January 24, 2012

I Work Ouuttttt

I worked out.. like seriously worked out.. for the first time in roughly two years. You know - something besides walking.

Together, my friend Ashley, who is not quite in the same boat, but it's been a while for her too,  and I jumped head first into bodily torture a Power Pump class at the gym. Some of you may know it as Body Pump. Same thing. Maybe not the smartest choice. Maybe I should have eased in to transforming my body. But that's not how I roll. I may slack off for far too long, but once I make up my mind, that's it.

So in we go to an hour long class, filled with lots of anxiety and something that feels a little like hope.
Our instructor is everything like Gloria from Modern Family. And I mean to be a compliment. I loved her. Not understanding that it's been an eternity since I've done any sort of work out, she tried her hardest to convince us we needed more than 5 pounds worth of barbell. Sooo, I take it that means you don't have anything lighter? Which is what we were really trying to find out...

I'm extremely proud of the both of us. I didn't expect us to last the entire hour. I thought we'd be those lame-O's walking out in the first half hour. And while we may have quit on an exercise here and there, we were champs. I was giggling hysterically within the first 15 minutes because I was already whipped. This woman seemed, to me, to be on crack. But we did last the entire hour. Even did ridiculous things like squats around a full track with above mentioned 5 pound bar. Then do four flights of stairs with the bar, taking two at a time on the way up.. blahhhh.. kill me now, I was thinking!!

I was kind of on a high afterwards that lasted for like an hour.. you know.. until my body started to collapse. It's still hasn't picked itself up. It keeps getting worse, in fact. From what I hear it'll be the worst tomorrow, so that's something to look forward to.

I'm going back, though, with all that being said. Twice a week. That's all it's offered. The babe is booked in CDC through the next month, so I'm committed.

It's strange how something so tortuous can make you feel so good at the same time, isn't it? While I dread the next class, I do look forward to a time where I can enjoy it!


Mel said...

Good for you! That's my favorite feeling in the world - the gruesome/awesome feeling of getting your butt totally kicked! Keep working it, lady!

Annie said...

Great job girl!

JG said...

Go you! Having a buddy makes a huge difference to keep you motivated. You can do it!

Amber said...


You can do it! Just don't make my mistake and not hydrate. :P

Charla Welch said...

I'll be right there with you on Friday! And don't think I won't be right there with you on the 5 pound bar. I have absolutely no upper body strength.

Jenn said...

Good for you! That tingly, weak, my-legs-are-going-to-collapse-underneath-me feeling is awesome, and at the same time, a little scary because you don't know if your body will function the next day!
Glad you have a friend to go with too- that always helps keep the motivation up! :)