Friday, October 01, 2010
Gotta write this quick so I can go to bed, since I'm waking up early tomorrow to go to the awesome spin class I talked about last weekend ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
Wednesday was an off day since I had class and yesterday I didn't go to the gym because I desperately needed to sleep in. Well, I pick the worst days to take off because I definitely should have went to the gym yesterday instead of today because this morning it was raining when I trekked to my workout.
I decided to take a body sculpt class and although it was my first time, I figured it would be like the strength class I took on Sunday ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
). This guy was IN-TENSE! Apparently he's a new instructor and I literally had leave class to sit down and take a breather before I ended up passing out.
Even though I normally don't eat breakfast before working out (I hate feeling weighed down), I definitely learned the hard way that if I'm going to have any shot at making it through this class, then I need to fuel up beforehand! About halfway through the class I felt fatigued, but I kept going, thinking 'no pain, no gain.' But then, 2/3 through the class I started feeling nauseous and began seeing spots (a sure sign that fainting is nearby). I drank some water and tried to keep going, but after finishing an entire bottle I stepped out of class to refill and sit down. I hate feeling like a quitter, but I knew realistically that I needed to take a break. After resting for a couple minutes I went back to class and did modified versions of the exercises, but by then I knew my body was spent. Luckily, class ended shortly after, and I was EX-HAUSTED!
I know that I need to start nourishing my body before intense workouts, but at the same time I feel like the teacher should have allotted some recovery time during class. Not once in the entire 55 minutes did he even let us take a water break! I know that we obviously could have drank water on our own turns, but I think it's also the instructor's job to make sure we work out while still remaining healthy. On top of that, his attitude wasn't exactly peppy or friendly - not conducive to an inspiring workout.
I'm willing to try the class again (obviously eating breakfast beforehand), but if the instructor continues with his blasť attitude then I'm probably not going to attend anymore. Good thing I'm workout with Glenn tomorrow! :)