So, today was Aeroboxing and Abs and Zumba. Yowsers!
I punched out in Aeroboxing (the key is to think of something that annoys you and punch out the stress!). I can’t kick, though. Fact. My kicking is a bit useless, so must try harder.
But I found out I am a bit speedy in the running bit. I ran like the wind, and smugly won all the races. Get me! I even got high fived for my powering speed at the end, which was lovely, but my high five was a bit off kilter, since my arms were hurting after all the punching.
It’s nice to surprise yourself with something – for me, running has always seemed a bit boring and I’m not overly competitive, but it felt great to win and maybe I am a little speedier than I thought.
Not sure I could do a marathon or any long distance, but a nice short burst of running brings on the endorphin rush. I don’t remember being great at running at school. I recall the odd egg and spoon race, sack race and 100 meters and there was always someone faster than me, but I came second or third. Big pat on the back for coming first today.
I will reward myself with a protein bar.
Abs work KILLED. And during it I’m thinking about what’s for lunch. Not sure that’s good form.
I spent two hours choreographing some new routines for Zumba last night, so they come in to play today. Am mixing up the cardio and the toning as I promised myself. And promises are promises, even to yourself.
I miss netball, this gem of a game from the UK. It’s a bit like basketball (it’s getting much bigger in the USA now), and I was pretty ace at that in the UK, playing in three different teams at least five times a week. I need to play netball again. It’s a sociable sport, and that’s what I’m missing somewhat.
And I don’t mean the glass of plonk after the match!
Claire Bolden McGill is a British expat who lived in Maryland for three years and moved back to the UK in August 2015. Claire wrote about her life as a British expat on the East Coast and now works in travel and hospitality PR in the UK. She still finds time to blog about her repatriation and the reverse culture shock that ensued – and she still hasn’t finished that novel, but she’s working on it. You can contact Claire via twitter on @clairebmcgill or via her blog From America to England.