Monday, August 30, 2010

Learning to breathe again for the first time in so long now...

All the talk and buzz of exercise on the forums has inspired me to go for a walk/jog. First I looked for a Zumba class near me. Then when that failed I checked out the local timetable of the closest gym which was also a fail because it only had pump on which I can’t do with my back injury.

So then I thought walk/jog it is. Then I thought – how long can I actually jog for these days? That’s a scary thought. I used to be able to do about 11km up and down hills. Now I don’t know if I can even jog for 5 minutes these days. Then I heard men outside laughing and talking to each other. So then I started thinking – oh no they will laugh at me if I walk/jog by in my tights.

The cycle of negative thinking is endless! So what am I going to do? Put on my damn tights, sneakers and t-shirt and get my astronaut out onto that pavement. Its negative thinking that has gotten me here in the first place and I NEED to quash it now.

So I ended up walking 7.5 kms, well walk jogged depending on the song on my ipod, coupled with how frustrated I was at my tights falling down. And no, it isn’t because I’ve lost weight, merely because they’re old and need to be replaced. I’m quite proud of myself. I power walked most of the way, imagining I was either a) part of the glee cast or b) in a Britney filmclip or c) playing guitar along with Korn. Bit weird I know but it takes my mind off the fact that I’m simply walling. I tend to mouth along to the songs too – lucky you aren’t my walking partner hey?

What’s your fave work out music? This is about getting healthy and being happy and trying new experiences. So far so good! What i realised while I was powerwalking my booty down the road was I felt great. I felt pumped. It made me realise how much I miss exercise. I didn't tell you guys before but I used to spend 6 days per week at the gym - between 1 and 2 hours per session.

Tomorrow hopefully I’ll get a chance to let you all know about my Bikram yoga experience. I’ve tried it once, and would like to try it again tomorrow night before posting

So long,

Lady B


  1. I loved the image of you imagining you're part of the Glee cast! That's just what I do too! I'm usually in my own little music video clip! Ha!
    Shake it babe, you rock!! ;-)

  2. Hi Jess, i'm glad i'm not the only one in music video mode!! :)