By August 2, 2006

You Ask the Impossible

http://gallery.drfaulken.com/d/225-2/lukeHandstand.jpgI really enjoy my workouts with Yoda. I was waiting for this to happen, and it finally did — Yoda asked me to do handstand pushups. I was pretty tired by the time we got around to it. I couldn’t do a fully-vertical pushup despite a few attempts. I did get completely vertical and held myself for a few seconds before trying my failed pushup, so at least I got that far.

All of the fun, nearly-vomit inducing workouts aside, I’m going to take a month break or so from Yoda’s tutelage. The biggest reason is financial, $40 per session isn’t a lot of money, but I burn through two sessions a week. As it is, I feel guilty spending any money on myself, with the house debts piling up and the air conditioner on the fritz.

I plan to return to the pool, for at least three days a week, and then maybe take up a group exercise class or two. Spinning and pilates are two candidates; one thing I am worried about with swimming is that my core may lose the strength I’ve worked very hard to obtain. Pilates, or some other core-intensive activity, might help that. Class activities are already paid for in our membership, so there’s no harm in giving them a try. Plus, the change of pace might be interesting.

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  1. Cath says:

    If you want to work your core AND be in the pool, have you considered diving? Not that you want to start now if you’ve never done it, but if you have, then you know that a simple pike dive will help keep that core working. Heck, just a plain rip will be enough!