My First (& Second) Gym Class
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Tomorrow will be two weeks since I finally got up the nerve to attend a class at the gym. I have tried everything else I wanted to try and I was dying to do something fun. I checked the class schedules at all the gym locations in the area and finally found a class called Line Dance. I thought that sounded like fun whatever genre it was. It turned out to be more like Hip Hop aerobics.
I attended the class and while I struggled through it and kept having to take breaks since I'm horribly out of shape but I set my mind and heart to not give up no matter what. If I threw up, I was still gonna finish the class. Afterwards, the instructor was so encouraging and nice. I was going to go back last Friday, but the heat got to me and I don't think I drank enough water, so I got to feeling sick and stayed home. I plan to go back tomorrow though and see what kind of improvement I've made. Doing the class also taught me that I have to push past my comfort zone in order to see results.
I worked out on the recumbant bike and forced myself to pedal at 25 resistance for over 3 minutes and then went back to 10. It was so hard, I almost felt like I was having a baby at times, but I did it.
Yesterday evening I did a Yoga class. I haven't done Yoga in over 2 years, so I thought I would be super stiff, but I actually had a lot more flexibility than I thought I did. That instructor was so nice and encouraging too. I left feeling so relaxed and happy even though I was so tired, my legs shook when I walked.
It was so nice to be able to get out of the noisy house full of people, away from the stressful clutter that I'm not allowed to do anything about and just totally relax and focus my mind on the moment and shut everything else out. I even was able to take some time to pray & thank Jehovah at the end during "resting pose".