Thursday, August 21, 2008

Adapt or Die

Day two of our new morning schedule went well; both the Man-Cub and The Girl were up early again and I made the half-mile walk to school and back in record time. The walk is good for me and I figure I will take advantage of the opportunity to do it for as long as the weather permits.

Of course, my entire schedule will change when the weather does. Then, it will change again once The Girl starts volleyball and again when the Cub starts football then yet again once those sports end so, let’s face it; I am going to have to get used to change.

It’s not that I’m opposed to change, per se; it’s just that I like getting into a routine and sticking with it. I find that I have an easier time sticking to my diet and exercise plans if I have a schedule to follow and, while I am not totally inflexible, I do like to have some idea of how my day is going to unfold.

Speaking of inflexibility, lately I have noticed that my range of motion has become somewhat limited. The work-outs that I have done have left me stronger but a whole hell of a lot less, well…bendy. For instance, I used to be able to do the splits and, while that was a while back (like, um, High School), it would be nice to at least be able to do a deep side bend withoout the fear that I am going to snap in two.

So, I have added a fairly intensive yoga/stretching/pilates DVD to my arsenal and I tried it out for the first time last night. Let’s just say, it’s no small wonder I was able to make the walk to school with the Cub this morning, but! I’m going to stick with it and, before you know it, I’ll be doing cartwheels.

Hell, I might even land in split position.

On the front-lawn of the Middle School.

Because, if I'm going to embarrass The Girl, I might as well do it right.


  1. Yoga is a great addition to weights. The whole dealie with weights is that it leaves your muscles contracted (or trying to) so yeah, that's going to hurt your bendyness quotient. yoga will definitely help loosen the right things up. And if you gotta embarrass The Girl, we all want you doing it right too.

  2. LOL if you do that I HAVE to be there with a video camera!! She someday will be so happy to have a Mom with a sense of humor!! LOL