Friday, July 10, 2009

Abused and Water Logged

As you know I recently started going to Aquafit...okay it was really recent as last Monday. It was a very interesting first class on Monday. I completed the class feeling very proud of myself that not only had I gone but I had actually completed it and was actually able to walk and fricking breath without coughing up a lung!

When I returned to work on Tuesday I did a little bit of bragging to some of the girls about how well I did and one of the girls I previously was "boss" to told me she would also be going on Thursday. One of her questions to me about the class was so did she do alot of the suspension work with you this week as well and frankly not knowing what she was talking about I told her that it was more like a cardio workout without the sweaty, kill your knees feeling. Heather just looked at me and smiled.

Today is Friday and I must say I know now why she smiled!

Apparently it was a great thing that I enjoyed the first class. The second class went a little like this with the new to me instructor.

Setting- me in pool at the front trying to be in a spot where I can hear and see what's going on, instructor on deck.

Instructor with finger pointing at me: You, yes you! You new to this?
Me: thinking wholly f*ck what have I gotten myself into! Yes...first class was Monday.....
Instructor: Well glad you came, get ready for a workout.

and what a workout....I tell you that woman took great pleasure at pointing her finger at me telling me what I was doing wrong. At one point she was curling her finger at me as if to say come here...what she really wanted for me to do was move forward so I didn't kick the person behind me. When I didn't understand what she was signing...she yelled at me:

Instructor: curling her finger at me and yelling: "Do you know the person behind you?"
Me: looking over my shoulder and yelling right back:"as a matter of fact I do!"
Instructor: looking at both Heather and me: "well that's good you won't mind kicking each other when our newbie here runs right into you"

Okay so I'm feeling uncoordinated, picked on and fat and sassy in my bathing suit that matches the one my lovely daughter decided to bad can it get! In my mind I just kept saying it's gonna be over soon and she's only doing this to help me and protect those around me!

Honestly there were at least 20 ladies there all way older than me and I'm positive not all of them was doing things correctly but frankly what could I do? I sucked it up, did what I was told and then suddenly she looked right at me again:

Instructor: pointing finger at me and concerned tone in her voice: "You okay?"
Me: looking kind of stunned to be asked this and calling her a bitch in my head: "Yeah, I'm fine."
Instructor: still same concerned tone: "Are you sure?"
Me: thinking "are you kidding bitch you don't even care, you are just doing this to humiliate me!": "I'm sure, doing fine!"
Instructor: "well that's good 10 more minutes! You think you are gonna make it?"
Me: in my head"f*ck you bitch you can't make me more embarrassed!" : "Thanks for asking! I'm Fine"

Proceed to end of class in change room, Kate my other friend and Jennifer my daughter comment on how attentive she was to me! Now I feel much better as they both say they are glad that she didn't pick on them like she did on me or they wouldn't come back!

Oh I will go back, she won't stop me! I always like a challenge and I always learn quickly in times of high stress:

Lessons I learned:
  1. Front of the class not a good idea in all situations and check with Jen to see what bathing suit she's wearing before next class. Forbid her to wear the same one I have, ever again!
  2. Also, people that you previously were the boss of take great pleasure in watching you be picked on and then proceed to tell everyone that you also used to be "Boss" to what a great time they had watching you get picked on!
  3. If you can't laugh at yourself and learn from all adventures....well hell, what's the point in getting up in the morning!
I'll keep you posted next week on how our next meeting goes.
Have a great weekend folks!
Thursday, July 09, 2009

Ah.... the sultry slow days of Summer

I don't know about you but there hasn't been anything sultry about this summer. It's been slow to start is what it's been.

It's hard to believe we are in the early days of July. We've rarely had two days of sun and warm weather (above 25 celcius or 77 for my American pals) In fact I had the conversation that discussed how if it had been a day like this in May we would have been smiling from ear to ear for 19 degrees (66 F) but darn it this is July and it just ain't right!

All that aside, the summer always makes me want to curl up in a deck chair in the sun with a great book! I get a lot of reading done in the summer. After all there is little on the TV that amuses me in the summer.

I've decided that this summer would be filled with "Be nice to Linda" things. So starting this week

1)Monday- Aquafit- yes you read that right....I started doing Aquafit. Absolutely loved it. The hardest part was actually getting my ass in the car to ge there. Once I was there it was a challenging workout for this oversized lard-ass but I did it and felt great. I even roped DD#1 into coming with me!
2) Tuesday- more about me....I went for a massage. I gotta be honest I was supposed to be getting a big burly man to give me a deep tissue massage and they pulled the old bait and me roped in cause he was a big man with big hands and he was quiet! That's important cause there is nothing worse than having somebody chat you up about your life and theirs (as if I care!) while you are trying to relax! When I arrived it was this 20 year old tiny little cheerleader girl that would not shut the hell up! She did have man hands though! Honestly, next time I'm going with the gut instinct (i have a big gut I should always listen to it!!) WALK AWAY and come back when they got the right RMT!
3) Wednesday- shopping therapy after my appointment with a new client (shopping mall owner) I got a cute little pair of white sandals for work that were so cheap and then to celebrate I went and had a pedicure! Okay so the pedicure was planned! The one fun thing about the diabetes is that my doctor keeps telling me that my feet are very important and so it makes it okay to go for regular pedicures and who could resist getting lovely bright polish and a fancy flower painted on their toes for all to see!
4) Thursday- that's today and I'm off to Aquafit again tonight! Yes folks! break out the celebratory drinks...I going again!

Tomorrow is Friday and I have not figured out what will be the next treat but I know I'll think of something fun!! Maybe if it's nice I might call in dead to work and sit on my patio with a great book....hmmm....that is a thought!
I'll keep you posted.

So what about you? What are you doing to celebrate summer and You?