via – Lydia M., AVAC’s AbsoluteFIT Blogger
A girl doesn’t need a marked dumbbell to tell her how strong she is.
It’s time for another edition of AbsoluteFIT real-life benefits! Here are some ways AbsoluteFIT has done me a solid, lately:
- Overhead press of a wriggling four-year-old: There were no changing rooms available at AVAC’s swim school the other day, and I’m tired of doing things in a half-crouch, so I just took the kid under his arms, hoisted him over my head, and put him down — standing — on the chest-high countertop. A mom sitting on a nearby bench with her baby actually gasped, she was so impressed, and I realized — yeah, not everybody can do that!
- The five-hour concert-venue Standing Endurance Test: We went to see a band last night, and it was awesome … but first, there were three — THREE — opening bands. And not a chair or ledge anywhere for sitting. I had to stand in my tall boots (the better to see the stage) for over five hours — and today, my legs and back are fine. Unbelievable!
- Evenly-Weighted Ice Haul: My freezer is dead. It died. We have no freezer. So: Ice it is. Guess who gets to go pick up 20-lb. bags of ice every couple of days until it gets replaced? Me. And guess who has no problem carrying one 20-lb. bag in each arm (except for how that stuff is cold)? Also me.
- Pokemon Pursuit Sprints: When a wild Pokemon appears nearby, and you gotta catch it, you need to be able to switch direction and sprint — down the block, across a park, up an incredibly steep hill, etc. I’m proud to say that although sometimes the little [expletive deleted]s escape my Pokeball, I’ve never lost one just cause I couldn’t get to it in time.
Tell us how you’re doing with AbsoluteFIT in real life!
Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast with Texas roots, a New York education, and a Californian heart. She plays bass, reads a lot, watches too much TV, and can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week. Her life goals include having a body like Linda Hamilton’s in Terminator 2, and/or having Bill Murray randomly crash a party she is attending. If you need something from her, try bribing her with good coffee or cold beer; odds are, she wants one or the other of those right now.