I have no idea what I am doing in the blogging world...but here it goes. I am finally ready to do something about my weight - besides gaining more. This the beginning of my journey certainly not the first time down this road, but the first time in a while. I have been thinking about thinking about losing weight for about 3 years... About 6 months ago I started thinking about it---and now I am ready!!!
So my first step was to actually use the fitness center I have been paying for- Genius Right!
Ok so this week I have done 4 different group exercise classes...I was blessed enough to begin this journey with a workout buddy. Together we had the courage to walk into these classes. There is safety in numbers.
Day 1 - Yoga - 1st try, unknown to me, I chose a Hot Yoga class called Vinyassa 2 - First Blooper... I thought Vinyassa was the instructor's name not so...this is an advanced class. Second Blooper...they keep the room about 90 degrees - Hello, what kind of special hell is that! I like to have air conditioning on me when I exercise!!! I lasted about 10 minutes before I rolled my mat up and left to find AIR!
Day 2 - I made another yoga class where I realized two things I can't clasp my hands behind my back and lift them up, and lifting my leg behind me and grabbing my ankle is a bad idea for me and the people standing around me. All in all better than the hot yoga and some of the poses cracked me up - like happy baby, where you are laying on your back grab your toes and roll back and forth. And cobra and plank - they were not nearly as fun--By the end of class I would have rather been hit with a plank rather than do another one. Overall thoughts - I would do this class again.
Day 3 - a spin class - now this was quite educational - First, several people came in with special shoes - that is always a sign you are in trouble! The instructor gave us a lecture about don't bother if you are not going to push it in class. I felt like I already had pushed it to get up the stairs to the cycle studio not to mention the walk in--I got a crumby parking place. I knew she would not be impressed with my efforts. She walked around and checked all our bike settings. Let me just tell you I know a way to get spies to talk... put them on an exercise bike and let the seat do the rest. To say the seat was uncomfortable was a huge understatement. I remembered a family trip to Sea World where I was sitting on bleachers with my dad (who is very funny). He made the comment that Sea World really got into the fish theme with the "piranha bleachers" we were sitting on. I asked him why he called them piranha bleachers. He replied they had to be piranhas because of the way they were eating at his ass. Well - these bicycle seats were piranhas on steroids! In addition, each bike had a knob that the instructor would point to and shout "turn to the right" (which would increase the resistance on the bike) - By the end of class I developed an eye tick each time she said it and learned that if you raise the handle bars up high enough you can actually lay on them!
Day 4 - The next class I tried was called a conditioning/circuit class. The first thing the instructor said was you should not be able to breath comfortably if you are doing the activities correctly - really these people need to work on their marketing skills. This class had me in fear of running to Walgreens at midnight for Prep H. Lots of bouncing and jumping - It put me and my work-out buddy in a mood and when leaving my normally positive, kind work-out buddy said, I think she bought those boobs - I agreed and said I doubted her athletic bra was the same brand as mine - which by the way is called the "Shock Absorber"...really talk about insult to injury.
Day 5 - I so would have skipped, but I knew my workout buddy would be there so I dragged myself there. My muscles were aching and my tail bone was hurting so bad I was thinking of paying my co-pay to get an x-ray. This class was called fat fusion. My workout buddy said she was more interested in getting rid of it vs having it fuse together...but we gave it a shot. This was actually our favorite class of the week. We got to use lots of toys and she did not try and kill us.
Day 6 - Saturday and I did nothing!!! My tailbone has recovered, although I have achy arms and hamstrings. My darling children laugh at me every time I have to bend down and wince. Aren't they cute!
Day 7 - Duh! Even the Bible says to rest...Who am I to argue!