Step 1 to fighting my shadow is always going back to Coach and his workouts at the gym. His nick-name is Dr. Booté (as explained here and here) because he is “good for the booty and good for the soul.” Which is 100% true. How many ppl do you know who have this much fun while suffering?
Feeling blue? A #workout with Dr. Booté is sure to make everything better, physically and mentally. #liftingheavyshit + #circuits + #laughter = powerful combo. #myhappyplace #madebycoachlou #fitfam #girlswholift #bootyfordays #sweatlife #datcinematographydoe @coach_lou_udbg @underdog.gym @udperformance
I went once last week. I felt immediately more stable. That gym tho. It truly is a remarkable place. A safe haven.
I went on Tuesday, where we lifted very heavy shit, and did a circuit to end all circuits.
I went yesterday. I had a knot in my left thigh. Coach massaged it, I did squats, and felt a 2nd knot forming. By the end of the workout (which included another circuit to end all circuits – Coach is extremely creative in his methods to make us suffer and sweat!), I was pretty sure my leg had transformed itself into one giant knot. No muscle, no fat, no bone, just knot. Today, I woke up and apparently I’ve put on 5lbs overnight: water retention, my body’s usual reaction to brutal workouts as it attempts to heal itself. Also? I’ve been constipated for the past 3 days, my body’s usual reaction to extreme stress. Am I stressed at work? Yeah kinda, but really? my body is stressed because IT THINKS I AM DYING FROM BRUTAL PHYSICAL ASSAULT.
Who said going to the gym was good for you? I am a bloated, constipated cripple.
I really do feel better. While I’ve been abiding by my therapist’s orders to move almost every day for at least 30mins, bc of all my dancing, I now realize that isn’t enough. I need the next level release of endorphins which come from Coach’s brutal workouts. The fact that those workouts come with friends and a lot of laughter? Can’t hurt. Except for the extreme muscle soreness. That part hurts a lot.
So yeah. My body feels like it has the flu, but my mind feels better.
Also? I discovered adult coloring books.
I could have read a #book, watched a #movie or written a #blogpost. Instead, i spent my first #free #evening in weeks #colouring. It felt great. #timewaster #adultcoloringbook #bitchplease #hamsterwheel #anxiety #satisfaction #relaxmode #arttherapy Thanks to @alex.d19 & @astro_wizkid for the great #xmaspresent. 😘
My shadow is a worthy opponent, but it ain’t gonna beat me this time. Coach + coloring books. I’m all set, apparently.
Now about this constipation… How can I convince my body I am not dying, I put myself through those hellfire workouts on purpose?