Friday, April 15, 2011

Another exercise class down

WOW~~ Can I once again say there is nothing "beginner" about this beginner class? We went outside yesterday because it was beautiful out. Michele decided we should power walk. Ok so let's get this in perspective here. Walking is not my forte. I do it because it gets me from point A to point B but that's it. Fast walking? Are you kidding me? I was breathing so hard I thought I was going to start seeing stars. Our parking lot is major huge so we walked from one end to the other and back, power walking pumping the arms. Then we worked out using bands. Then we power walked again up the parking lot and back while holding our hand weights. On the way back while holding the hand weights above our heads.

I was breathing hard and praying I would not fall or pass out. We get back to the starting point and had to run up a steep hill and back down. Class dismissed. I brought up the extreme rear each and every time but by golly I finished that damn class. My throat and mouth were so dry when I swallowed I tasted blood. I know gross but I swear that is what it tasted like. I was extremely red for about an hour. Sweated profusely.
The class was ONLY 30 minutes. Beginner class? I don't think so.

Class again Tuesday. Looking forward to it. Really I am. They are supposed to weigh and measure us too.
This is the 1st real effort at exercise I have done since the surgery other than Zumba on the Wii. The best part...the class is free. The company I work for built us a fitness center and has 2 full time fitness coordinators on staff who have a week's worth of classes for free. Zumba, insanity, full circuit, muscle conditioning, walking club, beginner's class, yoga, ropes & bands etc. I had wanted to try Zumba before but didn't make it. I may give it a whirl but right now I am just trying to make it through the beginner's class.

Gotta do something to get rid of the bat wings under my arms. LOL!!


Fluffy said...

Way to go, Angie! Stick with it and I guarantee you'll be right up with the pack in no time!

FitBy40 said...

You'll want to keep going back because you're going to get better and faster and that will feel so great! Good for you for sticking it out and going back. You'll be so happy for it!

Alison said...

That sound awful but good for you for doing it! Great that you have a free fitness centre right there.