Girl Vs the Most Obstinate Thing in the World
One of my many favorite half-read books is Stephen King’s 11-22-63. Without giving too much away, the book is about time travel. And changing things in the past is hard for our characters because “time is obstinate, it is not want to be changed.”
I am sure have all encountered such problems in our lives. For me the most obstinate thing is my ass. My butt. My booty. My glutenous hugeous.
According to the American Heritage dictionary:
a. Stubbornly adhering to an attitude, opinion, or course of action; obdurate.b. Characterized by such adherence: an obstinate refusal.
- Difficult to manage, control, or treat: an obstinate problem; an obstinate headache.
I’d say my ass is difficult to manage, control and treat. And it obstinately refuses to get any smaller.
And I’m not saying a big booty is a terrible thing to have. I like having something going on back there, but I also would like to be a more healthy weight. Be stronger. Be able to run a little faster and farther. But my ass, like time, is obstinate.
I had a very bad issue with my IT band. It hurt, so I decided to rest for a few months and do pilates a few times a week for a few months before running again. So far I’ve done pilates 3 times. Since July.
I have a low energy problem now. Due to iron deficiency, low vitamin D, lack of sleep, and lack of exercise. Basically I feel like I’m being vampired (that’s when a vampire visits you in your sleep and drains you of your blood and makes you crave french fries and chocolate all day). This is a physical problem, but it is also in some ways just a bad feeling. Both things can be overcome. I have decided to overcome this by getting back into my daily walking routine (15 to 30 mins per day of light walking), dancing, and doing Daily Burn pilates.
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Sat Jan 23
I danced to 1 song and attempted 10 minutes of pilates. Best workout I’ve had in months!
Sun Jan 31
I danced to one song and COMPLETED my first Daily Burn workout. It was a pilates stretch class, 10 minutes. I couldn’t do all the exercises, but very happy about it anyway.
One day this week I danced to a whole song. Elle King’s “X’s and O’s.” It was fun, but that was a hard thing to do. Seriously tired and out of breath afterwards. It is now my goal to do this every day. Dance to one song every day. Seems doable. But in my experience doable does not mean done. Hence the obstinate.