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09 August 2010 @ 09:37 am
o dear lord the humiliation  

I just did Pilates for the first time in what, a year. With the first two exercises I thought “Hey, not so bad, maybe I didn’t lose ALL the muscle tone!”

Then I tried the third, which mostly involved lying on the floor laughing pathetically at my inability to move. :) Clearly I need to find someone with a video camera this weekend, and I can do my Pilates For Normal People video, because there is no doubt at all that I’m at the absolute out-of-shape rank beginner stage again. No one could possibly be intimidated by my current physical conditioning. :)

thinks to do today:
- make bread
- finish 1 synopsis, including, importantly, figuring out that critical bit with Gary (o.o)
- get tea tree oil, vitamin e oil, vitamin c, multivitamins & hydrogen peroxide 2 pharmacies, no vitamin e oil. wtf!
- get potatoes
- and trash bags TOTAL FAIL due to not bringing my wallet & spending all my money on the above pharmeceuticals *mutter*
- so I can clean the kitty litter
- go for a walk, which is fortunately necessary to completing items 3-5
- bathe the baby
- laundry

*stares at that list*


(eta: actually, what I’ve completed by 11:30am ain’t half bad!)

I dreamed this morning that Hugh Jackman fell madly in love with me while we were doing a stage play together. I told this to my husband, who said, “Well, if we *have* to do a wife swap, it could be worse.” *laughs* Also, one of my sister’s friends was in the dream, only she was being played by Alaina Huffman. I added that after the Hugh Jackman bit, and Ted said, “I think you shouldn’t have any more of that pizza.” :) I donno, maybe it had the same stuff in it as the spicy something ranch dressing at Lone Star which caused me to dream about Xena giving birth to the baby Jesus (a year or so before she did that on the show, I mean). OTOH, it was the yoga that released my inner penguins that one time, so perhaps the food can’t be blamed… :)

Hm. Just got my Del Rey royalty statements. Think we could find about 10,000 people to buy THE PRETENDER’S CROWN so my editor can buy the rest of that series? (Except, um, you *really* need to read THE QUEEN’S BASTARD first, so I may meed another 20K books sold to make this work. :))

Right. Young Indiana is slurping on my hand because computers aren’t very interesting to him, so I’m off to do my errands. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
blitheringpooksblitheringpooks on August 9th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
. Think we could find about 10,000 people to buy THE PRETENDER’S CROWN so my editor can buy the rest of that series?

I'd buy them all if I could. ;)
mayakdamayakda on August 9th, 2010 12:17 pm (UTC)
You might have abdominal muscle separation (diastasis recti) which is very common after pregnancy.
Here's a good article about it.
kitmizkit on August 9th, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I have no muscle tone. :) I couldn't do this exercise the first few times when I started Pilates 18 months ago, either. :)
ramurphy on August 9th, 2010 04:00 pm (UTC)
And I never trust health articles where words are misspelled in the titles anyway.
mayakdamayakda on August 10th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I noticed the "seperation" in the link.
The phenomenon is real though; pretty much all the midwives I met post-partum included it in their "things you should know about" talk.
Lady Doomlithera on August 9th, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
What's the pilates DVD, my dear?
kitmizkit on August 9th, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
Um. What's my idea for one, or what one am I using?
Lady Doomlithera on August 9th, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
Which one are you using?

I'd buy yours but it doesn't exist. Heh.
kit: exercise_dancemizkit on August 9th, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
Ah. I'm not using one. I'm using a set of exercises (to begin with) that I got off the Weight Watchers site. Last time I started Pilates I did them for 6 weeks and then got a book and started with their 'essentials' stuff, which I would not have been able to do without the Extreme Wussy version from the WW site first.

Which is kinda why I want to make a video of my own. Because all the vids I see are of people who are in spectacularly good shape already, and they do shit I cannot do. Even the basic stuff is just way beyond where I can start. So I kinda want to do a Pilates For Normal People thing. :)
Lady Doomlithera on August 9th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
Ah so!

Interesting. I would be interested in such a thing.
kitmizkit on August 9th, 2010 04:58 pm (UTC)
Great. Want to pop over here this weekend with a video camera? :)
Lady Doomlithera on August 9th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
If you happen to have a teleporter, I'm all about it.
kit: fanboy_trek_bonesmizkit on August 9th, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
Dammit, Jim, I'm a writer, not an engineer!
Lady Doomlithera on August 9th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)

Not a fuzzy blue elf, either, I'm guessing.