Monday, October 10, 2011

I wasn't going to do a second post today...

Tonight I willingly (I have to add) attended an exercise  a torture session.  It had to do with core strength or something and it was comforting to see I wasn't the only unfit beginner there tonight. 

And I had high hopes when we just started.  We had to take 11 steps (for the beginners.  The pros had to take 5 steps) and then lunge (was that the term?) and I think I did okay.  The trainer didn't have to correct my posture.  So I thought "hey, this is not so hard".  Yeah right.  That was just to get us all on their side.  The second activity we had to walk a number of steps and then do a push up.  The down bit was fine, the up not so much!  We did a few more things and then we had to walk up a hill.  And I looked at it and thought "oh that's not too bad.  That's just a little hill" - except it wasn't so little.  By that time, my legs felt like jelly.  And the one lady mentioned that at least I was still smiling to which I replied that I didn't have the energy to remove the smile...  We did a number of other things, but I can't remember what they were called and the trainer kept calling out the names of the different muscle groups - some of which I've never even heard of.  I think tonight I have discovered muscles in places I didn't know existed.

But even though it was hard, it was actually not that bad.  I found the trainer to be really flexible and making allowances for super unfit people like me.  And I coped (even though by the end of it I was ready to be done).  He did say after 3 sessions it will start getting easier.  I'm looking forward to that!

4 comments:

blackhuff said...

Great going Lea. By the sound of this, you did good :) Proud of you and you should be too.

BridgetPirie said...

Lea, you so made me laugh about not having energy to remove your smile.
Good on you for doing this and all the other amazing things you do. You always astound me with your great ideas, and how you manage to squeeze everything in. It makes me tired just reading some of your posts.
Hope you guys have a great day today.

Buttons said...

Sounds like torture, now that you are warmed up I could use some help with getting the firewood in. B :)

Lea White said...

Thanks everybody! Ha-ha Buttons, nice try! I can barely walk today let alone lift my legs!