Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Getting My Zumba On

My first attempt to go to the gym was a bust. I was going to meet with the trainer, but she cancelled. I know, I mentioned that in my previous gym post. I decided I'd go to the gym and workout anyhow. I got there and didn't go in. I won't tell you why, but it had nothing to do with my anxiety for walking into the gym for the first time.


I left there and headed to Kohl's. Shopping therapy! I needed clothing for the gym and it's just across the street. Bonus! Headed to the clearance rack and loaded up. Turns out I should've worked out before I made my purchases! HA!


My second attempt started with me pretty much dry shaving my legs and walking away with a razor burn I'm still suffering from several days later! Shaving isn't a "thing" I do often. It's just not on my radar until I'm walking out of the house with shorts on. GAH!

This week, on Monday, I dropped my oldest son off at his college class, and then headed to back down to the gym for my first class. Turns out, I wasn't ready to wear any of my new stuff. I felt like most of it was too tight. Go figure. So, I just put on a pair of shorts and grabbed an old t-shirt.

As soon as we got into the car to head to the college, I started to have anxiety. Tons of thoughts went through my head, "Will I look ridiculous?" "Will I get lost trying to figure out the moves?" "Will I be bright enough to figure out the lockers or where the towels are?" "Will I die of fatigue in the middle of the workout?"

Driving down to the gym I was thinking I should've taken a small dose of my anxiety medication that I use when I fly. I sure felt like I could've used it. I almost didn't want to get out of my car.

I got out of my car.

When I walked in, I actually couldn't even remember where the class was. Good news though, there was a stack of towels right where you check in. The guy who checked me in showed me easily where the classroom was, and I headed over.

There was a young girl sitting outside the room along with a group of a few ladies by the door. I sat down by the gal and started chatting with her. She'd only been going for a few weeks. She was very sweet. I watched the end of the Body Combat class, and it looked like one I'd be interested in. The only issue is that it's just before the Zumba class.


We walked in to class and I stood in the back. Only problem there? The back of the room is where the glass doors are that people walk by. Oh joy! I tried to scoot up a little bit. lol

The instructor got started with some really fun music, and it wasn't bad at all! In fact, my youngest and I have been doing Just Dance 3 so that I felt like I could actually move for an extended period of time. Guess what? So many moves from that "game" is what the instructor used. I probably only got lost 10% of the time. Sometimes I can only do one thing at a time. I'm either watching the instructor's hands or her feet. Unless I know the move, I can't do both. hahahahaha

I stopped for water every chance I got. Oh, and guess what? The clothing I bought at Kohl's wasn't what everyone else was wearing. I was the ONLY pasty white girl in shorts. Everyone else was in some sort of leggings. Guess who won't be wearing shorts any time soon. I really stood out, which is NOT what I wanted! Looks like I need some more retail therapy! It's for a good cause, right?

I actually really enjoyed the class. It was challenging, but it's exactly what I enjoy. I like fun music, I like to be around others, and I like to have fun while exercising! I'm looking forward to next week, believe it or not!

What do you wear when you workout?

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