Thursday, September 20, 2007
For Balance of Body....
Well folks, it's been a long time since I've felt THAT uncoordinated and unstretchy.
The last time I did a "Body Balance" class at a gym was easily seven years and several clothes sizes ago. (I should explain, for those who don't know: "Body Balance" is a mixture of yoga and relaxation exercises.)
So tonight I finally did my first class at the gym since joining. I figured after a particularly annoying day in the office I could do with a little balance and relaxation, so confirmed the class time, and obediently turned up. And it was frustrating, in a way, knowing what my body was meant do, but finding it physically impossible to make it do it (perhaps this is something like what people feel when they reach elderly years?). But I figure anything that helps me stretch, and could help my back, is worth it.
And really, I don't think I did too badly. Definitely room for improvement, and I really do need to learn how to relax, switch the brain off. Thankfully I wasn't the only noob: there was one other. We had a good laugh about it afterwards, with promises to see each other at next week's class too.
So here's hoping, folks, that I discover a newfound bendyness over the coming months to compliment my increasing fitness level.