That’s what my yoga teacher focuses on in class Tuesdays and Thursdays. She’s come up with all sorts of core-building poses and movements to
torture us strengthen the structures of our torsos. I rarely seek out additional opportunities to work my core.
But one came up this month. One night, Tessa, Reed and I met on a bed to read a story at bedtime. We never cracked the book — instead, these two monkeys turned bedtime into a showcase for how well they could do sit-ups laying back over the side of the bed. They are strong, my robust children. They could out-sit-up almost everyone I know in real life (who all tend to be over the age of 30).
They challenged me to do sit-ups as they did. I scooted my bottom to the edge of the bed and each kid sat on one of my legs. I started from a backbend position, hanging vertically down the side of the bed, and lifted myself to a vertically upright position. By the time I lowered down again, for no reason at all except enjoyment of being together, we broke into uncontrollable giggles.
Offering mercy to my abs, I scooched back onto the bed to lie down and put my arms around my children — one in the crook of each arm — my growing, miraculous, fun, unique children, and hugged them tightly, awash in gratitude and love.
Take about core!
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