Saturday, August 20, 2016

Wow! - Surely you`ve been working out...

Well, yes I have – does it show?
Indeed it does – when I got home from my first session George thought I`d been mugged.
But Pchaw to Beginners` Pain - it won`t always feel like this (they insist) so just Keep Going!

Why did I start going, though - I`ve never liked exercise and have hung grimly on to my figure with simple determination...

But these days it`s not enough to be Fab – you have to be FIT too, specially if you want to fend off the maladies of agedness.  (Aeons away though they may be).

Beach Ready, for example, doesn`t just mean squeezing into your cossie, it means running into the sea with a lilo round your neck ready to save someone...

With such thoughts in mind, I had a very encouraging chat with a young woman in the nearby sports outlet store, after which I bought mat, weights and tracksuit and found a gym for the fun and super-toning of Pole Dance.

I don`t know where this person did hers, but everyone else in my class was twenty-two and wearing teeny-pants.

However, they were very kind and helpful, and generous with their pole-sharing.  And after a
n hour I knew I`d cracked it!

Strangely, they urged me instead towards Starter-Pilates, which I must admit was enjoyable and educational (I mean – do You know how to find your Core Strength?); and also Flexi-Punch (loved this, and now I`m floating very like a butterfly).

I`ve been training for Four Weeks now, am at the pinnacle of my physical prowess and feel weirdly at one with the Rio Olympians. 

For this New Me I`d like to thank my inspirational gym, my lovely husband, and whoever invented SweatBeGone leggings.

But what next?  How can I satisfy this sudden Need for a new challenge?

Ah Hah...



Araminta said...

Greetings, oh super fit Dolores.

I love Pilates! Most of the class have been referred by their physios for hideous back and hip problems so from the very first class, I felt fitter than anyone there.

This of course did not last much beyond the first day, when I tried getting out of bed the next morning. Pride indeed does come before a fall. But I am still there, at the classes, I mean- I did pick myself up from the floor eventually. but not feeling quite so chipper.

Love to you and George from Deepest Dorset. xx

Dolores Doolittle said...

Hi Ara-Pilates, splendid to see you!

And you`ve encouraged me to boldly go Beyond the Starter phase - must admit that a few days away veered me out of the Fit routine. (as then did hot weather, urgent Co-op trip, lost leggings...)

But Now I can`t wait to unroll my mat! Thank You for saving my core, and love to you and Bilby from George & me xx

JW10 said...

Hup two, three four.
Dolores, you are a star. Love your new confident look photo.

I have retired from blogging (rarely on net at all) but, like a famous Simple Minds tune, could never forget about you.

Happy Birthday tomorrow.

All the best from sunny Glasgow.


Dolores Doolittle said...

Hellooooo JW - what an utter joy to hear from you! Muchly have I thought of you, and await palpitatingly the launch of your first book - gritty edge-of-seat Thriller, I`ll wager!

Thankee for remembering 93rd birthday - there will be wailing, but also much wine and cake. I hope.

Love & kisses to you

Patsy said...

I exercise - walking to the cake shop IS exercise, right?

Dolores Doolittle said...

Hi Patsy, Ah, the creative mind of a writer - why couldn`t I think of that?