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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Klutz Quotient


        Hello, gentle readers! Hope you are all well and staying safe!
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before….but I am a klutz (just ask my DH—he can tell you how often I’ve walked into walls or tripped over nothing to fall flat on my face). I am uncoordinated and unbalanced. Have been all my life. I didn’t play sports when I was young because, you know, that would require a certain amount of coordination and I, sadly, just didn’t have it. My mother, bless her heart, even put me in ballet classes, hoping I would acquire some grace. It was an utter failure and after four years, we both quietly accepted that I would remain a klutz.
This has not changed over the years (in fact, it's gotten worse) and I’ve learned to live with it (really, what choice did I have?). It doesn’t really bother me. So what that I trip going up the stairs (even though I hold on to the banister)? Who cares that I walk into walls or trip over nothing (though I will admit, it’s getting a little more difficult to get up when I fall to the ground).
Why am I telling you this? Well, because I recently discovered that the klutz quotient has increased and I am as uncoordinated as ever (and it was witnessed….thankfully by the dogs and not another human being).
I’m not really big into exercise, though I do like walking and Zumba (and yes, even with Zumba…well, I’m not going to tell you what it looks like when I do it…that’s only for me and my mirror to know), but I was looking for something else to try, something that would fit in with the time I have available (time is a big issue for me--just not enough hours in the day and it’s too darn hot right now to go walking outside).
        I thought maybe yoga so I watched a few recordings on YouTube and tried
some of the poses…yeah, no, that didn’t work considering my issues with balance. If yoga wasn’t going to work for me, surely there were other things I could try.
Back to YouTube and I find these S.I.T. exercise videos. There are some routines that are only seven minutes long. Perfect. Fits into my time crunch. So I started doing them. Okay, let me rephrase that. I started trying to do them. Needless to say, hilarity ensued. Not only did my klutz quotient come out in full force (oh my gosh, did it ever!), but the dogs (because I was on the floor for some of these moves) thought I was playing so I had paws and long, wet tongues in my face. I am grateful the dogs do NOT laugh out loud, because I’m definitely sure they were laughing (heck, I was laughing, too!)
Thankfully, sitting at my computer and writing does not require coordination. I think I’ll go back to my story. It’s safer.  

Stay well! Stay safe! And remember to spread kindness wherever you go!


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