Day 1....again...

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

At least I haven't given up right? So here's to the 1 millionth 'Day 1'. It went pretty well. I didn't eat any sugar (hurrah) and I went swimming and to Body Pump, which nearly killed me. I went to a later class than usual and it was a different instructor. I now love the old instructor and never want to see this woman again! The class was also really full so I couldn't hide at the back like I usually do and had to suck it up and be near the front, directly in front of two hot guys (of course this would happen) and in front of the glass doors to the rest of the gym so everyone could see me. Wonderful.

This class makes me realise how unfit I am and every time I do it, we get about half way through and I'm like 'why? why do I do this to myself?!" I hate it. In the next week that follows I seem to forget I hate it and skip merrily back for more torture. This woman also loved push ups. I can't do these, my arms simply cannot support the weight of the rest of me and instead of finishing the session with some lunges and things like that she was all about push ups. The ones where you swap your hands out to slap the floor from side to side? Yeah I packed up at this point. The class was running late anyway and everyone from body combat was lurking outside the doors, tapping their feet and glancing at their watches so I didn't feel bad about leaving.

When I got to the gym to go swimming I found that there was a swimming class on. I'm pretty proud of myself for going ahead anyway and just doing shorter lengths at the side of the pool instead of going 'oh well, there's no space, guess I'll go home, have some dinner and sit on my sofa for the night' which I would dearly have loved to do!

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    The instructor is the success of the fitness class for sure. And stick with the tougher one, she will only make you stronger. I know how badly it stinks at first trying to keep up, but believe me with determination, you can do it! As for the hot guys being behind you, I'm certain they were impressed seeing you give your all. I have heard many of comments from "fit" people admiring someone like myself working hard to improve oneself. Believe me, they won't think badly of you...they will admire you. So, give it hell! : )

    I can't do the push ups either. I do the girly version and I just do what I can. I may do two, then rest, then do two more or whatever I can push out until everyone else is done. Hopefully, the instructor showed versions of push ups before starting the exercise. If she doesn't, then after class ask her to do demos for lesser fitness levels of the class exercises.

    Again, believe me when I say with perseverance and determination, you will get better. It's amazing how our bodies will respond its pushed.

    I'm proud of you for getting into the gym and not giving up on the class just because it was crowded and you had to get near the front! That is something to be very proud of! It happened to me quite a few times and I know how you feel, but after a while, I liked it there; gave me the incentive to give 100%.

    Keep kicking butt!
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    Comment edited on: 5/1/2012 9:45:12 AM
    Having the right teacher makes SUCH a difference in those classes! I'm also blanching at the thought of glass doors so the whole gym can watch you. We have lots of ladies-only classes, so there's none of that going on at my club! You should come down sometime and come to class with me.

    Do the push-ups on your knees. I do. I hate them too, though.

    Thought of you during the horrible, horrible lunge track on the new release (did you do that one? Where you do a bazillion dynamic lunges, ending up JUMPING?! Well, other people ended up jumping...)

    Good job on getting in the pool, too!
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