stripping is a workout, isn't it????
Sunday, June 30, 2013
I sure hope so because this weekend has been chock full of unconventional workouts, one of which had me getting lessons from a 52 year old former stripper with the body of a 27 year old. I was invited as part of a mutual friend's birthday party. I like to think I am sexy and can even be flat out raunchy . . .when I am with my future husband. Otherwise, I am pretty conservative. Well this instructor was anything but! She dropped the f-bomb approximately 30 times in the first 10 minutes. She flashed her boobies, slapped girl's butts and slapped her own self in choice places. I was speechless. But I was also determined to make the most of it and flex my sexiness and learn a few things for my upcoming nuptials. Well I have enough attitude for a few people so I tapped into my inner stripper and I served up a healthy portion of sexy. So much so that the instructor says, "I love your f#$&*g sexy a$$ attitude! I'm naming you G-Spot!" I was super excited! I got my stage name!
What I will say is that this little beginner class was a hard workout! The warm-up was working every part of my body. I thought I was in pretty good shape but doing stripper stretches requires muscular endurance and a solid core. I must not have had either but I did learn how to swing on the pole! Once I synched my BodyBugg, I burned 526 calories in 1hr 45min and that included many breaks for pictures and the instructor to make crude jokes.
Today was day 2 of workouts that aren't "workouts". After church my fiancÚ and I took our niece and nephew to Bounce U - a place where kids can jump in rooms full of bouncy houses. This was the second time I had been to a place like this but the last time I couldn't have fun because all the bouncies had weight limits of 250 lbs and some with 235 lb limits. I told myself that the next time I came, I would be bouncing without worry! Well today was my day! I was a kid again. I ran, jumped tumbled, went down various slides. I ended up with a few rug burns (well plastic) and some sore joints from falling off of things but I felt so free. Though I still have months and months and possibly even years of weight loss ahead of me, today I was an unrestricted 215 lbs playing in the bounce houses with my niece and nephew. When I got back home, I taught my niece how to ride her tricycle. I finished my night with a gym date with my fiancÚ focused solely on strength training and ab work. My burn wasn't as high but I definitely have body fat to lose and muscle to gain.
Something a great Spark Friend of mine today, STEPH-KNEE, said something today that resonated so much with me. When you work so hard to drop weight and begin to feel good about yourself and begin to see yourself differently, there is always that realization that I am still "Obese". That I am still 215 lbs. That I am still 30 lbs away from a healthy weight. At least I have more pounds behind me than in front of me.