So, here is my exercise recap for the last three days: day 1: Core and More, Day 2: Yoga for All, Day 3: Qigong. The core and more class was definitely the most physically reinvigorating, if by invigorating I mean: made me the most sore afterwards. Yoga for all (who do not kneel, that is) came in a close second for the amazing ability to reawaken my once massive thigh muscles. Also, yoga for all was kind of hilarious since someone (thankfully not on my side of the room) kept farting, big juicy rolling farts and I was just so freaking thankful it was not coming from me. And qigong comes in a sad third for everything, but I suspect the instructor was not at her personal best today since she told me before class she had been suffering with lower back pain and had only recently been "cured" by an expensive traction treatment three times a week for a month. In any case Qigong has this crazy ability to make me heat up even up when I don't realize I am making an effort. It's kind of fascinating, and she did a ten minute meditation at the end, so I will for sure go back next week.
Tomorrow I am possibly going to go to a pilates barre class. It isn't my first (or second or third) choice but it's the only class which meets at the time I can make it to the Y. (because HELLO! I have to have my precious time the woods with sweet pea in the morning) There is something about the barre part of this which I find intimidating, though I will find it interesting for sure to see all of the new town princesses adjusting their over priced lululemon exercise clothes while giving me sideways hate glances. Yeah, I might go just to make the locals squirm with my joyful fatness. On Friday I figured I'd give hatha yoga a try, but if you happen to know that hatha yoga involves lots of kneeling feel free to warn me. If by some chance I get to the Y and do not feel compelled to take either one of these classes, rest assured I have also reawakened my desire for the expresso bike. It's my plan B. I don't know why I didn't go for the expresso on day 1 when I biked a little. That was a strange and unsatisfying move.
I brought my camera to the woods this morning and was happily photographing in the lovely overcast light when BAM the sun came out. You'll be happy to know I was able to switch gears and photograph in sunny conditions. I'm kind of proud of myself and excited too because now ... possibilities!!