Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Feel the Burn




Exercise happens first thing in the morning or otherwise Ella blows it off.  I think I have exercised pretty consistently, though, for most of my adult life.  Don't go to a gym usually, but since I am getting rid of my treadmill to make space for a nice guest room, I just may join one next winter.  When I was working, I almost always put in 10,000 steps a day.  The medical facility and campus was massive.  All I had to do was walk instead of taking the shuttle, and I made my goal.
  

On top of walking, though, I still do a routine that takes me about 30 minutes before getting into the shower.  Now that I am retired, I still strive to exercise daily but do not have to rise and shine quite so early.  There is some cardio, some weights, core-strengthening, resistance, and agility/stretching.  There are also some exercises that I learned from physical therapists that target an injury or condition.




My routine starts in the kitchen with some old ballet stretches on the counter and several others that utilize stretchy resistance bands.  Then on to the living room with
something to drink and the television news or weather.  I keep weights in a copper fireplace bin intended for logs.  Besides some lifts, I also use them to stretch the muscles in my upper back to alleviate fibromyalgia pain.  Next I bring out a large blue core ball for exercises designed to strengthen the core muscles.




I was right at this point in my routine last week, sitting on the core ball, when Sam walked in with his coffee and a smile on his face.  He set the mug on the end table and came toward me.  

"I feel like I have been remiss in my husbandly duties this week.  Think I need to address some attention to your bottom before our day starts." 

Sam always likes to take my hand when there is a spanking imminent, just like he is asking me to dance.  Later, some dancing on my part is possible, depending on the implement in his hand.  This particular morning, he had nothing in his hand, so I was hoping for some happy spanks.  

  


I do not own  any fancy yoga wear; old gray, baggy sweatpants and a big tee shirt are fine for me.  Sam led me to a chair and pulled me across his knee.  From his voice, I could tell that he was in a fine mood.  He likes an elastic waistband when he is spanking me.  Easy and quick.  He started to spank, and I wondered again how he can make his hand hurt as much as it does.  When asked, he will always expound on how it is all in the wrist.




"Sorry to interrupt your exercising, but it was time for me to give your bottom some love."

"This isn't in my regular routine, but I feel like you are giving my ass a workout as well," I said breathlessly.
 
"It's good for my arm, too," he laughed.  




When Sam was sure that my bottom was the perfect shade of pink, he pulled me up to sit on his lap.  Some nice kissing, but this spanking was not going to turn into sex.  In a minute, he pushed me off and stood up.  He had to be somewhere by 8:00 am. 

 With a swat to my glowing behind, he told me to get back to my exercises.  I could definitely feel the burn as I sat back down on the core ball.  It is such a wonder to me how that kind of spanking can make me smile.  Usually I am only fond of exercising when I am done and feel good about putting in the effort.  That day, however, I was conscious of the warmth in my bottom through the rest of my routine and again when I stepped under a hot shower.  I really don't have any exercises that target the gluteus maximus, but I would love to add Sam's workout to my daily efforts.  It was a lot more fun.


34 comments:

  1. I looked up core balls about a week ago..way too many sizes and choices..what do you recommend? That is quite a routine I am impressed...and tell Sam that Abby thinks he needs to participate more in your routine...hugs abby

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    1. I got my core ball from a physical therapist who was helping me recover from some surgery. For me she pumped the ball so that I could sit comfortably with my feet flat on the floor. Perhaps you could try a nicer sporting goods store.

      Hugs From Ella

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    2. Abby, in addition to having your feet flat on the floor, you want your legs to be perpendicular to the floor which will help protect your knees - I love my exercise ball :-) I have used it for exercise, fun, and to bounce my babies to sleep when they were little :-)

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  2. Hi Ella,

    Firstly, good on you with the exercise routine, it sounds fairly extensive to me! What a lovely interruption to your routine, I agree, Sam should become more regularly involved :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. You are right, Roz. I would love it if Sam would visit me every morning while I am exercising. Perhaps it would improve my motivation.

      Sending Hugs Down Under,
      Ella

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  3. Way, way better than a gym for sure.

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    1. Yep, I agree, PK. Our two dogs always get a little rawhide stick when I start my routine, so they are my exercise buddies.

      Hugs From Ella

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  4. Ella I think you need to add Sam's touch to your daily exercise routine. Why pay for a gym membership when you have that much fun at home!
    Hugs Lindy xx

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    1. Actually, while Sam is always there to help be when I start to binge on sugar, I have always exercised on my own. I think it has helped me remain active, even as the years fly by.

