Saturday, September 02, 2006

My New Mistresses

Yesterday I met with the trainer for the first time. She reminds me very much of my very dear friend, Kari B. They have the same style of encouragement and talking and I really feel comfortable with her. She's very kind and really wants to help me. She worked me out for 2 hours last night. I don't know if I'll always get that kind of treatment, but it was nice. They had a Body Blast Boot Camp class this morning that I thought I would check out, and that my trainer encouraged me to check out.

I showed up this morning thinking that I was going to give it a try, that I'd done okay last night and that I wasn't sore this morning, just a little stiff. I was very, very, very naive. I was so out of my league, I should have turned around and went home. But I didn't. Apparently, this was not a beginner class, but more an intermediate to advanced-level class. Oops. But I stayed and toughed it out. Of course I did have a moment. Anytime I get really frustrated, I am very likely to start crying. That was very nearly the case this morning when all these incredibly fit people are doing things that I could only stand and watch. I was definitely wondering what in the world had possessed me to think about doing this.

Now I can't move.

I shudder to think how I'm going to feel tomorrow. I was going to take kickboxing classes next week, but I was very politely told this morning that I might want to wait on that. But you know what? I'm not going to wait. I'm going to go to those classes just like I intended.


Lindsay said...

Way to go!

I know it can be very initimidating/unnerving. But you just keep going ahead and doing what you WANT to do. Nobody can tell you anything else.

Regarding being sore: do they do stretches after their done? I have been working out at Curves, and with their stretching regimen, I have never been sore since I started going there. Just an observation.

Henchatter said...

You should stretch before and after exercising. Because you could build up Latic Acid(Charley horse) and then really be hurting..

Take it Slow,if you have to stop..stop...if you feel like going..go

You can do it! Girl....I Believe in You!!

Jennie said...

Great! Not great that you're hurting, but great that you're going! Congratulations, Georgia.

Lindsay said...

Hey, where are you girl?

Also, Kari re: your comment. I've read that - if you do stretch BEFORE exercising, make sure that you've warmed up your muscles first. Stretching cold muscles can injure them.

Let us know how things are going, Georgia!