Sunday, July 8, 2012

WTF Was I Thinking

I think I need to realize that just because I have been active for the last 7 or 8 months does NOT mean that I can go balls to the wall when taking my first class at the gym.  Especially not when that class is cardio kickboxing.  20 minutes in I started losing steam because I had been going so hard on my punches.  Now my arms literally feel like they will fall off.  And that's not all I did, oh no.

I got there at about 8:30, class didn't start until 9.  So I hopped on the treadmill for 5 minutes, got a nice little wak in.  Then I did 30 push ups (without stopping or going to my knees!), then did some bicep curls and shoulder presses (with 10's!), then I went and played basketball or 15 minutes or so.  Just shooting hoops, screwing around killing time.  I actually made 8 out of my first 12 shots!  It was all downhill after that though, lol.  I would still sink some but I missed most of the shots I took after I stopped counting.  I'm very proud of myself, I got in a good hour and a half.  Now I kind of want to pass out though.  Not sure if it's from the workouts or if it's because I didn't go to bed until midnight and yet was still up at 5:30.  Seriously internal clock, can you give me a break PLEASE?  I know I probably went a little overboard today, but I went out to eat last night and used 17 of my weeklies so I felt the need to try and counteract that.

I picked up the class schedule for this week.  Tomorrow I am doig step, Tuesday I'm doing a body toning class, Wednesday is Zumba, Thursday I'm going to try yoga (and meet with my trainer), Friday will be Zumba and abs, Saturday body toning and then step, and Sunday we are back to cardio kickbox.  I realize that this is a 7 day a week workout regimine, but I plan to just do yoga on Thursdays as kind of a relax thing.  This week I do have to meet with Stacy, but after that I plan on using the weight room M W F and also doing a cardio class on those days.  I don't want to really use the weight room yet since I have no clue wtf I'm doing in there.  Dumb bells are one thing, machines are a whole nother animal right there.  And of course all of this is dependant on whether or not I can move in the morning.

Oh and lastly, I took myself to the movies yesterday afternoon, finally saw Magic Mike!  The plot was mediocre, but OMG the men in that movie.  I will be having very sweet dreams for many nights to come....


  1. Woo! Glad to hear you are already enjoying the gym! Go easy on yourself, you are a total rock star. I much prefer 7 day. I find that rest days make my next day back so much harder. You're gonna love yoga as a rest day, It's my plan too.

    1. Yeah, I have a bad habit of just jumping into things head first. That's not just exercise, that's in everything I do. I need to learn to step back and kind of relax with things. I'm super excited for yoga!

  2. If you're unsure about the machines, use free weights. Same exercises, just different method.