Thursday, October 21, 2010

I'm Still Standing

I've noticed that one thing I do to make life harder on myself is not getting into an exercise routine and sticking with it.  I tend to go in huge spurts, and then quit for weeks.  And then I have to get myself all psyched up to get started again, which is way more effort than it is to just keep going once you're in the habit.

Part of it isn't my fault.  The yoga class I love is only once a week.  And my new work schedule means that, for a while, I can only go every other week.  I keep thinking I'll do a yoga video in between, but it just isn't the same.

Anyway, I went last night, and it was awesome, as always.  I walked a bit beforehand, and I noticed all the people working out as I circled the community center.  I love working out there, because I never feel like anyone is looking at me or judging me.  There are people of all shapes and sizes, and everyone is just there to exercise.  No one cares how cute your clothes are, or how buff your biceps are.

And I, of course, would never be judgemental, but I have noticed lately that a lot of people have really fat elbows.  Like there is one woman who is probably a size four, and she's always there working out like a fool, but I noticed she has major fat around her elbows.  I guess, if we should find something we love about our bodies, I can wholeheartedly say I have super sexy elbows.

Most Awesome Song I Heard While Working Out:  "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John.  I know it's technically a "break up" song, but it's been keeping me going through my unemployment mess.
I'm Still Standing

3 comments:

Brian said...

Hey, that's a good song, just consider it breaking up with bad habits! I hope you have an awesome weekend!

Turtle said...

I think we must be leading the same "exercise life". I start, something gets in the way, I stop, I feel like I have fat elbows, and I start again :-) Well, here's to fresh starts and sticking (or standing) with it!

Connie W said...

I do the same thing with exercise and it drives me crazy! Plus...Winter always derails me. ;(