Or regimen. I can’t remember which applies better here.
So at lunch today, I went to 24-Hour Fitness for a little abuse, I mean, Kickboxing. This was pretty interesting because it was humbling in the extreme. I kickboxed back in Canada about, oh, ten years ago and I can safely say:
How far have I fallen?
Oh. Pretty far. I still had the ability to keep my block up, but everything else was very reminiscent of my first kickboxing class and wanting to pretty much die every minute of it. Here’s a tip: don’t constantly check the clock. Time really does not go any faster. I did learn a little something, though, at today’s class vs. a decade ago:
- I’m older
- I’m out of shape
- I shouldn’t try to keep up with the 110 pound girl who bounces between kicks
- It will eventually get better
But aside from that, I managed to not pass out, not throw up, and not walk out. (Ask me how I do next Monday!) I keep forgetting how hard this exercise thing is when you don’t do it in a long time, put on a ton of weight, and generally lose all sense of flexibility, style, and strength.
But enough whining! (No really, I could go on all day.) I made it through and I’m proud of myself for that. I have a more fun “dance” class on Wednesday which I am hoping will perk me up a little to this exercise thing. We’ll see.
Still, it was pretty funny wandering out (hobbling, more like) of the class and having my work friend, Theresa, complaining as loudly as I was. That made me feel better.
I’m very curious to see how my posts will change in, say, two months time when I’ve been exercising (hopefully regularly) for a little while. If all things work as I think they will, it’ll just get easier. With easier comes more fun. God, please, let it be more fun.
P.S. I totally feel like having some ice cream right now, but I’m too tired and lazy to drive all the way down to Longs Drugs to get some.