Thursday, February 12, 2009

So Sore

Last night I went to Body Combat (or whatever they call it now) at Goodyear, taught by Marika. I'd taken it before, months and months ago, at Gold's, but I always felt like I didn't understand the moves. And with those floor-to-ceiling mirrors on three walls, I could see how stupid I looked, flailing around, which would just make me laugh, and it's hard to pretend to beat the crap out of someone when you're laughing. And I think I may have taken the class with Katie when we had free trial passes to Goodyear, but as the class normally conflicts with work, I wasn't sufficiently motivated to rearrange my work schedule to make it to Body Combat (some people are just far more dedicated than I am!).

Anyway. Last night's class was much better. I can't say I enjoyed it, but Marika explained the moves much better, so at least I had a clearer understanding of what I was supposed to be doing. And we were in the gym, instead of the classroom, so there were no mirrors to show me all the mistakes I was making. So I think I got into the class more than I had before, and therefore got a better workout. And I can definitely feel that workout in my shoulders and back today!

I realized that I've gotten sadly out of shape again (amazing how quickly that happens). I had to take several short breaks and by the end of class I was barely able to swing my arms, let alone punch or kick with any power. But I just kept moving to the end! I even stayed for Body Pump, but I went light on everything. (I went super light on biceps, but I squeezed them for the whole track, and I can feel it today--it really works!)

I'd be willing to go to Combat with Marika again, but like I said, it conflicts with work, and I don't know if I'm motivated to rearrange my schedule. But I know I need to incorporate more cardio workouts into my routine. (And I also need to not go out right after the gym and eat twice as many calories as I just burned!)


Karrie said...

If I remember right, you told me that you work 8-2 both Tuesday and Wednesday next week... and I know that you have Monday off -- it's a holiday. So it looks like you will be combating your ass off! Literally!

kari anne said...

You tell her Karrie! Haha, Erin, she told you! Well, I'm excited to see that you've blogged. I've been anxiously awaiting your blog updates. It's good that you made it to the gym, I know you'll be sore for a while, but it's worth it!! Keep it up and you'll be back into the zone in no time.

Jennifer said...

Yeah - that dinner after the gym on Monday and Wednesday pretty much blew the workouts for me, but at least it was better than not going and still having dinner (which is not unusual for me). Anyway, it was good to have you in class - hope to see you again. Soon you'll get to the point where you don't care at all about how you look... it's a balance of getting better at the moves, and just getting used to going I think.