Friday, November 20, 2009

Day Ten - AWOL

Day 10 = AWOL (absent with out leave)

To be more exact: Day 10 = AWL (absent with leave)

I asked Instructor R last night if I could bypass the beating in the park at 0600 this morning, due to a client meeting I had this morning that I needed time to prep for.

He made me do 10 pushups.

Just kidding. He actually exhibited humanoid characteristics and said it was no problem—just make sure I did 45-60 minutes of cardio on my own.

“Don’t cheat yourself, Ferran. Push yourself hard,” were his parting words.

I don’t cheat. I fabricate sometimes, for literary or humorous purposes, but I don’t cheat.

The day started to wane and I realized I hadn’t worked out yet. At 8:45, my husband started watching a show that showed fat, hair, and blood being cleaned from dead deer hides to make Fine Corinthian Leather. Nauseated, I realized it was time to hop on my elliptical cross-trainer.

55 minutes and 555 calories later--although sweatier than a pig in a sauna, I didn’t feel half bad. I took a self-portrait so I could have evidence of the sweat.

(Sure makes my usual drawings look better, doesn't it?)

I looked entirely too happy, so I made myself do 10 pushups.

Ahhh, pain—that’s more like it.

Have a great weekend!


M-Cat said...

I think you are afraid to fully admit that you are starting to love this self punishment. It's okay, I'll keep your secret

Trevor, Brianna, Alivia, and Tayvree Hansen said...

You DO look a little TOO happy! ;)