Okay, Demon Diane like to kilt me on Monday. And you can tell how much she enjoys inflicting pain. She actually smiled when, after 25 aerobic songs she said, “Y’all didn’t cool down any on that last one? Me neither.” I think she’s trying to see if she can make me pass out. I’ll just go ahead and save her the trouble of that little experiment…she can. I hallucinated there for a while on Monday, during Workin’ Up a Black Sweat (for those of you unfamiliar with his music, this is a recent song by Prince…er…the artist formerly known as Prince, or whatever he’s calling himself these days).
Anyway, so I recuperated yesterday by lolling in bed for an extra hour or so and accidentally missing class. This morning I accidentally slept late and went to Myra’s class–the caring, nurturing and always entertaining one. She did not disappoint. We wiggled (one of her signature moves), we wobbled, and we kept our headlights on bright. But about midway through the third or fourth aerobic song, I noticed a trail of what looked like mascara dripping down the side of her neck and down on to her, umm…headlights. I kid you not. Myra actually worked up a black sweat. Not just a little one, either.
I was standing on the front row, and noticed it right off. Naturally, I was concerned by this strange phenomenon, not being sure that it wasn’t the symptom of some exotic and highly contagious disease (she did just get back from vacation). I said to her, “Myra…you’re sweating black.” An instructor can easily hear you from the front row. Her eyes got great big. I was thinking maybe this was something else to do with her being an alien and all, but then, Casey and Diane don’t sweat black…but then again, they don’t sweat all that much, either, so it could be black sweat, and I never noticed.
Myra covered the whole thing up by saying that she had a new headpiece and it must be bleeding. Riiiight. I have seen instructors use new headpieces before, but never have any of them sweated black. If y’all don’t hear from me, you’ll know it was contagious…
Oh, I almost forgot…progress!!! I lost 2.4 pounds last week. Yippee!!
I wonder if I’m the only one who looks at your picture and thinks that your self-image is majorly skewed, as you look healthy and BEAUTIFUL!!! Sure, it’s a good thing to exercise for health reasons, but you are far too lovely to have to torture yourself! Forget all the ridiculous and temporary societal expectations about size! If you derive pleasure from food and drink in this short time we have on earth, then eat, drink and be merry!!