Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I was nervous when I went to the new gym. Change is hard and there was no one there that I knew. Of course, I got there way early. It is closer to my house and I left at the same time as I used to go to the old gym. So there I am, feeling a little uncomfortable in a new swim suit. I spent some time in the jacuzzi to relax my foot.
Then other women started coming into the pool area. Everyone was getting two things that look like weights but are plastic and have no weight at all and a foam noodle, so I followed suit and did the same. The water was a little cold but that changed once we started.
The instructor stayed outside the pool for most of the class. We walked across the pool, jogged across the pool, did jumping jacks, squats, leg lifts - lots of leg lifts - front, back, side, touching right hand to left foot, left hand to right foot, arm exercises with the noodle and water weights.
It felt terrific to be able to do jumping jacks without pain, jogging without pain. It felt like organized play. Now an hour later, my legs feel like noodles and I feel like I really worked out.
Tomorrow, I may try a cycle class.
I know I made the right decision to join LA Fitness and my routine for workouts is going to totally change. I hope it jump starts the loss of the last 5 to 10 pounds I want to lose, but mostly tones up my mid-section.
I will let you know what the trainer has to say on Thursday.