I didn’t make any exercise related resolutions this year and that is because exercise resolutions are boring. Right? Who wants to hear, “blah blah blah, blah blah blah”? Exactly. I guess interest levels may rise, if people were getting hit in the face though, right?
For instance, I take a crazy “intervals” class at the gym, and on Monday, we did a crazy thing and then craziness ensued. (That was my first attempt to explain the class. Now trying a second time.) We were all standing on these exercise disks (to work your core as you try to balance) and we were in a circle, and every other person had a 4 pound medicine ball. You had to throw it to the person on your left, then turn and catch one from the person on your right. If anyone dropped the ball, the whole class had to do 8 push ups. So how did that go? Well, I threw my ball to the person on the left, and then turned to the right. Did I catch it? Yes! After I was hit in the face, I caught it. And I didn’t even fall off my my balance disk. Did I die of embarrassment? Yes! This was in no way my fault, and the instructor and the person who threw a four pound ball into my nose were both horrified. But I just had a strange feeling of, “This does not surprise me at all.” Of course, this is the class where on my first day, I tripped, and tried to catch myself for almost the entire length of the room before I finally landed on the floor.
Hmm, what else? There was a newspaper reporter at one of the classes I took, writing the “workout of the week” article. And in the paper, there was a giant picture of the class. I’m the one that looks like I am just standing there, confusedly.
And speaking of New Years Resolutions, remember my whole “10” thing? Well I decided I would wear my pedometer for the month of February and make sure to get 10,000 steps a day. So today, when the kids were in bed and I was ready to start watching Downton Abby, I saw that I had 2000 steps to go. I almost blew it off and just laid down on the couch, but then I thought, you can’t give up on the very first day! It’s the shortest month, how hard can it be to do something every day in February! Come on! So I got Lucy, and I put on my puffy coat and my hat and mittens, and we went for a walk. During my walk I realized two things. 1.) It’s a leap year, which means I need to take 290,000 steps instead of 280,000. 2.) February doesn’t actually start till tomorrow.
New Years Resolution Status:
10 pies – 1 down (plum) 9 to go
10 science experiments – 4 down, 6 to go
10 blog posts per month – This makes 8, 2 to go. I may have to make up for it next month
10 crafts – 0 crafts this month, 10 to go.
“Of course, this is the class where on my first day, I tripped, and tried to catch myself for almost the entire length of the room before I finally landed on the floor.” OMG, this made my night. I don’t mean to laugh at you Meg, but I could totally see this in my head as I read it and it was quite funny!