Thursday, March 20, 2014

Upside Down Gun Show

Tonight marked five days of Air Aerial Fitness class aka "upside down yoga," in a row. It's probably been about three years since I worked out-worked out five days in a row, and probably since high school that I did it in a way that didn't make me angry and bitter at my dismal metabolism and genetics.

I am not going to lie - I am pretty proud of myself. I am proud of how much stronger my arms are, how much more consistently flexible my hamstrings feel, and how quickly I am catching on to some of the tricks.

To be honest - upside down yoga is a bit of a misnomer- it is yoga...and cardio and conditioning and circus tricks (I can't stay away, I guess I just really like being upside down). My entire body feels good but sore at the end of each class.

It is a workout that makes me happy, but I think the fact that it is not so far from work (meaning I don't have to leave early to get there on time), and doesn't require me to haul around a yoga mat or sneakers or anything besides leggings and a t-shirt makes it that much easier to convince myself to go every day.

And since I only bought it for a month, I wonder if the time limit makes me want to go more. Going 20 times in 30 days seems almost doable because at the end of 30 days I move onto the next thing, eventually if I was doing it forever, it would become like the gym or yoga where I feel like I get some health benefit just by giving them my money every month.

But even with all those pessimistic footnoots, I am still happy when I leave, frustrated, but happy. My goal is to go seven days in a row with a celebratory backtoback class on Saturday. Also my goal is for it to be warm enough for me to wear sleeveless dresses so everyone can see my new sweet guns.

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She's pint-sized and amazing.