Sunday, January 3, 2010
Eats and Feats.
Wondering how my aerial class went?
These are the "fabrics." These "fabrics" were not my strong suit as I'm not exactly what one might describe as graceful.
The trapeze, however, required less grace and more strength - absolutely where I fit. I got up there all by myself, much to the surprise of my spotter, who wasn't paying attention when I just went for. Hey, I signed a waiver. I wanted to fully take my life into my own hands.
A little bit of "Look Ma, no hands!"
In the middle of a bend, I eventually learned how to tilt my pelvis and engage my core so I became a straight line balancing the weight of my entire body purely on my core muscles.
The beginning of "The Mermaid."
The ending of "The Mermaid."
Figuring out the best way to dismount.
..and down. And done.
I have to say that was a total blast. There ended up being quite a few people I knew in the workshop because I invited a bunch of people on Facebook. Who doesn't like cool, new and FREE in the New Year? Probably everyone who didn't come.
I am going to keep indulging this. I didn't feel like I had enough time to decide if I truly liked it or not, and I feel I didn't give the fabrics a fair try. I'm going back on a Saturday for a full class with instructions and all.
On to the the EATS! (just to prove how well I'm doing)
morning coffee + morning glass of water
banana mash + 2/3 tbsp Naturally More peanut butter
which was mixed in to my oats and sprinkled with cinnamon
turkey sandwich with mixed greens, tomato, onion and mustard + 1/2 apple + carrot chips with 2 tbsp spicy three pepper hummus
and of course, more water
lunch dessert: juice spritzer
almonds + walnuts pre-workshop snack
super delicious Tomato and Pepper Lasagna
with a side salad
Staying on track today felt effortless, which was really important because it was a "rest" day for me. I knew the aerial workshop would not provide a true workout, so it was more of an active rest day, but a rest day nonetheless. Typically, my rest days are full of the desire to eat. Eat eat eat. It's all I think about all day, no matter how busy I am. I feel like old habits are starting to form again and I'm out of maintenance/gaining mode and full on into loss mode.
So, today I swung from a trapeze. What new adventure are you going to take on this year?