Monday, August 9, 2010

A few days (Jennifer)


I went to my Total Sculpt class this morning.  It was so hard.  I was shocked how hard actually.  Here I was thinking about how I have come so far and this class put things back into perspective for me.  I was doggin it.  Totally out of shape I felt.  So now I will work on building muscle through this class.  A friend and I decided last week we would try the kickboxing class right after.  Ummmmm....hmmm...how do I put this clearly...  I only made it through half the class and had to LEAVE because my legs were such jello from the first class.  They were literally wobbling underneath me.  I decided to leave because I actually was thinking I could get hurt on the steps that we were using.  I was barely capable of doing a simple step.  I didnt even make it to the point where the boxing bags came out  :(  Having said that...I probably would have loved that class had I done it first.  Next time I will not try them back to back.  What was I thinking?

I will be away from the computer for a few days but I will be sure to pick up right where I left off.  Blogging has because such a big part of my weight loss and I hate being "out of the loop" for a bit!  I am going to attempt a few runs this week.  I say that now but I sure that when I wake up tomorrow I will be hurting from the classes today!

9 comments:

Syl said...

Strength training can be so ovrewhelming. I remember it took me a long time to incorporate it because I feared that i would gain weight - the whole "muscle weighs more than fat" thing. however once I did it I felt so much stronger, and on days where I did a half hour or more I sometimes even felt more accomplished than doing a long run.
It takes time to learn and know what's right for you. good for you for trying something new and you know what don't beat yourself up over it, everyone starts somewhere even the instructor that is teaching the class.
you are doing fantastic!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Good for you for even TAKING the classes! Live and learn! You'll get better though just not so much at once!

So glad you liked the pizza burritos! Thanks!

Karen said...

I've watched the classes you are talking about and they look like they kick your butt. Everyone always comes out with sweat pouring off of the them. Good for you for giving them a try. I'm too chicken. I don't think I could hack it. It seemed tough just watching it and now that I know someone that did it, all I can say is WOW!! But in any event-GOOD FOR YOU!

Joy said...

Keep going - you will get it!! I tried a stability ball class and had the same experience. Unfortunately I did not keep going ~ I guit. Geez!! Don't give up like me :-(

Just think where I'd be if I had not given up so soon....

I will get back to it soon!

Hugs!

Lesia said...

Yeah what were you thinking? I think you will love the kick boxing too. I wish I could do some kicking. smile.

dawne said...

Enjoy your break from blog land. And, it doesn't mean you're out of shape, you are just using different muscles. Way to go!

Barbara said...

My first strength training classes killed me, too. But it will feel so great to see the muscles develop.

M said...

Weights really transform the body. It's a love/hate relationship, but the payout is great.

99ToGo said...

I've done a Zumba class following a Body Pump class, and I just had so little energy to get through it. Fortunately, I could modify steps so that I didn't literally fall over, but I think I've decided to do the cardio class first and then weight lifting, if I'm gonna do two.