Sunday, June 01, 2008

Weekend Discoveries

1) I only have 3 more pounds to go to reach 20lbs lost to date. That makes me really excited. Part of me wants to try to lose it all in one week, but I know that’s not really healthy. At least that mini milestone is in sight!

2) Living in the Bay Area, I am not a stranger to kink. San Francisco is of course home to Folsom Street Fair and one of the biggest Pride events in the world. I’ve known a few professional dominatrixes in my time, but I never really understood hiring one. I mean there are always episodes about them on CSI, Law and Order: SVU, and even House. Still, I just couldn’t get into it.

Well, this weekend I had an aha! moment. No, I haven’t decided I suddenly need a dominatrix. I’ve just begun to understand the need to give up control.

See, what I realized was that my personal training sessions are kind of like hiring a dominatrix. I pay someone to punish me. I give up complete control and do what she says when she says it. Resisting only makes things worse. I like that. I love the dizzy/queasy feeling I get afterward. I have never felt more thoroughly like I got my ass kicked then after a PT session. The soreness in my muscles serves as a constant reminder of the experience for days after. That is all. I finally get it.

3) With the exception of a few sports like soccer, watching sports really makes me want to go outside and play them. It probably helps that I’ve actually played most of the sports I watch for at least 4 years. I have decided that I need to find a pick-up basketball game, or get some peeps together and start my own. I also need to reconnect with my tennis partner and get on the court at least 2 times a week. I wonder if I can train too much? There will be a considerable amount of time between my morning bootcamp class and playing tennis after work…I guess time and the scale will tell.

4) I love dance movies and dance shows but I hate to actually dance, go figure. My favorite of the dance shows, So You Think You Can Dance, just started up again. One of the judges, Mary Murphy, pretty much makes my life and is amazingly entertaining. I could watch this 10 times a day and laugh just as hard every time:

3 comments:

Fitarella said...

Yay! I have been waiting for you to link back to something so I can say hi! So..HI MALLORY!!!

is it terribly crass for me to say that I love that your a lesbian? no particular reason, just like lesbians! sorry, lost my filter a long time ago..

re dominatrixes...have secretly always wanted to be one but became a trainer instead. But now that you point it out it's kinda the same thing huh? ;-)

plasticcalifornia said...

Of course its not totally crass. I mean what better reason to light me? Thanks again for the Starbucks tip! Glad I could help you decipher your professional life choices.

MizFit said...

and the irony that when *I* was a personal trainer one of my CLIENTS was a dominatrix!

M.