My Glutes Hurt!

I started The Biggest Winner today and felt down right terrified! I was in my black yoga pants; bright yellow QOM QOM Fitness t-shirt (so I wouldn’t be noticed); my water bottle with the room temperature water and slices of fresh ginger in it; and Saucony runners. 3 of 4 in our group had new Saucony runners. Am I trendy but didn’t know it???? Oh, the irony! I was also the oldest and heaviest in our group.

A Bokken

Our fitness leader is Dana! Yea! for Dana! I met her a couple of years ago when I took up the bokken (a Japanese wooden sword) in the Zen Warrior class.  I loved the exercise and all the Katas where I got to chop off people’s arms and heads and yell in a terrifying manner. Well, I didn’t really get to chop anything off but I got to move like I did and it was great.  Sword fighting is still on my Life List.

Anyways, because I have high blood pressure, artificial hips, an “apple ” shape and Dana felt sorry for me, I got use a very large exercise ball to do some of the exercises on. It seems apples have a difficult time bending over really far to do exercises because their bodies cut their air off.  Who knew?

I did a whole bunch of exercises and hardly noticed the 15-year-old boys; the svelte 20 somethings (men and women) with very expensive ear buds in; the elderly man in a button front shirt weighing himself or myself in the mirrors.  So many mirrors.

Not me on the ball!

So, here I am, resting my sensitive glutes and telling you I started. It felt great and the other women in my group (there are 8 groups) are fantastic! I’m going to have fun and reap the benefits of commitment (easy to say after session 1 with 19 more to go). I’ve been weighed and measured and found wonderful. Thanks for listening,  I need a drink!

Water! Really! Just water!

;D Diane

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~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on January 31, 2012.

5 Responses to “My Glutes Hurt!”

  1. Good for you Diane. Taking the first step is always the hardest thing.

  2. I didn’t know about that apple-shape body issue you mentioned. I mean I KNEW I couldn’t breathe, but didn’t ever encounter a fitness instructor who understood that. Thanks for including this in your blog.
    Congrats on your first exercise session! Keep on keepin’ on!
    C

  3. Reblogged this on Inspiredweightloss.

  4. Wow,I am surprised too that someone who is not an “apple” knows we cannot breathe when we bend down! She must be a good teacher then, good for you!

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