via – Lydia M, AbsoluteFIT Blogger @ AVAC®
It isn’t just the moves that you learn in AbsoluteFIT — the program often leads to personal revelations (mostly the good kind)! Here are two I’ve learned recently:
1) You can be good at stuff you don’t like. My third-grader complains all the time about math, and how “bad” she is at it and how much she hates it; however, we recently got her results from a statewide test, which placed her in the top 3% on the math section. Rather than gloat about how I absolutely told her so, I said that’s kind of like my hatred for certain things I’m good at … witness the following, a video of me doing one of my least favorite moves:
It’s not just a workout; it’s a place where you learn a lot more about yourself.
2) Lack of sleep can absolutely clothesline you. We all know this is true, and yet, sleep is the one thing the modern parent will consistently cut in favor of other things. I try, I really do try, to get a good solid seven hours — but some nights, it just ain’t happening. Like the other night, I woke up at about 2:30 a.m., and never really got back to sleep. I considered abandoning my AbsoluteFIT workout for that day, but dragged myself into the studio and was glad I did … except that with every move, I could tell how far off of 100% I really was. I couldn’t lift as much, I was slower, my transitions weren’t smooth because my fogged-up brain couldn’t retain the memory of where I was supposed to go next. GET SOME SLEEP.
See you in the studio — we’ll learn together!
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.