This weekend, I am proud to say, has been one of great discovery.
I have without real intent managed to locate a large number of new muscles in my body. Don’t ask me how. It’s a tragic story.
I made the terrible mistake of going to the gym this Saturday. I should have stuck to my usual routine of 3 -4 times(or less) in a month. But no, this time I wanted to go inspite of having made a visit only last weekend.( I am getting over ambitious nowadays. More on this new found aspect of my personality in a while.) As luck would have it some new instructor spotted me and on his own accord decided to take me under his wings. All the old ones couldn’t care less about me. Who will invest their time and energy in a gymmer who comes one weekend and then disappears for the next few? Plus I’m an extremely willfull gymmer . I choose what machines to work on and for how long myself. And none of the instuctors likes that. Anyway, so this new instructor though I dint know my elbow from the hole in the earth and wanted to teach me how I can make the most out of my “workout”. I tried giving him a cold shoulder but he wouldn’t listen.He followed me around the place fidgeting with the machine dials, making me do strange contortions in the name of floor exercises and barking instructions at timely intervals to “motivate” me. I couldn’t get rid him, so I told myself to go with the flow. May be I’d learn something after all. Donno what I learnt in terms of exercises, but I did learn this:
a) I have loads of unused muscles in my abdominal area.
b) Its best to leave these above mentioned unused abdominal muscles unused.
c) I do not need a gym instructor. I am fine the way I am. I’m using the gym as a means. f depositing money on a monthly basis to feel healthy. I don’t need to be healthy.
d) Gymming thrice a month suits by body type best. And all the health mags keep saying we must listen to our bodies. This is what my body is saying and I am listening to it. To hell with the instructors.
Judging by the way I am feeling right now- a whole day after the ordeal, I can guarantee you it’s a painful start to a long week. For all you know its goodbye to gym and senseless instructors for good.
Back to that thing about being over ambitious. My friend Lakshmi and I have started a new blog. Don’t die on me when I say that. Maintaining one blog is hard enough. God only knows how I am going to be contributing to two. But optimistic Lakshmi tells me its very doable. She convinced me over googletalk a few moons back. And because I trust her, I am going to go along this one. We are going to be using this new blog to exclusively write about our baking experiences. We’ve got the About page and the first recipe up already. So if you have the time or the inclination or both, visit us at www.bakingbuddies.wordpress.com. Honest opinions and suggestions are most welcome. Btw, the fact that I now have a food blog strikes me as super-weird… A hardcore non-foodie contributing to a food blog?? This has got to be noted as one of the greatest ironies of my life!!
I have had this Donna Lewis song stuck in my head for over two weeks. Couldn’t recall the lyrics so the “I love you always forever” and the “you’ve got the most wonderful blue eyes” were going on and on around in my head. The condition was becoming chronic so I had to stop over at youtube today to find the song and hear it out fully. MTV and V dont play old songs anymore. Or may be I dont watch enough TV anymore!