A Tale of Two Exercise Classes
Bethany reminded me that I was supposed to be coming up with a new exercise goal. And in fact I already have one! July 14!
Our upcoming Jamaican vacation, duh! First, because of the swimsuit requirement. And second, its a full week of all-you-can-eat, and so I might as well be active enough to fully take advantage. Why yes I will have another mango smoothie, please.
So, I’ve been giving jogging a little rest and trying to expand my exercise horizons. One night I rode my bike to the quickstop to buy junkfood. I’m not sure that counts. Also, I have tried two new exercise classes.
First, I went to one called “cardio/sculpt“. It was labelled “intermediate”. Maybe that should’ve been a warning sign. This was the instructor:
Upon arrival, I think I got some dirty looks from other class participants. The teacher was kind of like a boot camp instructor, backed up by the song “Ain’t No Holla Back Girl”. We stepped up and down in every possible configuration. 32 counts of “left knee left kick right side hop forward ” omgee I was literally lost from count 2 and never really doing what she told us to. And I got not one but two personal visits from the teacher to tell me what I was doing wrong. I should tell you, I’m a little uncoordinated. That’s okay though. It was actually a really good workout. And I didn’t fall on my face, although I almost did on several occasions.
Class #2:aquamotion. The instructor was much less intimidating, more like:
I have never been to a water exercise class and had no idea what to expect. Everyone was SO nice. We introduced ourselves. We discussed joint injuries while punching under the water as fast a possible. Then we did kickboxing. It was kinda fun but I’m not sure I got a very good workout. The teacher seemed to be the only one actually breaking a sweat. Thus, I’m sure I was doing it all wrong. Its sort of hard to see what to do when everyone’s under water though.
So which is better? I think I’d prefer a little public humiliation coupled with a lot of sweat. Because Mary-Hall 2.0 is hardcore ya’ll. Let’s do this. Now, I’m off to eat more chocolate.