Monday, March 04, 2013
Today I began a new journey. I have been trying to get to this point for the last 10 years. Knowing what I need to do but actually doing it has been my stumbling block. So many excuses and stresses have played the role of getting in my way. I have found myself caring for everyone else but myself. But realizing the effect it is having on my health, putting it off is no longer an option. It is not easy to face my fears. It is not easy to be embarrased of how my body and appearance looks. It is not easy for me to be in a social gathering. My DD has continued to be concerned about me and encouraged me to join a gym. I have been fighting the thought of it for years as well. I have not been able to reach out of my comfort zone. This is huge for me. But today I took the leap of faith. On Friday I had toured the gym. I figured maybe being on the treadmill and eliptical was something I could deal with. Little did I know that my partner, my DD had another plan! I gave her a look of...you've got to kidding me. Today I went to my first class of Body Pump....definitely pumped my body alright! I have NEVER done that kind of a workout. Not only was I able to do all the aerobic activity, but lifted weights above my head as well. I was able to stick with the whole 1 hour class. Then we went off to do the treadmill for 15 min.
until we had to go. I totally enjoyed the encouraging musical workout beats
and with the trainer constantly shouting out each movement, it wasn't as bad an experience as I had envisioned it to be. The class is Mon, Wed & TGIF!
Some moves they modified for me due to my recent injuries. I did have some slight balance issues and dizziness and fell. Thank goodness we were all in a row and I didn't get stuck up front. Talk about this whole venture being "Humbling" for oneself! But I am going to prove to "ME" that I CAN DO THIS! I GOT IT! I HAVE ARRIVED...I AM IN CONTROL!
Looking forward to some
results from the class workout!
Not bad for