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karenhealey ([personal profile] karenhealey) wrote2013-10-31 11:23 pm

Hello, there

Hi, internets!

I'm back! I graduated early! That means I get three months to look for teaching jobs and write a book and sleep and bake and and BLOG and all those good things. I was thinking about some sort of Grand Return Post, and then I decided that no, the more I thought about one of those the less likely I was to write it.

So here is a brief observation for you: my sister is a filthy liar. She talked me into coming to a Body Balance class at the gym today, promising fun times and nothing I would hate. I am fat and stretchy, so low-impact "let's hold a position for a while and breathe!" stuff sounded good. And indeed, it was super fun until:

Instructor (who taught me PE in high school; my hometown is a small town): "And now for the ab work!"

Me, not at all quietly: "I'm going to kill you."

My sister: *wide, delighted grin*

I hate working my abs, and she knew it. I hate ab exercise more than any form of exercise, and I have quite a lot of hatred for many forms of exercise. Ab work HURTS. I can't seem to do any form of lifting without straining at my neck and shoulders, and those are parts that are already high-tension wire level strained. (Don't give me advice on this, btw. I know you'd mean it well, but I have bona fide expert advice from said filthy lying sister). And then my abs themselves are not strong, and have to move quite a lot of me, and all in all, it's a painful time of torment.

Anyway, I grimly flailed my way through about half of each ab exercise, and spent the rest of each one on my back, fighting to breathe and wondering if I could write a good book about a teenage sororicide.

I decided that I could.
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[personal profile] ironed_orchid 2013-10-31 11:56 am (UTC)(link)
I decided that I could.

I believe in you!

Congratulations on finishing early. Enjoy the summer.
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[personal profile] qian 2013-10-31 04:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Congratulations on graduating early!! Yay for having time to do things.
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[personal profile] chibimuse 2013-10-31 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Congrats on graduating!

I have the same problems with typical ab exercises! I have yet to find a way to do anything approaching a curl or a sit-up without hurting my neck, so when we get to those sections in dance classes I just don't do them. My physio has me doing an ab exercise called the 'dead bug' and it is the funniest looking thing I've ever done, but at least it doesn't involve my neck and it doesn't hurt!

Good luck with that teen sororicide book. ;)

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[personal profile] sweet_tangerine 2013-11-01 05:20 am (UTC)(link)
Yay Karen! Congrats on graduating and good luck job hunting!