Oy. Take one day off from Saturday’s Cirque Fit to go to a Shakespeare competition, and my body wants to know what the hell is up tonight! Ok, so I was trying to make up for the lost day and really threw myself into it tonight, and I mean I literally tried to do everything without a break (ok, I snuck in ONE break…) and with as little modification as possible. I even tried the hopping and “leaps” across the floor. Umm… yeah. This is more of what my hopping looked like:
One of my favorite Everybody Loves Raymond episodes, by the way…
We had to hop forward twice and then hop once back…and then drop for three pushups. I was bound and determined to do full plank pushups all the way across the room. And I (sort of) did it! Ok, so the push ups didn’t go all the way down, but at least I wasn’t on my knees for them!
And, oh, are the shoulders feeling it tonight!
I was told (I can’t remember if it was Patty or Will or one of the websites I was reading) that protein is a good thing after a hard workout because it feeds the muscles. So I am making it a habit to eat protein after these classes (a late dinner because I certainly cannot eat BEFORE class… tried that once and it was an unqualified tummy disaster!). The best thing I have found so far for this time of the evening (when I am too tired to cook much else) is mashed avocado and scrambled eggs. I know I have mentioned it once before, but I bring it up again tonight because I added a modification. Tonight I topped it with a bit of black beans and cayenne pepper.
Maybe it’s an acquired taste…I’ll have to try it again to see if I really disliked the combo as much as I think I did. Maybe it was the cayenne pepper…I have a tendency to have a heavy hand with the old spice jars.
In any case, I hope the protein helps with the screaming shoulder muscles because they are bitching up a storm right now! But I know that building these muscles is the only way that I am ever going to get to the point of performing my someday-routine… and nothing else matters!!
Oh, and by the way, my student, Stephanie Bertman did me proud at the English Speaking Union’s Shakespeare Competition! Way to represent Webster Schroeder, Stephanie!