I'm Pretty Sure the Laws of Physics Shifted
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Ignorance is bliss. It's cliche cuz it's true. Let me tell you, had I known what I was getting into, I would have run away. I'd have been well prepared as I was wearing my sneakers and feeling all perky.
I took a class at my gym tonight called Bodypump. Yes, I knew that it involved weights and yes, I knew it was 60 minutes long. My first hint of unease came when I watched my classmates start queuing up outside the door with me. These people were BUFF, not just fit and toned, but seriously ripped. Not one to be intimidated, I just thought to myself, "Hey look at them, I must be in the right place!"
As we went in, people started rushing to the shelfs on the walls for various bits of equipment: A step, a mat, a bar and weights - the circle kind that go on the end of the bar. Whoah, circle weight thingys?!!? I envisioned 5lb dumbbells. This is when I really started to grow concerned about my head and the proverbial water. I don't even know what those weights are called, much less what to do with them...Thankfully the buff and beautiful were also kind to the pudgy lost girl and showed me what I needed and how to use it.
The following hour was the most intense weight lifting routine I have EVER experienced. Heck, it was the most intense workout of any kind I've ever experienced. It was 100% total body. I was shaking when I walked out of that room, as in barely able to walk, weak-limbed. I'd have crawled to the locker room, but I think the energy required to lower my body to the floor would have been just the expenditure too much and I wouldn't have made it down the hall.
I'm a little ticked off at gravity right now. It's supposed to remain constant. I count on the fact that it never changes, but I'm fairly positive it did tonight. I'm positive that if I could have weighed just my arm, the scale would have said 200lbs. And I'm completely sure that my book bag wasn't that heavy when I arrived at the gym...