Friday, March 07, 2008

Fitness Freak Me.... :~D

After the bicycle misadventure, I was ordered 2 weeks rest and complete pamper by the cute Doctor Bakshi at NHS. Now thats the perfect advice for a couch potah-to like me. It was complete binge time..sometimes eating upto 4 meals a day and the midnight snacking too. But the wildest ideas strike you in those 'pampered' moments. After finishing 'another' pack of crisps I limped carefully to the mirror and saw to my horror that all what i shed a month back (850 grams to be precise ;~D) was back with a vengence!! So I checked out some pics of the good old 'slimmer' days, my mum's and sister's pics and made myself feel miserable. Finally resolved to take charge of the situation. In a nutshell my new fixation is FITNESS.
At this point I must confess that like everyone I am extremely jealous of people who wear spandex and jog for an hour at a stretch. I am very fond of fitness programmes (which i watch while munching on french fries). And though extremely ashamed to accept this, it was just two years back when I was training to be dance instructor (can i hear guffaws..it is the truth people..but the 100 crunches EVERYDAY killed me, so dropped it midway).
Now gym membership was out of question as university gym always has a long serpentine queue behind it (I am embarrased to jog in front of those 6pack abs students). So friend and I sign ourselves up for advanced aerobics and we see that a guy named Mark is taking the session. Accordingly friend goes shopping for chic sports wear as she has this 'gut' feeling that Mark will be hot! (a GUY taking aerobics!!! dearest friend MEN dont take 'AEROBICS' generally)
Due to a missing-key-mishap from yours truly, we reach the building just in time. The class was supposed to be in 'studio 1', but we ran into 'a studio' where we saw a few students warming up (this is after we nearly took a short cut through a Shower Room, which ended up being the Mens shower room-friends idea!). To my horror, some girls I knew from my hall were also present in their sexy spandex flexing their toned muscles (the world is indeed a SMALL place!!! aargh!) Suddenly the music is pumped up, a woman (who i am believe is German for some reason) tells everyone to pick up weights. Now we were only expecting aerobics, where we just jump around and we were expecting MARK...where the hell is MARK?? On enquiring with the girls from the hall on whether it is the advanced aerobics class- i get the reply..'What aerobics??? ' Before we could react, the instructor shouts- 'quick pick up your weights...we have no time to lose'. That is the first time i was shouted at in London!!!
What happened after that is ...(Instructor with stern look and foul mood)
We begin with simple squats....yeah come on 5 more..I WANT 5 MORE SQUATS...now squats with weights....go pick the rod with weight and lets do squats AGAIN...go LOWERRR....complete your squat..next slow squats...all you lazy bones...move it people move it....hey dont drink water.....and 4..3..2..1...hey where do u think you r going...we now do lunges...come on give me 30 on each leg..get moving people, stop faking cramps!!!....next pick your weights...lunges again.....okay..are we done with 30 on each leg...now go get your mats...i want 20 crunches in each position..NO RESTING in between....lets begin... NOORRRMMAALLLLL....now cross leg.....18...19...20...have u finished your 20 so soon...do another 20.. next side crunches...hey stop looking tired..now i want 20 pushups...and go slow......everyone stop being lazy...lets jog!!!...okay 45 minutes...STOP!!!"
What a relief. The next 15 minutes saw friend and me walking back to our rooms taking the support of the walls of every building in the way. We were still clueless of what that bootcamp class was all about, but were too tired to think for the night. Next day morning saw our bottoms, flabby 'abs' and thunder thighs sore (now sore is an understatement) and I still need support to sit, stand and even use the WC!!(have i ever told u that i am an aquaholic...groan!) The suspense was killing me, so went after college to figure out what was it that I underwent....and now the moment of truth...We had walked into the wrong class and the class we attended was aptly called...
BUMS TUMS and THIGHS!!!!
(Ouch!)

19 comments:

Zennmaster said...

aquaholic??? does that mean you also don like water??? o.0

Alex Mcone said...

Hee hee ... I know what it feels like when muscles you never knew existed start to raise their tendons. You're going to have one helluva week.

maneesh said...

what did mirror on the wall say when ann stood before it?



bring to me light...

.. ahem.. anyway..abhi minu cycle chala ke toh dekhe..

mathew said...

am very fond of fitness programmes (which i watch while munching on french fries) Lol!!!

fitness should be a passion..it aint a rule to follow it..you can just say am passionate of fitness!!

funny that am reading this entry when for the first time in my life i was having raw tomatoes, cucumber and stuff..that was sacrlegious, but still a good first step!!

neways good luck !!

Dhanya said...

ha ha poor you.. I also think of fitness every now n then but there is always tomorrow to start :P

eljo said...

is it fitness freaked u or that u are a fitness freak??? ;-P Like I said good practise for old age...

Beena said...

funny one.. and good to read

Macadamia The Nut said...

Lol!!
Ann Ann Ann! If I die laughing be sure i'll name you in my homicide note ;)

anN-series said...

@zenmaster
i like water jus as much as u like cigarettes...

@alex
u r correct..i realised i have some muscles at the back of my leg too..but i am a fit girl...i was good in 3 days...

@maneesh
mirror bola..jaane de..thoda hawa aane dey..minu ab se stationery cycle hi chalegi..

@mathew
y r u eating raw vegetables?? what happened to no hurting plants cause of urs...noyabu??

anN-series said...

@dhanya
my BMI went to the overweight range..i HAD to do something or die of obesity..no tomm for me sadly..

@eljo
yeah now please join mum and laugh at my fitness level.. :~(..and ho ente chechiyude oru sense of humour

@beena
thnx :~)

@mac
girl dont do that...it is with lot of difficulty that i have maintained a clean criminal record till date!!

d_grail said...

Bums tums and thighs indeed!!
i need to enroll there. like right now!

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Brat said...

@Ann: You've been tagged! :-)

Macadamia The Nut said...

You blog-post murderer!
:|

Aiswarya said...

I have been to one of these.. Once...once and only Once! Now i wish you all the luck with Aerobics!! cough....

Macadamia The Nut said...

Started packing?

mathew said...

you are tagged!! :-)

sid said...

Happened to drop by & found your description about your search for Mark really hilarious:-). From your first post it appears you are in the run up for exams.Good luck for those and it was nice stopping by here.

Margaret (Ritty) said...

awesome blog!
i got quite self reflective reading this post!
gona try and get motivated by you and find the uni gym that ivnt seen since i joined!