Zumba was too early so I opted for Pilates, which scares me. Everyone knows about planks. I was looking at the line and asked two ladies, "Is this the line for Pilates?" They told me it was. I said brightly, "I've never been. Will I bitterly hate it?" Turns out one of the nice ladies was the INSTRUCTOR. OOPS. There were quite a few elderly people in the class, some rounder people (all of whom kicked my butt, by the way), and all was well. I can't say I enjoyed the planks or those evil bicycley things, but it was stretchy and good for me and mercifully short (45 minutes), plus it gave me comraderie with my 8 year old who takes Serious Ballet. I'm always encouraging her to work hard in class and this was my turn to pull in my belly and even out my hips and all that stuff. I'm planning to visit Pilates again.
I bought Glucerna bars at Costco, seduced by the promise that they are Scientifically Proven not to spike your blood sugar, or minimize spiking your blood sugar. Paid $20 for a large box versus $10 for ordinary mortal type bars. I discovered the main high-tech mechanism the bars seem to use is being very small. (To be fair, they are labeled "mini bars".) They are quite tasty, such that I mistrust them a bit-- long list of lab-tested ingredients. But they are handy to have in the car when ballet goes longer than it was supposed to. Alas, 100% of my sample of 2 little ballerinas rejected them. After a tentative lick they were pronounced "yucky". (In the interest of disclosure my 8 year old rejects 97% of food that way.) I'm not sure I'd spend that much again but I'd think about it.
I am feeling torn between an energetic spring urge to Get Somewhere (dropping another ten pounds) and being happy with my bod and my current routine and not wanting to mess with success. I'm worried nobody will be interested in my blog if I don't soldier on to a BMI of 22. But then, *I'm* still interested in my blog, and other people's blogs, so that's okay.
What are you all opting for? Holding steady or a Spring Sprint? My physical is in early May which is a nice 6 week target.