Every M, W, and F from 5:30-6:30 a.m., there are a group of women who gather in a room and step up, step down, bring their knee up, etc, etc…all to very loud music. I have watched them curiously over the past months in my regular rotation between sit-ups and running. Before vacation as I was running on the treadmill and this group of women filed out of the room past my machine, I saw a good friend from work in the pack. I yelled HEY to her very loudly because I had my headphones on and we talked for a bit with her saying I should try this crazy activity.
SOOOO yesterday morning I found myself in the room with my step and my friend. And for about 10 minutes I t-stepped and basic stepped and A-stepped and tripped on the step and kicked the step. Then I picked up the step and put it away. Put on my headphones and went back to my weights and treadmill.
And as I started my tri-cep exercises and Santogold played in my head and my thoughts drifted into work, home and family I realized that my workouts have really become meditative for me. A time for me to move slowly through the motions with my own private soundtrack. It is becoming a habit.
That being said-I am pretty excited to say that I have dropped to a weight that I might not have seen since college. My body is probably stronger then it is has ever been. Even in high school when I was a skinny minny I did not have the muscle that I have now. And as weird as this may sound-I find myself touching my legs, my arms, my stomach-discovering this new body that is coming out of my old one. The other morning at my admin meeting, in the middle of the meeting, my vice-principal (of back-slapping consoling fame) leaned over to me and asked if I was losing weight. You have to know this man, but nothing about him is subtle…not his personality, not the work he does, not his words that come out of his mouth…nothing…So I responded quietly with a nod and a smile. He responded, “You are looking good…looking HOT!” and shot some finger guns and snaps at me. And even though it was completely inappropriate-I felt awesome.
So sorry to ramble on about me, but I have entered territory that I have never been in before and I have to say that I am ready to settle down.