February 28, 2006 at 10:59 am
I keep hearing people mention Pilates on their blogs. God knows if you all decided to jump off a bridge, I’d probably take the leap too (though I might secretly attach a bungee cord to my waist). So I did a Pilates DVD two days ago and right now it hurts to laugh, and sneeze, and just lean forward. Ow! That Pilates is an ass kicker, er, abs kicker.
I swear I’m not a masochist, but I actually like feeling sore because I know that means whatever I’m doing is working. So, I’m going to stick with the Pilates. It’s much more intense than yoga, which I could never get into. All that “I am a tree, standing tall, swaying in the breeze” stuff did not jive with me. I’ll show you where to put your tree.
I also started lifting weights this week, something I really should have started doing a year ago. So my arms and my abs are sisters in pain. I bet they are bitching about me behind my back or in front of my back. “Can you believe what she is making us do?” But in addition to burning all those calories walking, I will soon have a toned, fit body too. Yippee!
I’m strangely psyched about this. I guess it’s good to have a project, something to work on, because I’ve felt a little bit adrift lately in my personal life. Nothing major, just a general “What’s next?” feeling. I think finding something new to challenge yourself is important to staying self-satisfied. Otherwise you’re just treading water.