Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Splitsville

I have embarked on a mission which could well be the death of me. In a futile bid for self improvement I have recently started setting myself mini goals. Previously I have had year-long goals, the most recent of which I’m proud to say I did achieve in the end. This year I’m thinking short term. And this month I’m thinking the splits.

I used to be able to do the splits, once upon a time when I wore leotards and had the physique of a harp seal pup. That time has long since passed - the flexibility at least, if not the physique. These days, although I do make some claim to fitness, there is a difference between being able to manage the walk back from the corner deli with a bag of croissants in my arms and being able to put my legs out to ridiculous angles for no apparent gain. But this month, or rather next month, it is game on. I have started my stretching exercises and I vow that by the end of June I will have done it or died in the attempt.

Anyway, if anyone else has a goal in the making let me know what we might goad each other on, possibly while listening to Eye of the Tiger and jogging along in matching tracksuits.

4 comments:

observer said...

I wish you the very best of luck in your worthy quest...

Bolton said...

Er, yeah. I do, actually. I have a personal trainer three times a week, am conuting my protein intake and am getting up early every day to do countless sit-ups, push-ups etc... in my bid to be less weedy.
It's a six month thing for me. I'm quite excited.
I join ye in ye quest, noble lady.

my name is kate said...

If only it could be as simple as a Rocky-style montage: Two minutes of of lifting weights, jogging, stretching etc, all set to music, and you're all done...

my name is kate said...

Oh and I LIKE weedy, dans... though I may not be your target market heehee