Yesterday I took out my frustrations and stress in an hour and forty five minutes of intense exercise. I started with cardio kickboxing. I punched, jabbed, upper cut and hooked with all of the anger I could muster. I imagined I was hitting a certain entity that is causing a bit of stress right now. Half way through the class I realized that I was clenching my teeth and swinging with such force that my arm nearly popped out of socket.
It felt good.
I sweat out a lot of stress in that first hour. I situated myself in the back corner of the room so I hope no one noticed the ferocity with which I worked out. I may or may not have looked like I was going to kill someone.
I followed the kickboxing class up with a forty five minute core strength class. It was at that point that I myself nearly met my Maker. I continued to sweat out frustrations and ended with fifteen minutes of stretching that allowed me to relax just a little bit. I left invigorated, tired, sweaty and feeling much less angsty.
I can’t walk today.
I’m sore from my eyeballs to my ankles. Thankfully my forehead and toes were spared. Coughing, sneezing and laughing are dangerous activities and sitting down is torture. I kind of have to just fall back. And reaching for something that’s up over my head? Out of the question.
So for one hour and forty minutes yesterday I was in charge. Today I realized that kickboxing got the best of me. Add to that Landon being up between the hours of 2:30 and 5:00 and you’ve got a sleepy, sore monster of a mommy. On the plus side, it’s a gorgeous day today, Tia has a play date scheduled which means the opportunity for me taking a nap is high and I’m hoping to sweet talk my husband into coming with us to the Zoo tonight to kick off this lovely, long weekend.
So now I just have to figure out how exactly I’m going to brush my teeth given the fact that I can’t move. This could be interesting…
Does anybody have an exciting plans for the weekend? Our exciting plans? Nothing. I can’t think of anything that sounds more fantastic.
My second Katrina post is up at 5 Minutes for Mom. This is the one I was most excited to share so I hope you enjoy reading it!