I’m not gonna lie, I am scared for what is to come! It is only day two and my legs are pre-sore from the previous day workout. The preview to this workout came in a simple warning from the teeny swede…”make sure you eat something, its hard…I’m serious.” Uhhh, when your TRAINER thinks its strenuous, that is a daunting and HAUNTING (double scary:)! I met the woman at her house sooooooo early, ate a pear on the way and parked outside to do some pre-hike tweeting (messaging on Twitter.com for those not on social media sites). I looked up and the 100lb ball of muscle and strength was standing at my window staring at me pushing a piece of toast in my direction. AGAIN…”Did you eat, have some toast, you need energy for this one.” Uhhh, STOP…I don’t need to be peeing myself before my workout, I need maintain a solid level of hydration, obviously!
We got to the stairs, it was BEAUTIFUL! I felt like I had taken a trip to Ireland, the stairs at Jefferson Park in Culver City were made of stone and they are surrounded by vegetation. Not what I mentally had pictured. I asked right out of the gate how many stairs there were, and without hesitation, she responded “242.” We headed up the stairs with yoga mats and water bottles in hand. These were not normal stairs, the step was more like stepping up on a large box…my knee was right around my belly button level, so it was like doing 242 step ups…Feel the Burn!
I said we had Yoga mats in our hands right? Yep, we got to the top, so pretty, by the way, and started our Yoga/Pilates Circuit that Miss Sandra had programmed. I was hit by a car while on my road-bike so she has to deal with a lot of prior injuries and limitations (and I’m stubborn, so good luck to her:). There were three seperate circuits and in between we went back down the stairs, and trekked back up…OBNOXIOUS….I kept telling her, “we are already at the top…why not just stay here and finish the exercises THEN go back down to the car..duhh?” Its weird how we didn’t do that..(sarcasm). Video can be seen at “Sandra and I aren’t friends anymore!”
As far as food goes…after the workout while I was showering, the torturer turned on the charm and made me some oatmeal, with maple syrup….yummmmm! And then she sent me on my way with a small pack of raw trail mix, a banana and a Lara Bar, which was delicious by the way! I think she is definitely in cahoots with my nutritionist Tanya I did consume all of those goodies, but not all at once…I saved the banana for before yoga, and I had the Lara Bar at around lunchtime. I also had a piece of chicken, an apple (which was lunchish) and then a bowl of cereal for dinner…Kashi, with a handful of raisins for sweet yummy flavor! I love me some raisins!!! She still hasn’t told me that cereal is a go or a no, so I’m goin with it!
Do you have that friend that wakes up really early, and wakes you up with the most obnoxiously chipper greeting? Yeah, that’s me (my poor poor roommate)…or what’s more annoying, is that friend, that corrects you when you lazily use the wrong word or term…yep, you guessed it, me again. I can’t help it…I’m a nerd. I admit it, and I am finally embracing this identity. I was enjoying a beautiful sunny day in Hollywood with my medical journals and was sweating at the thought of someone noticing what I was doing, what would they think of me? I’m not poetically speaking of underground grunge music or flipping through the pages of a fashion mag….will I ever fit in? NOPE…and that is OK!
No longer will I pretend to be twittering, when I’m really researching the benefits of proper dental health. I will hold my head high while walking through the library doors to return books ON TIME….Clark Kent was a hot nerd…and he had a lil Superman inside of him, so I encourage you, my friends, to be introspective. Go out and strive to be the best version of yourself!!! It’s a hustle, but we’re livin it!!!!!Leave A Comment »