So today was a total leg day and I do mean LEGS!!
In an attempt to strengthen my ankles and avoid any more sprains, I have been taking an exercise band with me to the gym. So ya got the ankles.
Then I read how bad the Adductor and Abductor machines are for you, so I started doing standing exercises with weight to work those muscle groups. The only problem is that I didn't realize how much that makes you work your core and tests your balance! Yikes!
After the ankles and ad/abductors I decided to do squats. And squats can get boring so in what I thought was a stroke of brilliance I decided to do "Sally." Especially after telling my friend KC how much I loved "Sally." Yeah, not so much anymore but I made it to the end... Barely!
I still needed to get in some cardio and my friend and mentor Misty teaches a mini spin class after Chiseled Forever (gotta love that name for a senior fit class). Now this is only the second time I have taken this class. And there was one other class about 100 years ago that I took. Well believe it or not I survived the spinning class, and realized that I could have pushed myself harder! Next time I'm gonna kill it!
I'm driving home and Depeche Mode's "A Pain That I'm Used To" comes on. This is my favorite Depeche Mode song. It's creepy and dark and really cool! I have always wanted to choreograph this awesome dance to it (if you know me, you know how much I love to dance). I just envision this futuristic "Brave New World" kinda routine! I get home and since I'm alone I do my best to dance to my masterpiece. Even though I have little to no dance training and I'm short about 10 to 12 dancers. Alas maybe someday I will be able to see my beautiful creation performed on stage.
I turn the TV and it's on a news channel and they are talking about how Target is no longer going to carry any plus size clothing in their stores. I couldn't believe this! As a plus size girl I am appalled! We (the plussies of the world) need to be able to try things on. Our bodies are all different. We have curves in different places. My curves are not going to be the same as another girl who is the same size as me. It's hard enough for plus size people to find clothes that fit and look good. I get really annoyed when I go on a stores website and see they carry plus sizes. Then I go down to the store only to find out that "those sizes are online only." I would also like to mention that this information is being given by a size 2 person. It's hit and miss to buy clothes online. And if they don't fit now you have to send them back. It's so frustrating. I wish retailers would realize this and help a girl out. Let us try things on at the store, please!!
One last thing before I go for today... Ya know how I was talking about wanting to drop some poundage before my reunion? Well I was at the store today (after my killer workout) and picked up not one but TWO chocolate bars. And not the good, quality kind either. I'm heading up to pay for my items when I look at the chocolate sitting in my basket. I couldn't believe I was going to "reward" myself for my workout with chocolate. I knew I didn't need it. Would it taste good? Sure but for what? A few seconds! Then I would be stuck wanting more and have to deal with the negative side effects of it. ALL of the negative side effects. I realized it wasn't worth it and put them back! Here's to positive changes!!
Till next time...
What other people think of you is none of your business!! - RuPaul