Monday, November 26, 2012
Well, I just got back from my very first BodyPump class and let me say, I am a fan! Not only was this my first crack at BodyPump, but it was also the first gym class I had ever taken that wasn't MMA-related.
I didn't know what to anticipate and thought that I would either be looked at funny for raising my hand in response to the dreaded "Who's new to this class?" question, or they would laugh at the fact that I was stacking low weights on my bar ...to my surprise, neither happened!
The instructor was awesome and the group was neither overly friendly or off-putting ...they simply wanted to get in there and "do work" --and THAT, is something that I respect and dig!
I will definitely be incorporating this class into my weekly regimen, but that's not all. I was sparked by the class before us as well as the class after and am definitely looking forward to trying out everything that my gym has to offer. The resources have always been there, I just never thought to try.
I am truly thankful for this day and the new experiences it has brought my way. I feel unbelievably energetic and encouraged right now ...and that is a definite 180, when compared to how I felt earlier today.
I know what makes me feel good and I know how to change a "blue" lull ...I just have to remember that it's up to me to grab the wheel and point myself toward activities like this that will propel me back to optimism and rejuvenation.
This was more of just my ramblings to myself ...I wanted to write something that I could read later. Something that would remind me that the way things are, in this moment, are not the way they'll always be ...and I definitely have the power to choose positive thought over difficult setbacks.
So, Alyssa , if you're reading this ...what gym class are you attending today? More importantly, what are you doing to ensure that this day gets stacked on the "Productive" pile??