Today was another Gentle Fit class at Heritage Fitness in Carleton Place. Louise our instructor informed us we'd be doing the Pyramid today. The image of this rag tag class having to climb on each others shoulders was too much for me to comprehend. The mumblings of confusion must have been loud enough for Louise to hear so she explained the concept before we started. It was actually an inverted pyramid series of activities mixed with cardio. We'd start doing a series 5 exercises with weights, 10 reps for every exercise to start then 9 reps and work our way down to 6. Of course there would be cardio in between the set of exercises, that was a series of 4 movements each done for 30 seconds.
Hum I thought, in the past couple of weeks Gentle Fit was hardly Gentle for me. I puffed sweated and strained trying to keep up with the rest of the class. Today's pyramid sounded daunting. Well I was there and it had to be done.
Now I won't say it was easy but for the first time, I actually felt I could keep up. A by the end I felt I could have pushed myself harder. So while I still have a long way to go in my journey I am seeing improvement.
Then home for lunch, followed by some work on the computer. That was when a friend dropped by. Linda Van Schyndel has been in and out of my house many times over the years. Her daughter Sabrina boarded her horse with me the first two years we were on the farm so Linda is no stranger in my home. She was just dropping by to see how I was doing. She didn't want to come in so we were chatting away in the vestibule, just catching up. That's when both cats came down the stairs howling and hissing and behaving possessed. I had now idea what was going on. Bourbon my black and white cat seemed the most upset of the two but his behaviour had Branch my marmalade female cat hissing and carrying on as well. I actually thought he might leap at both Linda and myself. I tried talking to them...frankly by this time I was a little scared myself. So we left the house and went out and gave the horses a couple of carrots and finished our visit in Linda's car. A first being run out of my own house by my cats. Linda left, I entered the house not knowing what to expect, and there was Bourbon and Branch to greet me as if nothing had happen 20 minutes before. Honestly as much as I love my cats I will never figure them out.
Now as for the cold, I know I'm Canadian and this is January but really this cold is too cold. I don't mind winter if it would only stay around -10C and no colder during the day. I have enjoyed the extra sun but really does it have to come at such a bitterly cold price. I guess the one day on the weekend with =2C high was just too good to be true. I am longing to do more exercise outside. I know that spring is on it's way. It is nice to have the longer days, I'm just so looking forward to the warmer days to go along with the sunshine.