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09 March 2009 @ 11:32 am
the horrible truth  

The horrible truth is exercise just makes me feel better. I know this *is* true, but I keep mentioning it because I have this hope that someday it’ll actually sink in. I got up early-ish this morning and went for a walk because they said the weather would get increasingly worse as the day wore on (and indeed, it is at this very moment pissing out there) and I wanted to get my licks in while I could. And then I came home and did my Pilates. I’m getting better at the beginners level, although the leg lift things still kick my ass. I hate those. On the up side, though, on three or four of the exercises I can do the intermediate version of them. Just, y’know. Not on the leg lifts. Ow. And I finished with my weight-lifting regime, the last of which Lucy helped me with.

(It is impossible to do anything but stop the bicep curls and pick up the cat when she stands up against your leg and stretches her front paws up as hiiiiiigh as they will go and looks at you with teh big kitteh eyes. After a good solid minute of grooming my hair and being held (which is quite a while for Lucy; she prefers being petted and skritched when she’s on the floor to being picked up), she decided I could continue, and crawled down my back to the couch. D’awww.)

Anyway, my workout has left me feeling quite perky. That’s good, because I didn’t actually finish typing the AAs in yesterday, so I have to do it now, and a perky attitude is helpful for that sort of thing. Also, I am wearing the perfectly gorgeous royal purple sweater that my mom made for me, so that makes me happy too. :)

Oh, I posted this last night and said I’d make a pointer to it today, so if you were interested in the possibility of a weekly weight loss chat room, there’s a poll here to try to determine when might work out best for the largest number of people.

Off to see the wizard!

miles to Minas Tirith: 88.6

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
irishkate: Cosyirishkate on March 9th, 2009 11:49 am (UTC)
I want to hate you for being so good - My achievements today are that I got up this morning.


but I can't cause you are working on my entertainment. And the kittie with the big kitteh eyes just pouts so well. scritch her for me?

See you soon..
kitmizkit on March 9th, 2009 11:54 am (UTC)
Well, now that you're up, go for a brisk walk! Bring a brolly! :)

Looking forward to seeing you too, yeah. :) *hugs*!
irishkateirishkate on March 9th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
I have to go down town later and I promise to walk, not bring car. (and to walk briskly. Hmm, should go check charge on ipod) and currently I wouldn't need a brolly but that may change indeed. Wonder where my pedometer is, I could start counting.

Good luck with the AAs this today.
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on March 9th, 2009 11:53 am (UTC)
i feel much better after I exercise -- I sometimes even feel better while I'm exercising. It's just the getting started part I have trouble with (especially the 'walking to the gym" part, when the weather is crap).

It's pissing down here, too.
kitmizkit on March 9th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
I usually feel better *while* I'm exercising, too. I have *no idea* why it's so hard to get started! It makes no sense! I keep saying 'Working out isn't the hard part of exercise, *getting to the gym* is the hard part.' Humans are none too bright.
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on March 9th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC)
humans are lazy monkeys.

kitmizkit on March 9th, 2009 12:24 pm (UTC)
Ook ook ook!
Dan/Дмитрийicedrake on March 9th, 2009 12:03 pm (UTC)
Have you considered bicep curling the cat?
kitmizkit on March 9th, 2009 12:04 pm (UTC)
She wriggles too much. :)
Dan/Дмитрийicedrake on March 9th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
But I'll bet now you're considering all sorts of ways to facilitate that mental image :))
kitmizkit on March 9th, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
*giggle* No, because she also doesn't weigh enough. The other cat, however, probably weighs enough *and* would put up with the indignity. I'd have to double-arm it, though, because my hands aren't big enough to pick him up by the belly one-handed. :)
irishkate: Athenairishkate on March 9th, 2009 12:19 pm (UTC)
perhaps some kind of cradle?
kitmizkit on March 9th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
...Zilli would probably love that. :)
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on March 9th, 2009 01:39 pm (UTC)
You could build a harness with his chest at one end and he could counterbalance with his tail, and - oh, no you can't. Poor tailless cats.
Pamelajeditigger on March 9th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
Darned exercise, making us feel better. I have said and hated saying it, "I'm so tired because I haven't been working out," and it's true. :(

Good for you for being so virtuous!
Al Pettersoneyelessgame on March 9th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
You're really lucky. Exercise never makes me feel better; it makes me feel tired and cranky.
Harry_Markov: bleeding appledaydreammuse on March 10th, 2009 11:24 am (UTC)
A weight loss chat room?? So this was it. Yeah, I wouldn't mind. My body needs the sliming down. I plan on running soon, when it doesn't constantly rain and the idea sinks in that I will have to run.