You Spin Me Right Round Baby.. Right Round!!!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Well here I sit again writing to you about another event that occurred during my weight loss journey. As some of you who know me know that I recently became a Spin & Aqua Instructor at 24 Hour Fitness. Would I think I would be writing this 18 months ago... heck no! I am truly blessed with what the man upstairs has done for me
Well May 5th was my first Aqua class and it went amazing. The people welcomed me with open arms. I was so nervous but then when am I not. I teach "on deck" while the students are in the water. That way everyone can see what I am doing and I can watch everyone in case of anything. Needless to say they loved my music and me and thought I gave them a hard workout. Did I mention I was soaked with sweat from head to toe but then again I burned 523 calories.. yippee! I sub in other cities as well and they even said can we keep you as a teacher so that really helped... I knew then that I was meant to do this...
Well as for "spinning" I don't have my set class right now so I sub alot. Tuesday May 26th was my first class of spin and I went in the room setting up my bike and the music and then the unthinkable happens....
This voice comes out of nowhere... excuse me she says.."are you the teacher tonight?" I reply yes my name is Kimmie how are you? She nasty says.. where is the teacher why are you here? Why does the gym do this and not tell us ahead of time? I thought to myself are you kidding me this lady is worried about a sub? You came all the way here for a workout why do you care about who is teaching and why cant you give me the benefit of the doubt?
So she was pissed from the get go. I introduced myself to the class turned the music up and started the workout... My mom in the back row like a good mother kept her mouth shut but by the looks of it I thought she was gonna tell the lady off. We were jamming out doing jumps Britney Spears playing everything going fine... I was as nervous as they come.... the room packed every bike taken and all of this sudden this lady screams out... YOU SUCK AND YOUR MUSIC SUCKS! Can you say I wanted to DIE!! Every eye in the room on me.. my first day teaching I wanted to jump off the bike and just cry! I actually was crying inside! My poor mom in the back row holding her hands together like she was praying mouthing the words keep going Kimmie hold it together.... How embarrassing huh? I even have a tear coming down my face now as I'm writing thisto you... just thinking of that moment! Well as you know I held it together not very enthusiastic but I held my own. That was the longest 60 minutes of my entire life. As I ended the cool down I couldn't take it anymore I thanked everyone for coming and then I just told the whole class this was my first class and 18 months ago I weighed in at almost 300 pounds and to think I could be an instructor is truly overwhelming. Wow how I got the whole class attention. They told me I did fine to ignore her and just be more energetic but they understood you cant be like that when someone does that to you. So I hugged mom goodbye and got in my car and just balled my eyes out. Praying to God how could this of happen to me. I work so hard at my job to make sure the music and everything is fine. I wanted to give up but then something came over me. I went home showered and got on the computer and redid my play list. Went to the gym the next 4 days and practice and practiced in the spin room by myself. Countless hours.... I had a new class the following Monday morning at 9am. I was ready I was going to be "ME" and bring it! Class started everyone was happy in a good mood... during the workout they were whistling and hollering having a great time. When I finished 2 MEN came up to me and said that was the best spin class they have ever been too... My heart filled with complete happiness.. Everyone clapped said I was awesome they loved my music! After everyone left I cleaned up room and tears were flowing...
My point to this story is no matter how hard life is and how many times we get hit with the unthinkable.. just rise above it and keep going!! I could have easily quit and gave up and never subbed again but I knew deep down I was better than that I have what it takes... and I am by no means a QUITTER..... I've proved that with 130 pounds GONE!! If you set your mind to it its amazing what you can OVERCOME!! I TRULY BELIEVE IT! Now its my time to pay it forward and help others who feel they can not achieve something as hard as weight loss or even a workout!!
I absolutely love my job and hope I will touch at least one person in the spin room or the pool or wherever it may be! NEVER GIVE UP!!!
I love spinning!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog I truly grateful!!