      Sending Hugs Down Under,
      Ella

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  5. Hi Ella, how impressive, especially Sam's attempts to help out!
    love Jan, xx

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    1. Thanks, Jan,
      Believe me, there are some mornings I just don't want to exercise, but I usually do it anyway. Just finished 10 minutes ago, in fact!

      Hugs Across the Pond,
      Ella

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  6. Good morning, Ella .... What fun! ... the spanking part that is :) ... Sam must be back to feeling like his old self. I loved the part about him taking your hand.

    And speaking of butt exercise, I made the mistake of telling Frank I thought spanking was helping to get rid of my butt cellulite ... What was I thinking?! ... like the man needs more reasons to spank ;))

    Hugs! ... have a great day! ... nj

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    1. We are both feeling better, NJ. I had dropped exercising for over 2 weeks. There were times when the headaches were so bad, that I could hardly bend over. Slowing getting back in the swing.

      I love that your Frank has taken to ttwd the way he has. That wonderful feeling of closeness will transform you both. Happy Trails.

      Hugs From Ella

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  7. Such a cute post, Miss Ella! Sam has impressive timing, doesn't he? Good for you for keeping up your routine and love that Sam was able to work on an area you do not necessarily target, even if he does.
    --Baker

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    1. Oh, I love that you thought of that as a target area, Baker. Wish spanking really did make my bottom more shapely.

      Hugs From Ella

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  8. Ella,
    Sorry I am late to the party here....... the exercise party! I can see that all happening and glad that you felt the burn.
    Meredith

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  9. I couldn't decide on a title for this post, Mere, and then it hit me! "Feel the Burn" was the perfect double entendre.

    Hugs From Ella

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    1. Ha! Neither one of us is exactly buff! Sunny, I always love hearing about your water aerobics class. I would love to do one of those.

      Hugs From Ella

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  11. I also love this little routine of yours...especially the part where Sam gives you a hand.
    May it continue forever and always.

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  12. I have an early class this morning, so probably won't have time to exercise here at home. Loved your pun, Laurel! Sam is always there to give me a hand. I agree with the forever wishes. That is why it is called "Ella Ever After."

    Hugs From Me to You

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  13. Love your exercise routine. For a minute I thought you were going to say Sam spanked you over the core ball:)

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Oh, now that would be an interesting experience. Think I would be apprehensive, though, as it is very easy to roll off!

      Hugs Across the Pond,
      Ella

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  14. That’s an impressive routine, Ella. Good on Sam remembering his husbandly duty!
    I’m glad you are feeling better now.
    Rosie xx

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    1. Finally, Rosie. The doctors at Urgent Care said the flu shot this year wasn't worth a thing! It will feel good to get back to exercising, in fact.

      Hugs Across the Pond,
      Ella

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  15. sounds like a great workout :-)

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    1. It is good for me at least. Over the years, I have added and subtracted depending on aches and pains. Perhaps we need to talk about the one I do for fibromyalgia.

      Hugs From Ella

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    2. would love any good ideas for exercises...always trying to work on being healthy and being more active is part of that, but definitely harder to get motivated if feeling achy... :-)

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  16. Ella, that sounds like a lot of fun. ;) I am amazed at your workout routine. I'm getting more serious about workouts and feeling a bit lost, but am learning a bit as I go. :)
    EsMay

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    1. Love having you come to visit, EsMay. Just love your name! Go at it slowly and find the things that help you feel energetic and agile. Best of luck!

      Hugs From Ella

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  17. I might try exercise again if I had my husband helping me enjoy it like that! I'm a regular reader of PK's New Beginnings and just branching out a bit. I enjoyed your post today.
    Rosie Dee

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    1. I am mighty glad to have you reading here, Rosie Dee. I remember finding PK's blog a long time ago. Such a special lady! Thanks for the kind words.

      Hugs From Ella

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  18. Hi Ella, :) That sounds like it was a mighty fine work out! Exercise sounds like fun at your place- dogs and all. Sam took it up a notch (many notches) for sure! I too loved how he took your hand. Sweet!

    Rob got me going on a few spot exercises a while ago. I've increased what I do a bit. Feels great. Can't wait for the weather to warm up so that I can get outside. Weather-wise here, spring and winter seem to be bouncing back and forth these days. They certainly are exercising their options! So enjoyed your sweet and loving post! Many hugs,

    ❤️Katie

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  19. Hi there, Katie,
    Unfortunately, Sam does not interrupt my exercises every morning, but I can hope. Maybe if my workout clothes were more attractive, I might tempt him.

    You along with so many others have had a miserable winter this year. We are still bouncing around with the weather, too. I never put in my annuals until Mother's Day, though. Old Man Winter has fooled me too many times!

    Lots of Love,
    Ella

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