Saturday, August 02, 2008
So today I was experiencing the following symptoms, nausea, extreme fatigue, dizziness, numbness of my lower extremities, shortness of breath, elevated heart rate and headache. I could taste spaghetti coming up. I knew something was not right. I was about to cry out for someone, anyone to call 911. I took a deep breath and looked around. Satan just kept on jogging with a smile on her face. How could she be so happy, I was going to pass out. “One more lap!” she said cheering me on. I get back into the aerobics room thinking Boot Camp was almost over…..we were only fifteen minutes into the class.
This was my first day in Fitness Boot Camp. When I signed up for the class it sounded perfect for me. An easy way to tone up and get back into shape. I used to run and run and never was short on breath. I am flexible and was always able to keep up in gym even if it was ten to twelve years ago. Boy, did I just want to jog right out of that gym. I was half tempted to. But the instructor (formerly known as Satan) was nice and supportive. It was only an hour and I had to do it. The person next to me was twice my size and running faster. I could not believe how out of shape I am. That is all about to change. The class was a mix of cardio, kick boxing, step, weights and was intense.
I hung in there and finished the class. It was awesome and now I feel great. I cannot wait for my next class on Wednesday. I have learned that you weight has nothing to do with how in shape you are. A bigger person can be in better shape than a smaller person. I am not even close to being overweight and was struggling so much. The first half hour kicked my butt but towards the end I felt great