Monday, August 30, 2010
Project work out
So I´m finally going to try to get back in shape after my second child. I figure this second child is almost 2 now so maybe I should get on it already.
But what to do?! I feel like I have an endless amount of options in Laranjeiras/Flamengo alone
I checked out a dance studio near my place. It looked good but I just couldn´t see myself busting out belly dancing. That´s the spot that I feel needs the most work, like I want to show it off and shake the jelly around. Going to have to go with no.
I did find out that they have half off pilates (during certain hours) at the same studio. Of course all the slots were full. I really wanted to have a go at those pilates machines! And it´s "core" exercising, right? I´m on the waiting list.
Ok, so that leaves me with the gym. Oh man, I really don´t think I can pull that one off again. Weights and cardio, aerobics and weird sweaty old dudes asking me where I´m from every freakin´ day. I just don´t have the stamina anymore to pump myself up literally and figuratively. Next
Running? I tried but the whole self motivation thing is really challenging my exhaustion and laziness. Not to mention my bad hips.
Yoga... Walk softly and carry a big stick, so here I go. I hate it. Oops, that wasn´t soft at all. It´s so boring people! And so stretchy. Stretchy and boring! Man, I´m never going to be in the cool crowd, am I?
Rock climbing. I´ve tried that before. Coordination and chafing issues.
So what to do?! I really want to get some muscle tone back and just improve my overall shape. My goal is to have it figured out this week. I have around 4 months until we go stateside for a Christmas visit. I will gain at least 10lbs on this trip. It happens every time. I don´t know how. I think it´s magic. Or maybe it´s the 200 boxes of pop-tarts I consume upon landing.
Anyway, any suggestions would be welcome. Let´s figure out Rachel´s workout plan!