds like me!
Sounds like you had a great workout wih a wonderful relaxing ending.

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CHRISTINASP 1/13/2013 3:50AM

    Beautiful. Thank you.

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KIMCOLLINGS 1/13/2013 12:14AM

    Sounds like a good exercise day. Love the swimming at the end. That can be so relaxing!

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NORASPAT 1/12/2013 10:12PM

    I Taught myself deep breathing because I was fed up of inhalers. I do really well with it But I do listen well to my body.

HUGS Glad you have had so much exercise. All of mine consisted of more cleaning but it shows so i am very happy/ Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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