Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Well, yesterday I was feeling like a slug and grumpy to boot. I did not want to talk to anyone and everyone seemed to annoy me. It was also my day for my intermediate weight training class that I dread every Tuesday and Thursday. I actually entertained the thought of not going and just dropping the class.
I decided to just suck it up and go so that I could work out some of the meanness I was feeling. He certainly worked it out of me and everyone else in the class. I thought, "Surely, this will be the day that he succeeds in killing me." It wasn't. LOL, he always seems to stop just prior to my last possible breath!
I took this class last semester (the beginning one) and loved the results even though the coach was tough. I need that. I need someone to just kick my butt to move me into action. Ok, so I'm 54 years old and have suffered from arthritis for over 7 yrs. I was afraid to try this class for fear that it might hurt me. I have had no signs or pains of arthritis since I began. It's amazing.
This is an average day in class:
Stretching for 10 minutes....all muscle groups.
Running for 1/2 to 1 mile
Then to the weight room where we do circuit training on 20 machines for about an hour.
Then back to the gym for glassblowers which consist of 2 minute crunches; leg lifts for 2 minutes, plank position to hold body up for two minutes, and then some push ups until we can barely crawl. then we stretch out again if we are able to stand...LOL.
We will also have two boot camp classes this semester...aaargh.
That's probably going to be what kills me.
But, seriously, I am really amazed at what I can do when being challenged. When the class is over for the day, I always feel wasted and energized at the same time. It gives me such a feeling of confidence. I cannot explain that except maybe it's the endorphins kicking in.
I was the oldest person in the class last semester. I work for a college so I take classes here for free and most of the students are in their teens or early twenties. It is fun though. I love the group camaraderie because we are all suffering the same.
Thanks Coach Daniels!