aerobic strength training - check!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

so, i followed through on a promise i made to myself and all of you, my wonderful sparkfriends...i went to my first aerobic strength training class last night with my pal gypsy. we both wanted to punk out on it at different times, but we both decided it would be better to go than not to go, so we sucked it up, stopped being whiny little babies and braved the elements to the rec center.

we got there super early because we were dropping in and didn't want the class to fill up before we got there. i toured the rec center with gypsy (she's a member) and chilled for a bit before the class started. we got to talk to the instructor while we were waiting, and she was super nice. definitely a good start.

we got into class (which started late because the class before got out late - something that the instructor says happens every rude) and started right away with a step and music that would have been right at home at your local gay discotheque. (and i'm not sure if you know, but i'm magic at a gay dance need less to say, i felt pretty good about it.) we did a good 20 minutes of ridiculous step aerobics, and it definitely got my heart rate up! i felt pretty coordinated, so that was fear is always being the dolt in the back of the class who has no idea what's going on. that was not the case...i actually felt like i was one of the more coordinated in the class - i do a MEAN grapevine...and she used those liberally.

after the step business, we moved onto a lot of core work using a stability ball - she KILLED our abs! but i liked's been a while since i worked any of those muscles, so i knew soreness would be my friend today...i wasn't wrong! it felt nice to get a good workout in, change it up, and work out with a friend. we're planning on going to the last class of the session next week, then signing up for the class when it starts again in january. motivation is back, friends...and i'm riding this wave to the shore!
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    That sounds awesome! I can just imagine you working your sass out there. Keep up the good work. Hope all is well! :)
    2992 days ago
  • STINA6584
    Glad you and Gypsy made it to class (and enjoyed it!). If it's anywhere near as brutal in MI as it in IL, I aplaud you for even leaving the house!
    2998 days ago
  • MANDAO97
    Sounds like an awesome class. Glad you enjoyed it and have a new and fun workout option :)
    2999 days ago
  • LLBEAN75
    1. you are fabulous.
    2. I'm SO glad you went and I'm SO glad you like it.
    3. Can I move there and you can make me go? I have been avoiding the gym the past week. SIGH.
    2999 days ago
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    Good job for going through on your promises to yourself!

    2999 days ago
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