Thursday, May 04, 2006

Perky Dreams

My girlfriend D has been trying to get me to go to her kickboxing class for a few weeks now. I finally gave in and went Monday. It was an intense hour. I was winded, dripping with sweat, and my arms weighed ten pounds more than when I went in. I felt good though. I came home and soaked in a hot bath, in hopes of alleviating any muscle soreness the next day.

Either the water wasn't hot enough, or I didn't soak long enough. I hurt in places I didn't know existed. We had done a lot of push-ups, punches and lifting/tossing heavy balls. I thought my boobs were going to fall off, my chest hurt so badly. I could barely lift my arms over my head. I felt like an arthritis 90 year old, and I walked like one too.

My legs weren't as sore. All the walking I've been doing saved me there. But, three days later and my hips still complain when I get up from sitting.

I'll be 42 in a couple weeks and I'm not happy about it. I want to fight aging with every fiber of my being. I want to wear a bathing suit without a big T-shirt over it.I want to be around to see my grandchildren someday. So, it looks like I'll be going back for more punishment.

I look at it this way: All of that upper body work just could reverse a bit gravity damage. It just might make the girls perky again.

Hey, a girl can dream, can't she?


KFarmer said...

Boobs falling off- lmao!

Sounds like a good way to get off some frustration and learn how to kick a muggers ass- I may just have to look into something like that.

I'm not too worried about the boob factor- never had any to perk but good luck with yours :)

Chunks said...

ACK! You have more workout ambition than I do! I am so lazy when it comes to working out, I know I need to do weight training stuff and cardio stuff, but ack, I hate it!

Good for you! Keep it up and maybe the old boobs will stop hurting AND look great!

cicibug said...

OK enough about the old boobs. I think they start reaching for the floor as soon as you turn 21. Anyway, I just thought you might get a kick out of this's my new favorite, next to yours and MM's of course. CASUAL SLACK. This chick is hilarious. You will love it. I Gayruntee it.

James Cooper said...

I've taken to attending early Sunday morning yoga classes with my girlfriend and Tuesday/Thursday home yoga exercises via CD/DVDs put out by the same instructor. I've always kept in decent physical condition, even going so far as to make my work commute by bicycle each day, but those yoga sessions have been proving an excellent and challenging workout. This summer, however, we're planning on signing up for foil fencing classes Tuesdays and Thursdays temporarily in place of the yoga. I just fear that if I ever tick her off I may have to defend myself against merciless onslaughts from kitchen utensils and other such implements.

Anyhow, keep up the exercise and remember to enjoy it. And when they say you're only as old as you feel, remember they don't mean right after the workout :-)

izchan said...

perky ... :) ... but not kick boxing.

I can't imagine kick boxing doing anything other than breaking my nose with those cute toes of yours after you read this comment. :P