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I knew I should have taken up dance as a child...

Monday, June 17, 2013

So, in addition to my bike riding (ooh ooh ooh, I bought this cool little velcro pouch thingie that holds my ID and phone and stuff, it's so awesome! Now I don't have to shove all my stuff in my bra! Yay!) I decided to take up this Ballet Boot Camp thing I saw here on SparkPeople (it's actually over on Prevention dot com but I was linked from here). It didn't look out of my range, and I've always been fascinated by dance, even though the majority of my youth experience was six months of baton class... long story there. I'd just like to brag that I won awards for my marching form, and I was one of the only girls with enough poise and proper posture to be able to set my baton on my head and walk the length of the gym twice. If it fell, you did it until you succeeded. ALWAYS got it on the first try, thank you very much. :) Then again, it could be because I have a flat head. *lol*

Anyway... I'm a clumsy, spastic person, so naturally I'm drawn to things that promote better posture and grace. Not to mention it's great on the legs, and I already have good muscly legs as it is, so... I bought a 9" ball and two 3# dumbbells last night (when I bought the bike pouch, woo!) and today I started the program. I'd have started yesterday but I had this... I don't know what to call it. It was a twinge on the left side of my body, in that area between my butt and lower back. I'm sure the wearing of my sexy red slingbacks did nothing to help it. *lol* Yeah, excuses excuses. Anyway, it bothered me enough that I didn't want to cause myself real injury, so I took it easy. Sundays can be my rest days. :D

Today... today I did the first day. I'll admit, I didn't do ALL the reps they asked for, but that's okay. I wasn't expecting to pull it off completely, but I did more than half that was asked for the first few moves, and I count that a success. The last few moves I did ALL the reps. Woo! I was shaking a bit, but I wasn't in pain, and I'm sure my form wasn't the greatest, but I'm okay with that. I broke a sweat. Isn't that the main goal? :) Of course... that could be because it's hotter than dragon's breath outside right now. So... like last time, I'm waiting for the sun to go down a bit before attempting any bicycle fun, or enticing Em to go for riverwalkies.

The barre boot camp is a 25 day challenge. So... day one down? Yaaaaay! I'm also thinking about working on something else I found, a program to work "hip flexors" and what not in order to achieve a full split. I managed to do that ONCE in my entire life, and that was after a day of running around at a park, where I was all loose and limber and full of energy. This was also several years ago. *lol* But I pride myself on being more flexible than most, and I want to stay that way.

That's all out of me. Time for finishing laundry and a sewing project. ^_^
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STEVEN2GO2 6/18/2013 12:34AM

    Congrats on finding challenging and fun fitness activities. If you do not enjoy your workouts you just will not continue with them. Sounds like you have a great balance with your exercise routine!

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