Wednesday, May 23, 2012
So I finally bit the bullet and went to the gym that I've been paying for since I've been a student at UGA.
It was a pretty big deal for a few reasons. I have a little bit of social anxiety and going, by myself, to a place where I would know no one and where I could not maintain my cool-literally, I was sweating like a hog-is something that I sometimes have nightmares about.
It was also pouring rain when it was time to walk over for my class. My husband had the car so I had to walk. I was tempted to just wait it out and go the next day, but I dug up the big umbrella and headed on out.
Classes aren't completely free or necessarily cheap. I have made a conscious decision to invest in myself though so I forked over the dough for an all access pass. I have free time this summer and I may as well use it.
I was nervous that I would be the oldest and most unfit person there. I hate working out around all of the half-naked athlete types in most gyms. This class had a really nice mix of body types though so I didn't feel super intimidated.
Bodypump was really intense for me but I was able to do most of it and do it with decent form. The only part that I had issues with was triceps. We were supposed to do dips on the step and my arms were like "oh hell no." Those muscles need help, but then, they also have a lot to lift.
The instructor encouraged us to add more weight if we thought we could handle it and there were a couple of areas where I considered it. I think I want to go a few more times and really get form and technique together before I start adding more weight though.
Since I bought the pass, I will definitely be bodypumping for the rest of the summer. I think I'm going to try a Zumba class tonight.