I did it!
I actually went…
For a moment there I was actually considering bowing out – graciously, of course, but just simply not showing up! Then I started to feel all nervous, and shy, and my tummy started to hurt, and I started to think of plausible excuses… I really was very nervous about going. I had no idea what to expect, and I am so out of shape and so unfit, and have gained so much weight, I didn’t know if I could actually do the exercises. The last thing I wanted was to embarrass myself by not being able to do the exercise – not because the exercises were complex but because I am so out of shape – or to fall and not be able to get up or something equally silly but just as embarrassing.
But, then I just simply went.
And I loved it.
Okay, I am so sore and so stiff today, I can barely walk (which is testament to the fact that I am completely out of shape), but I loved it. It is so different from gym and so different from just running. We ran across the field, skipped back, did planks, squats, jumping jacks, and a lot of other stuff I didn’t know I could do. Some of the class go every day – for me, I think that’d be a bit insane and a little too much too soon. So, I’m only going once a week, and I am looking forward to next week. Even though I can barely walk this morning, I am actually looking forward to next week’s class.
Now, why on earth did I put this off for almost a year???
I haven’t weighed myself yet again – too scared to. I think I’m just going to focus on exercising and trying not to eat the entire house afterwards (seriously, I was starving when I got home last night) and then see how things go… 😉