Friday, November 7, 2014

Misty Copeland

So I started poking around on Pinterest last night to see if there were new workouts I could do to start targeting other muscle groups in my body (specifically glutes) besides my abs.  Side note:  I just joined Pinterest a week ago and I still don't know how the hell to use it, or how it's any different than bookmarking sites in folders on your favorites.  I don't even know how to ask for friends lol.  Anyway, I started looking at ballet barre workouts because I absolutely love the long, lean muscles that dancers have.  A lot of the workouts talk about Misty Copeland, as well they should!  If you're not really aware of her, Misty Copeland is a prima ballerina in the American Ballet Theater, and she has a very interesting and crazy story that is worth looking up.  She's a prodigy who became a soloist at 25, which is one of the youngest in ABT history.  She also just got a great Under Armour commercial that is very powerful and is a positive message for girls.  I think she is so beautiful.  I rarely say "oh I wish I had a body like such and such famous person", usually because most of them look painfully thin to me.  But Misty is a different story.

I love the power in her legs even when she is just sitting.  That obviously takes a lot of work, but boy to have legs and abs like that!!  The Oregon Ballet Theater does have super duper beginner ballet workshops for adults, but I dunno about all of that.  Graceful is not an adjective that has ever been used to describe me, and I was raised Baptist so I don't have any rhythm.  I would be stumbling around thinking I look like Misty, when I would really be looking like Corky St. Clair from one of my favorite movies, "Waiting for Guffman".

I think I'll just stick to finding an at home barre workout for now.  ;)

I peeked at the scale this morning and I am up just a tiny bit, like literally 0.4 of a pound.  It's kind of a bummer, but my TOM is going to happen soon, plus I have been snacking like a crazy person this week so I suppose it's to be expected.  I keep reminding myself that Monday is a few days away, plus I'll be taking measurements again and I will probably have lost some inches somewhere.  It is a bit of a relief that the TOM is likely what's causing this sudden weird urge to snack, I thought I'd kind of lost my mind!

I decided to leave poor Molly at home today and go for a run by myself.  I love Molly to death, but having her with me can be a drag because she is so slow and can't/doesn't want to go very far.  You'd think going for a simple walk is torture sometimes!  I just drove out to the neighborhood we usually go to and ran for two miles, then walked for one mile.  The run was okay, I still don't feel that stamina and snap that I used to have, or the drive to keep going.  I could have pushed myself to run another mile probably, but I honestly just wasn't into it.   I came home and did my ab workout, then just busied myself for a bit in the kitchen.

My food has been good today, I've been so busy that I haven't even really had time to snack!  Tonight we're going to a movie, so I have kept things lighter so that maybe I can have some candy or something if I feel like it.

Today's Menu:

Breakfast:  Oat bran, prunes, 1 baked egg
Lunch:  Delicata squash salad
Dinner:  Crab Rangoon tortilla roll ups, small salad, and baked sweet potato chips


  1. I want her legs. Not in a "grisly serial killer" sort of way but in a "I'm insanely jealous of them way".

    1. HA! I totally feel the same. I did find some ballet workouts and warmups on Youtube that look pretty approachable, so I think I'm going to try to work those in starting next week.

  2. Oh man that Corky St Clair bit made me laugh out loud. I love that movie!

    And I love Misty Copeland. I wish there were more barre workouts around my parts. I can't find anything!