One of my avowed goals on my weight loss journey, is to tackle the ironing pile BEFORE I run out of clothes to wear. However, so far I have failed miserably in this endeavor.
Thus it was, with the ironing basket hidden under a Mount Everest of clean clothing, I was forced to go to the gym yesterday, in a baggy old tee shirt, that had seen a lot of better days.
I happily started with the other five elderly men, to work through out 39 steps program which helps flexibility and mobility in the older person, circling my arms, and stretching, and doing the other exercises.
All went well until the exercises where one has to bend over and reach ones toes. No problem with the exercise. I can bend and put my hands flat on the floor, (show off), but I am suddenly aware that my back is cold!
The tee shirt is sliding up my back, showing it and my underwear to any interested spectators. I carefully tucked it into my gym bottoms, and carried on.
We did the cobra,
and the other abs exercises, and all was going well until doing the plough,
and then the shoulder stand.
Now I canít do a shoulder stand or a plough from flat. I have to take a Ďrun upí at it. I have to sit up and then roll back quickly, using my momentum to get my torso off the ground.
So I successfully did the plough,
then pushed myself up into he shoulder stand. Once up there, we have to bicycle with our legs, energetically!
The general flow southwards of boobs and belly can always cause a problem with asphyxia during this maneuver, sometimes itís like fighting your way out of a 20 tog duvet!
Then suddenly, the world went black! Had I gone blind????
No. The energetic upside down cycling had untucked my old tee shirt, and it had completely inverted itself over my head, blinding me, and exposing acres of white flesh to all the other stunned gym users!
Thatís the fastest I have ever come out of a shoulder stand, and back on my feet in my life!
So the moral of this story is
1. Do the ironing
2. Stay the right way up
3. Do NOT wear clothes several sizes too big to the gym!