The Readers’ Workouts meme is hosted at Joy’s Book Blog. This is a place to share exercise successes and challenges.
After my experience with Pilates last Tuesday, I decided to proceed with my bravery and try a cardio kickboxing class at the gym on Thursday. Again I was a bit intimidated, but when I walked in I immediately went to the instructor and let her know it was my first class and asked if she had any tips. She was very nice and explained a few of the basic moves to me, but her biggest advice was to have fun. And I did. It was a great workout! Of course I didn’t do everything “perfectly” but I kept up with the class and didn’t run into anyone when I went left instead of right so I consider it a win! I will definitely go back this week.
Add to that my Wednesday workout with my trainer and two other workouts on my own and I was an exercising machine! What is even better is that I want to keep up the momentum and am scheduling the rest of my life around my new-found interests at the gym. Sure I know it’s not entirely realistic for the long term, but I’m going to take advantage of my motivation while it lasts.