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First day of new class session

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Yesterday was the first day of my workout class after the break. Which means it was a month since I last stepped into the gym. To look back, in the interim I did not much concerted exercise at all, 1 run last week, a couple of hike things, one attempted park workout.... Yeah, it wasn't a huge success.

There was only one returning person in the class from last time, this 29 year old guy from India who is here doing a PhD. Somehow this guy always comes across really pretentiously to me, it's kind of amusing. There FIVE were other people, too ! Wow, big, considering the last year of taking this class only had 4 people max!

We mostly did some introduction of the class type, and the did the beginner teaching of how to do lower body exercise forms. It was nice to have review, actually, and today i am sore! I don't think there is anyone out there who won't be sore after doing a ton of squats and lunges, I dont care who you are.

The new five people are all women in their 20's it seems. None of them are overweight, but they all seem quite weak, with one exception. One woman said it was her first time ever in a gym, and another said she had done sprinting track years ago but nothing since. I was pretty amazed to see just how slender she was and just how weak her legs. She could barely leg press 25 lbs....

Seeing them took me back to when I first did a class in that room, what, 3 years ago?? And how I couldn't do a leg press on the machine without my knees coming together. That first semester class was SUCH a transformation for me, so empowering. It sparked me to come so far from where I started.

Sometimes I struggle because I feel like I've lost momentum, I feel sad because I feel like I should look really differently after so much time of trying to be at this.
This isn't about that, though. Imagine where I could be if I HADN'T been always at least in some way keeping a thought on this topic. Could be a HELL of a lot worse.

Anyhoo, maybe I can use some of their new-ness to spark mine. :)

I feel like I came across like such a nerd after the class, because I was trying to tell people tips and to try out spark people, as a way to make sure they were getting the right foods in. FITNESS NERDDDD

One thing I am going to have to really figure out this session is bringing something to eat with me, because it's an hour later that it was. By the time I was home and starting dinner it was 7:15 and that's BAD for me. I over ate.

I'm sore today though so I'm calling it a win! :)

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    OMG!!! Cannot leg press 25 pounds??? They need YOUR HELP! lol

    Like you said, you have 3 years of on and off experience in a gym and with these classes... they could really learn from you! And the ideal case would be that YOU inspire them and THEY re-Spark you! emoticon
    (like me right now, team teaching a new fitness instructor! She is working on her first YEAR of teaching, while I have 15 years under my belt! She calls me her mentor, but what she doesn't realize is that her "newness" is refreshing to me, and is teaching me so much more that I I thought I already knew!?!)

    I can't wait to hear about your next class! PS... Yes, squats and lunges are a killer! Next time, make them plyometric squats... lol
    1491 days ago
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