Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Your Abs Should Be Talking To You

Sometimes I like to do a gut check or, in this case, let's call it a back-to-back date with Kate.

I went to Cardio and Muscle class on Tuesday and Kate wore me out as usual.

There are times when I imagine myself as a delicate flower or something and somewhere, in my brain, I negotiate this situation where I'm not able to do back-to-back hardcore exercise.

As I was walking around earlier, I was checking my body. Yeah, I had a hard workout yesterday and other than a little tenderness in the leg region, there was nothing to prevent me from going to Drills To Make You Sweat.

Does anyone else get tired (and hungry) right before exercise? I'm trying to figure out how I'm so fatigued at the end of the day when I've been practically sitting on my behind for the most part. That's when I just tell myself to suck it up because, surely, if I've been sitting down for the bulk of the day, I should have no problem putting my backfield in motion.

I delivered myself to Kate and she wore me out again. We went through this whole sequence with legs and when we came out of squats, lateral runs etc., she wanted us to do fast feet. My legs felt like rubber and I made some animalistic sound and the girl in front me went Yeah, she doesn't stop.

When we were on the floor for abs, we had one leg raised to meet an arm. Kate said: your abs should be talking to you and, indeed, they were quite loquacious.

Is your body talking to you?

How do you convince yourself to exercise and gut it out?

Did you see this article, Stand Up While You Read This!, in The New York Times about how sitting all day is one of the worst things that you can do to your body?

To borrow Bob Marley's lingo, are you rocking your workouts and are you keeping your fitness dates? As Kate would say, don't stop -- do the lower modification when you can't go all out.


  1. Awesome post!! It's why I still go to Yoga, even though I can't do every single move.

  2. @Fattie Fatterton,

    Thanks... You remind me that I need to do yoga which I haven't done in awhile. I've never been to a yoga class and I often wonder if I'm doing, in particular, downward facing dog right.

  3. I figure I just have to at this's stupid not to... then I remind myself that those pleasure hormone releasing endorphins are right around the corner for the drive home.

  4. midlife_swimmer,

    I am looking to incorporate even more exercise into my regimen.

    I have to say that the endorphins are a bonus. I felt sorry for a colleague who told me that she doesn't like exercise and has never experienced endorphins.