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posted by [personal profile] gashin at 05:27pm on 24/03/2009
I walked to the gym for my class last night. They gave me a coupon for a free chai latté at Remedy, makers of the best chai lattés on the planet (I will not drink one from anywhere else as a result). I picked it up on my way home and sipped it while happily strolling back to my apartment, where I was awake with happy energy until... very late. I will have to come up with a way of countering this problem in future.

The BOSU has apparently awoken certain muscles in my legs I didn't know existed, especially those related to keeping balance-- when standing on the flat half, the platform shakes violently from side to side, as my body has no way to keep it in balance (my balance has always been COMPLETE shit, too). The snowboarder in front of me didn't have the same problem, which surprises me none at all. I hope to at least REDUCE the amount of shaking by the end of the 5 weeks.

I'm consequently very sore today. It's wonderful.

I also left my shoes there, and my top and shorts. They launder your gym clothes for you. And they have a shower with salon-quality shampoo and stuff (not that I will use it, since I live 11 blocks away). Very lovely place, small group of 8 people, am very happy with myself for having committed to this.

Next step: clearing my Thursday nights so that I can go learn to crochet with the QUEERKNIT group who gather at... Remedy. *laugh* I foresee much chai latté in my future.
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posted by [identity profile] bagelofdeath.livejournal.com at 11:57pm on 24/03/2009
:D! WE'RE BOSU PALS!
 

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posted by [identity profile] gashin.livejournal.com at 02:45am on 25/03/2009
YAY! Someone else who doesn't automatically think I'm a retard for mentioning it. Where're you taking your class?
 

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posted by [identity profile] bagelofdeath.livejournal.com at 02:50am on 25/03/2009
The Y. I went once and then was BOSU-ing at home, and have begun to go back now.

My balance is good, but damn it I can't remember the order of things when the instructor is like "Do [maneuver 1], then [maneuver 2], then [maneuver 3]". I'm the one facing the mirror when everyone else isn't.
 

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posted by [identity profile] gashin.livejournal.com at 11:24pm on 25/03/2009
I envy you your balance. I ALSO envy you the space to do BOSU at home. I would love that. I could probably fit one in here, but I'd end up kicking furniture or something, I'm sure.

Still, makes me wonder...

And we do this one maneuver where we step on from one side, step back, somehow switch legs (twice, I THINK), and then step off the other side. My brain will not process how it works. I cannot do it for the life in me. Augh.
 

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posted by [identity profile] lightcastle.livejournal.com at 12:37am on 25/03/2009
BOSU?

I was lying on my yoga ball/computer seat and realized I was shaking - my core has gone to hell
 

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posted by [identity profile] gashin.livejournal.com at 02:47am on 25/03/2009
Round side up. (http://www.getfitsource.com/images/BOSU_Ball_3.jpg)

Round side down. (http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/cms/articleimages/1272/Bosu-Ball-Squats-Bosu-upside-down1.jpg)

It's the latter that I cannot for the life in me do.

My core sometimes shakes after I've done a workout, for instance, but it's a lot better than it used to be...
 

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posted by [identity profile] lightcastle.livejournal.com at 02:50am on 25/03/2009
Oooh!
Back when I had a gym membership,my trainer tortured me with those. I also did pushups on them, and had to lift weights on it (round side up).

My core was shaking and I wasn't even excercisng, I was relaxing.

I have lost all of that.
 

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posted by [identity profile] gashin.livejournal.com at 11:22pm on 25/03/2009
Yeah, we do some weight/muscle stuff with the round side up (lunges and things). But we were standing on the flat side to do curls/presses with those foamy-weight-bar-things (they have a name, I'm sure), and THAT worked fine, but then we had to do SQUATS on them. Ohhhh nooooo. No no no. I looked like some kind of carnival ride.
 

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posted by [identity profile] lightcastle.livejournal.com at 10:09pm on 28/03/2009

I looked like some kind of carnival ride.

*bites tongue*

 

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posted by [identity profile] misskitty-79.livejournal.com at 02:25am on 25/03/2009
I knew you'd find somewhere to learn to crochet. :)
 

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posted by [identity profile] gashin.livejournal.com at 02:47am on 25/03/2009
Aye! Now if only Thursdays could stop being a shitshow for me...
 

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posted by [identity profile] misskitty-79.livejournal.com at 03:28am on 25/03/2009
Oh?
 

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posted by [identity profile] gashin.livejournal.com at 11:21pm on 25/03/2009
I work until 8PM, and then I have my weekly Greek quiz (involves going over the translation for the week and memorizing the principal parts, of which there are usually 6, of 10 verbs) first thing in the morning. Also, this week, I have an English essay due on Friday as well.

Maybe I'll skip sleep one of these nights. It's been a while since I pulled an all-nighter. :P
 

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posted by [identity profile] misskitty-79.livejournal.com at 01:28am on 26/03/2009
Nearly pulled one of those today, through no fault of my own... :-/ Luckily, I think I finally managed to fall asleep around 17h30pm, maybe 18h00?
 

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posted by [identity profile] arkenholtz.livejournal.com at 08:52pm on 26/03/2009
I did a Bosu class once but it turned into us jumping on a row of them and singing Mario songs. Made some good friends, though.

Re: Crochet
There are quite a few good videos on YouTube! You might want to buy some yarn and the appropriate sized hook (yarn stores can tell you what size matches, or if you want to go the economical route and go to a Zellers/WalMart, the label will usually indicate the hook size. Some yarns are more for knitting needles but a bit of Google will help you translate needle to hook size). Go for big chunky yarn (that aren't furry/fuzzy/hairy/multie coloured) and big hook for starters. Then just sit and chain like crazy! I found the hardest part to learning crochet was holding the friggin hook but once I found the right nudges in my finger I was a okay.
 

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posted by [identity profile] punzerel.livejournal.com at 01:55pm on 25/03/2009
Mmmm, chai. I kind of want to make some chai ice cream. I think it would be a worthwhile endeavour.

Also, maybe this is just my inner 6 year-old speaking, but BOSU balls look like a ridiculous amount of fun.
 

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posted by [identity profile] gashin.livejournal.com at 11:20pm on 25/03/2009
They are horrible/wonderful.

Chai ice cream sounds AMAZING. If you make it and it works out, lemme know. I don't own an ice cream maker, but I could maybe dig around the Internet for alternatives...

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