When they laugh - FORCE them to participate!
Monday, February 04, 2013
So I'm doing the 30-day shred challenge that Vintagepage on Sole Sparkers put out there and ... well ... I've learned some new things about myself.
First - it is absolutely possible for every square inch of your body to hurt all at the same time. Including your fingernails. Remember that scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark when Indy says "its not the years honey, its the mileage" and then points to the one spot on his body (elbow) that doesn't hurt??? Yeah - its also the years and that spot hurts too.
Second - I am extremely uncoordinated. It would seem like a simple thing - doing squats while simultaneously doing arm curls. But for some reason, squatting down makes my arms want to also go that direction. (Perhaps that comes from the many years we have been told 'never actually sit on the toilet in the restaurant - squat!' and to do that you have to find some kind of balancing apparatus so you don't actually lose your balance and land. - Just a theory though.) So each time she said 'bicep curl up' I was on a bicep curl/squat down and then had to try and catch up so I bicep curled up but also stood up. Argh.
Third - My husband has noticed that I am extremely uncoordinated. He walked in yesterday during Shred and saw me trying to keep time with the jumping jacks. I heard something akin to a guffaw behind me. I appreciated the laughter even less than the knowledge that he had the backside view.
Fourth - I have a really mean streak. Probably about 24 inches wide straight down my back. Although in truth - that's not a really new discovery for me. More like new for my husband. As I heard the laughter, I glared a warning, but he must have missed it. I paused the dvd and asked just what exactly he found so hilarious. He just pointed at me and waived his arms and imitated my jack jumping moves. (Holy cow - I really am spastic!) I laughed - clearly just a ruse on my part - and then pulled his butt over onto the mat and said - OK - I double dog dare you!
Fifth - My husband is pretty uncoordinated too.
Sixth - It is really hard for someone to laugh at you and do Shred at the same time. The laughter stopped and was replaced by asthmatic-like breathing.
Seventh - refer to #4 because I started enjoying this.
So I have this feeling that when I pop in the dvd tonight he may suddenly realize that there is a project that he needs to work on. And this leads me to ...
Eighth - whatever I need to get something done immediately, put in the Shred dvd and present an option: "Husband, dear, do you want to do Shred with me now or do you really need to work on that (insert project here)??"
Ah ... things will start to get fixed in February!