Last week, I signed up for an orientation class at the gym. They have this large piece of equipment in the middle that is capable of numerous exercises but pretty difficult to decipher without training. I received a confirmation email and kept it in my inbox.
This morning I look at the email again. It states “Small Group Training”. GULP. Did I sign up for a circuit training class?! I called the gym and explained that I am completely out of shape and, probably, unable to handle this type of class. (Also, at 10 am tickets were going on sale for the Polyphonic Spree’s 17th Annual Extravaganza. That was the time the class started). The person who answered the phone reassured me that modifications would be given and to try it out.
Reluctantly, I went to the gym. Thankfully, the first warm up the trainer put me and one other lady on was the treadmill. I was able to walk and buy the concert tickets (Row C in the Middle Section!!!). The following 40 minutes were treacherous. I had ACDF surgery in July, so I had many modifications. Even with the modifications, my body started dripping in sweat halfway through the class. By the end of class, my legs were jelly. We took a snapshot since this was the first class of its kind at the gym.
Tomorrow my body (especially my neck and back) will let me know if I can handle this class or if it’s too soon for me. Either way, I am super proud of myself for not cancelling, not giving up half way through and not half-assing it. I DID IT!