What doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
My gym recently started offering a boot camp on Tuesday nights. I've gone a few times so far and I definitely want to continue to go. They're also starting to offer a Ninja in Training class starting next week that sounds interesting. I mean, who wouldn't want to train to be a ninja? Anyway, as I was taking the class last night I started to process a list of pros and cons to being there. I thought I'd share them with you in no particular order.
Pros: I'm getting a great workout and pushing myself harder than I would on my own.
Cons: I'm sore for two days after the class is over and have problems running because of the pain.
Pros: Eventually that soreness will be more manageable.
Cons: Last night I was the only person in the class so the instructor was only focused on me.
Pros: Last night I was the only person in the class so I essentially had a free training session.
Cons: It's only 30 minutes long.
Pros: The workout is so intense that I'm not sure I could maintain that level for longer than 3o minutes.
Cons: I am lacking in upper body strength and have difficulty with some of the workouts.
Pros: Doing this class will help me strengthen my upper body. I can already see a difference.
Cons: The instructor is hot and it's distracting (think a younger version of Hugh Jackman, yes he's Australian too) and I don't want to look like an idiot in front of him AGAIN. The first class entailed me falling off and simultaneously getting stuck on the spin bike.
Pros: Eye candy is a good distraction. I don't want to embarrass myself again in front of him and I don't want to look like a wimp so I worked through a lot of the pain last night.
OK, that's a pretty extensive list. My conclusion is that I should obviously keep going to this class as long as my gym offers it. I wish I could go more than every other week but I have a real (non-gym related) class on alternating Tuesdays. What motivates you to do things you don't necessarily want to do? I need motivation to do ST type stuff on other days when the class isn't offered.