As you all know, I joined the gym and started working out. At the gym I signed up with, they give you a complimentary fitness "assessment" in hopes that you'll sign up with a Personal Trainer. I agreed to the assessment, but had no plans to sign up for a PT. So I met with the guy, discussed what I wanted to work on (abs!!!) and he paired me up with the "abs guy" to do a few workouts.
"Robert" ( the abs guy) and I walk over to this stretching/sit-up machine. It looked something similar to this, but larger and more slanted, so that you could lay your entire back on the bench comfortably. Robert has me lying on the bench with a medicine ball, then reaching up in the air to touch his hand, you know, nothing fancy. We finish the workout, and it's time to get up. Instead of scooting up to the top of the bench, to easily get my feet from under the rolly thingys, I decide to try to get off the bench whilst still laying down. MISTAKE.
My foot gets stuck under the rolly thingy and I literally fall off the machine sideways, in a tumble. Everyone is looking at me. People take out their earbuds, pause their ipods, stop their workouts to stare. I was SOOOOOO embarrassed!!!!
I decided not to sign up with a Personal Trainer. I'll leave it at that.
|wearing: Zara gold striped sweater, Gap gold braided belt, Citizens jeans, Circa John & David hunter green boots|
On a uplifting note (literally), I took a Zumba class with my Mom two days ago, and absolutely loved it! The teacher was... Ok. She had rhythm but... It wasn't that instilled rhythm. You could tell it took her a long time to gather the rhythm that she has haha. I'm just saying!!
There was also an extraneous amount of booty popping involved. There was a lady in the front going for blood. It was as if she was auditioning as a dancer in a music video!!
I did a little organizing of my jewelry and cleaned my room yesterday. I actually found my favorite lip liner that I thought I lost as a result of cleaning too! I clearly need to clean my room more often...
Sunday I'm going to the Official Grammy Viewing Party at the 40/40 in NYC with a few friends. I'll obviously be taking pictures. It should be fun!!
Black History Month Fact: Nelson Mandela
Born in 1918 in South Africa. He led armed resistance against apartheid, his native land's entrenched system of brutal legal discrimination that guaranteed political and economic security for White South Africans and disenfranchisement and poverty for Blacks. As a part of the African National Congress (ANC), Mandela found himself first a fugitive and then a prisoner. During his twenty seven years in jail, he became an international symbol of defiance against the brutality of South Africa's racist regime. Mandela was freed from prison in 1990. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize three years later. Shortly thereafter, he was elected as the first Black President of a new South Africa, one now free of apartheid- if not entirely of its legacy- due in part to his efforts..
Amazing. His book is on my list of must reads. A living legend.