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New class & Insult

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

My friend invited me to try a new class. I was scared as she said it's tough, but hey I'll try it...first class was on Monday. All the ladies I talked before said they were in pain for the first week. Great, now I'm terrified!!!

Well..I wanted to die 10 minutes in!!! It's a circuit training where you alternate between ST & Cardio, NO REST PERIODS!!! Brutal!!! How Brutal you ask. Put it this way....I discovered Monday night that I move alot in my sleep...How do I know this?? Because whenever I moved, I woke up from the pain (not bad pain, just pain to say, ya you worked this muscle also). All Tuesday & this morning I had to use the sink & wall to help lower me in the bathroom. YEAH!!! That brutal!!! The guys at work are calling it military boot camp..I call it H*ll!! lol. But shockingly...on Tuesday I decided I'm going to join the next session. Why would I do such a thing when I'm still hurting?? Because I need someone to kick my a$$ since I'm not doing it myself. Plus it's completely out of my comfort zone, which I also need.

This morning I go to class... I should mention the class is at 6am. That's right I got up, still sore, at 5:25am to be terrorized...again. SO I'm waiting for class to start & a new girl was recruited to try out the class. The recruiter was telling her it's tough & points to me & says just ask her.
Me- Yeah I'm still hurting from Mondays class (and laugh)...It's tough.
Her- Ya, Well I work out.
Me- So do I
She didn't say anything back & I left the room because I was insulted. Sure I'm a bigger girl(the biggest in the class) but I DO WORK OUT!!! When I walked out I saw my friend & told her what this girl said & her eyes got big & said "OMG how rude" Her reaction confirmed to me that the girl was being rude & I wasn't just being sensitive (it is early after all it).

I go back into the room with my friend & the teacher walked us thou what we're going to be doing at each station. I was excited because we had stations today. Monday we had weights & didn't know what to expect..today I knew what was going to happen. WooHoo!

After doing a few stations, she was in front of me I can tell she's feeling it. I smiled inside..I know it's rude..but she insulted me!! A few stations later she says 'holy crap' And I said 'wait until tomorrow. lol'.

In the end, I had a great workout, the 1st round was tough as I was still stiff. But by the 3rd round my squats where low & jumps where high again, so that was good. Don't get me wrong..I still felt like I was going to die..I was just feeling the burn, not stiffness.

When the class was finished & we were getting ready to go, the girl says to me 'I'm more a cardio person'
I replied 'Me too. Running a 1/2 marathon is easier to do than this class. lol.'
She looked at me shocked.
My first thought was - that's right, never underestimate the big girl!!!
But I simply said bye & left.

It's now been a few hours & I feel good. My legs twinge abit, but not nearly as bad as Monday thou this morning. I'm even thinking I'll go for a 4.5km run after work.
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SAILOR64 2/8/2013 10:09AM

  Remember, competition is good, but the only person you really need to compete with is the person you are today.

You're doing great. Stay on the high road and JUICE to you!

Jonny Mac

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_MOBII_ 2/7/2013 4:07PM

    How very rude of her! I am SO glad you outlasted her!
As for me, I would have had a couple choice words for her, ESPECIALLY that early in the morning! As for myself, I can be up at 5 in the morning, but the terrorizing must wait until after 9am or so!



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JULESJET 2/6/2013 7:45PM

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You presented this in such a great way!
I loved reading this!

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CRYSBROWN1 2/6/2013 7:29PM

    WOW Ms. Butterfly - that lady was beyond rude! Obviously she was on some weird high horse that has nothing to do with you, I would have asked her why she bothered to take the class at all since she is so very fit [insert obvious eye roll here]...sheesh!

Anyhow, enough about that useless chatter, I am EXCITED for you that you have found something that is piquing your interest and motivating you to get up early in the morning to work your butt off! The class sounds seriously challenging and they say that that is always the best way to do combination cardio/strength. Definitely keep us updated on your progress!

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HI-NRG 2/6/2013 5:58PM

    You must feel pretty good about yourself. That is awesome!
I love it when some of the ladies in my classes bring their high school daughters into class when they are on break. You know they are thinking that we are just a bunch of old farts (anyone over 20) that don't know anything and certainly can't be in better shape than they are. Before the class is over, well, they are no longer smiling. I love it!

Comment edited on: 2/6/2013 6:05:31 PM

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TRAVELGRRL 2/6/2013 4:49PM

    Good for you!!! Ignorant people believe BIG means NOT FIT and little means healthy & fit. WE KNOW BETTER! I think you helped to educate that girl, and she won't be so quick to judge anyone like that again!

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FUNKDW 2/6/2013 4:33PM

    Thats Awesome!!! I hate when people make asssumptions...It drives me nuts. emoticon

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