It Works If You Work It
I am developing abdominal muscles, aka: abs. My little sister who is quite pregnant and yet has more abs than I do visited recently and motivated me (shamed me) into getting into an exercise routine of sorts that involves a big rubber band. I do appreciate the push but doing ab exercises is not more fun than sitting in a recliner eating buttered toast and perusing Zillow and I don’t care who says it is.
Today was the first day I noticed an ab while just minding my business in normal, non-exercising, life. It was 6:05am and the coffee carafe from my coffeemaker was sitting on the upper ledge of my kitchen counter peninsula that juts up to bar height. I was on the far side of it, the counter height side, and I leaned over and reached up with my arm to get the carafe without walking around the peninsula. Just then I felt something different – an abdominal contraction kicked in as I reached over, and it felt kind of good, secure like, supported, balanced.
I didn’t know that I felt unbalanced leaning and reaching before. I do get shoulder pains sometimes, and wrist pains and various aches and pains now and then that my sister says are because I am weak (in the abs) and tight (in the back). I have no idea how it all happens and I’m glad I don’t need to for it to work.
I just keep doing these little moves with the big rubber band and then appreciate the progress. And I still get to have buttered toast while Zillowing. It’s a good deal.