Thursday, January 12, 2012

Day 218 ~ A Glance Into The Future

My blog reaches 10,000 Views!

What a day!  Reached a new milestone; keep meeting great people; got a great deal on Calley's ballet shoes; and I worked out today!!  

The funniest part of my day was working out.  Why?  Well, since you asked... (wink, wink) Calley and I showed up at the local Y ready to rock!  Or at least I was, until I found out that the class I wanted to take had been changed to a Pilates class.  That's not the funny part.  Maybe some of the exercises looked funny, but that;s not it.  As the class was finishing up, our instructor let us know she was heading up a low impact aerobics class afterwards.  Hmmm... I thought, do I even dare?  After all I have not worked out so vigorously since July... Oh what the heck... Let's do it!!

Yes, I made it through the Pilates class.  The instructor was awesome... first one I have ever had that was not this skinny-minny thang.  Although I must say... who does full blown sit ups anymore?  Weren't those like outlawed or something?  It just did not seem right... I stuck to my crunches.  After all, I did not want to mess up my back or God knows what other body part. 

Seriously, this is what I returned to.
So I stayed for the next class.  As I returned from checking in on Calley, I discovered about twenty or so senior citizens had invaded the aerobics room!  Yes!  There wasn't anyone under 75 taking the class!!!  This was the funny part.

What a great workout I had!!  I was the youngest in the class.  The best body in the class. {snort, snort}  The highest kicker too! (laughing uncontrollably right now)  

I was looking around wondering what these people were like in their youth.  Were the men jocks?  Running out touchdowns and making free throws?  Were some of these women dancers, cheerleaders or athletic once upon a time? 

As I was so busy patting myself on the back... I realized something... if I do not start taking care of myself now, in twenty years plus more, I will be the one that can barely kick above the ankle!  

What a moment of reality.  What a humbling moment.  What a inspiring and motivating moment!!

Needless to say, days that Calley is not in ballet or gymnastics, I will be working out and setting a good example for my daughter.

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.  ~Douglas MacArthur
Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.  ~Chili Davis
Do not regret growing older.  It is a privilege denied to many.  ~Author Unknown  

Blessings to all!!

147 days to go...

PS... Sons, I love and miss you.  To the moon and stars above and back.  You are my sunshines.

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Becky Jane said...

Reading your post had me 'snorting' too1 I can just imagine the effect you had on
"What is this young chick doing in here anyway?"

Congrats on your 10,000 views!

Leslie said...

Congrats on 10,000 views! I just recently passed 1,000 and thought that was pretty cool! haha and I can't imagine being in a room full of seniors exercising...I would lose it! haha

Shar ♥ said...

Congrats on your views!!!

"What a great workout I had!! I was the youngest in the class. The best body in the class. {snort, snort} The highest kicker too! (laughing uncontrollably right now)" LOL It sounds like you had a great time! Glad you had a great workout!! :)

xo -S