Workout #1: I ran 3.75 miles. I ran out of time before class, and I'm okay with that. It was a good run. I felt strong, and I think the pilates and yoga are helping me have way better form while running. Also, I may be imagining things, but I think I'm a bit more flexible. I want to be more flexible. I used to be able to bend over and flat hand my hands on the ground. Now? Fingertips? Not even. I have to bend the knees.
Workout #2: I did pilates. Rough stuff. There was a substitute instructor, and I figured it was going to be an easier class. NOPE. He was tough, yet super helpful with my form and pushing me to do just a little bit more. Ouch. I'm sore all over. Tomorrow: Barre Class take 2 and kick boxing take 2. We'll see how this goes. I'm pretty much doing two a days until Thursday. Trying to tone up for the big Cancun VACATION!
Taking classes can be hard for people like me. I'm strong, I can say that. I'm not a quitter, I can say that too. Taking classes exposes every weakness in you. It also makes you super self conscious when the person next to you is an expert and you're just trying to keep up. The Zumbalates instructor said something yesterday that rang true for me,
"This is a judgement free zone. Don't judge the people around you. Most importantly, don't judge the person in the mirror. You're your own worst critic. Don't put that on yourself."
I took that to heart today. Pilates is a huge challenge for me. My core, as I've said many times, is pretty weak. I'm trying to remedy that. These classes have made me fall into the "You stink" thoughts. I didn't do it today. I felt much more free to try, and when I couldn't do the "jack hammer" very well, I just tried again and moved on. Big steps ladies and gentlemen, big steps.
Cancun is so close. I have so many important things to do; go tanning, pack, get a pedicure, find my *good* sundresses, get a new bathing suit, I have to fit it all in! And I'm excited to fit it all in. This vacation is going to be ridiculously fun.
Do you get nervous in classes? TELL ME ABOUT IT!
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