An exercise in education – or vice versa
I spent the last few weeks not keeping up with my exercise routine, among other things I was not doing. It was just in the past couple days I’ve gotten back into it, partly because of a visit to the doctor, but mostly because I know I need to do it and was tired of not doing it.
Well, I hit the pavement running, so to speak, doing more than I had been. And in doing so, I’m learning a few things.
First is that Milton the cat finds the sight of me doing sit-ups in the living room utterly bewildering. It’s not like he hadn’t seen me do this before, but Saturday as he watched he looked at me like I had finally and completely lost my mind.
Sadie the momma cat, on the other hand, saw an opportunity to add a tiny little bit of interest to her day. The way I do sit-ups, you see, involves my feet under the couch or the coffee table (Is it cheating? I don’t care. Don’t judge.), and my knees bent at about a 90° angle. Sadie, sauntering through the living room, had ample room to go around me, but instead chose to go under my knees, rubbing her tail up against my ankle. Well, sure, that’s way more interesting than going around, and proves once again how sweet of a kitty she is.
Finally, I find that I can do 25 push-ups at a time without much problem, the last four usually needing a bit more effort. So, at three different times throughout the day Sunday, I did a set of 25 push-ups. No problem. I got down to do a fourth set, got in position, lifted myself up on my arms, and seriously fell back to the floor. Apparently, 75 push-ups is my limit for a day (and hopefully not longer, although I haven’t tested that yet today). I can only guess how comical the sight of my arms just giving out and my whole self hitting the floor was. Even from my vantage point, I laughed.
Exercise tips are now welcome in the comments.