Kettlebells, Excuses and Boobs
Monday night marked my return to exercise. I won’t lie, it has taken much motivation. I can think of any excuse not to do exercise. However after feeling so unfit recently and noticing that I am getting out of breath after merely running around after the kids I decided this had to change.
My excuses included,
“It’s too late when my OH gets home, I’m too tired.” He gets home about 6:20pm…That’s not too late, not really.
“I can’t do exercise on an empty stomach, I’ll pass out” – I usually eat with my OH after the kids have gone to bed….Eat with the kids.
“what’s the point in doing a class if I can only do one a week, I won’t get any benefit if it’s only once a week” ….yes I will!
“I washed my hair this morning and don’t want to have to do it again so soon”…just do it!
So off I went to Tesco to buy a new (baggy) T-shirt, all my previously ‘baggy’ t-shirts aren’t really that baggy anymore. Yet another reason for getting off my arse. Now the main problem I have is getting a good Sports Bra. Anybody else hate them? I have slightly larger boobs. Dress size, I’m a 14-16. My bras are an F cup. Now unless I pay a fortune, I just can’t get a decent sports bra. They had one, just one high impact bra in Tesco, 36B! a few medium impact bras up to a DD cup and some yoga crop Tops in S, M, L and XL. I went for the extra large. I couldn’t try it on as the changing room was locked and I had a whining child in the trolley. The XL said on the label said for dress sizes 18 – 20. Well without a bra, my boobs had no support what so ever, the top did not even cover them. They might be big but really? So I decided to wear it over a bra and this way I felt supported. Maybe if this time I keep up the exercise I’ll invest in a decent sports bra!
Thankfully yesterday I was in a good mood, a bad mood could have made all the difference in me going. Off I went to sweat like a pig. Once there I picked up my mat at tried to check out everyone else weights. I’ve never done kettle Bells before but kind of got the idea. Everyone seemed to have 6-12kg weights. The only ones left were 10 and 12 kg. No chance was I going to use these on my first attempt. So, like the obvious newbie I had to ask for smaller weights. Only I wasn’t the only newbie, 3 others then came forward and asked for lighter weights.
45 minutes later my legs like felt like jelly and my shoulders ached but do you know what I enjoyed it. I did actually wonder as I staggered to the car how I would actually drive home. Two days later as I publish this post my legs are killing me but I keep telling myself it’s worth it! I will be going week after next (next week is BH, not an excuse just fact ;). Am I crazy to think I might give spinning a go next week?
I WON’T BE A PESSIMIST…