Monday, February 1, 2010

A New Year... Hopefully A New Me!!!

For those of you who have known me my entire life, or even those of you who have just known me for a few years, probably know that I am not one who likes to excersize... AT ALL! I danced when I was little and then stopped dancing when I was on the drill team my senior year of high school. So that gives me about 10 years of doing absolutely nothing for my health. Well this past few weeks I have been trying to watch what I eat, portion control and not drinking sugary drinks. But I knew that I needed to do something besides that. I couldn't just watch what I was eating and hope that the pounds came off. So I was more than happy when a friend of mine suggested that we, my four friends and myself, go to a kickboxing class in Roosevelt once a week. What a great start I said to myself. I would start with once a week and hopefully be able to find something I can do at home the rest of the week to get my heart beat racing a little. But what I wasn't expecting was the great pain I was in last week from our first time at the class. I have NEVER experienced so much pain my life. It wasn't just in my legs, or even just in my arms... it was my ENTIRE body. It hurt to get out of bed, to walk around, to sit on the toilet (sorry, but it's true). It hurt to do everything. So why would I want to go back and put myself through that again??? Well... I was looking through some recent pictures and I decided I really didn't like what I was seeing! So when the time came to have to go to class again, I had to go! I really didn't want to, but I went and I had a great time and I don't hurt as bad. It probably helped that I warmed up before I just dove in. But it felt good to have my pulse racing and doing the steps and watching the teacher and working out with friends and the music that they played wasn't too bad either. lol But what I suggest for all you readers out there is to get off the couch! Go to a gym, walk on the treadmill, I don't care... lets get ourselves in better shape for this year! Let's make it to 2011 in better shape than we started 2010!!!

6 comments:

Carrie said...

Yay for excercise! It really will change your life...and I've noticed that my body craves healthy food more often when I am working out. Don't get me wrong, I still have my cheetos and cookies, but not at all like I used to! I've thought about going to that class, what time do you go? Good job, keep it up! It'll be well worth the pain...

Trent and Melanie said...

I go to the Monday 6 o'clock class. It's alot of fun, you should come! It only lasts an hour and you can still do FHE... YAY!

julie said...

Way to go girl!!!! I am like you, I hate exercise....but like Oprah said once "I hate to exercise..every single day"...so EVERY single day as I get on the treadmill...I hate it...but I do it. I guess thats what we have to do right..lol Great Job Mel!!! Keep it up!!!!!

KJ... Need I say more... said...

It was so fun seeing you the day that I did. You are going to love the way you feel, after you stop hating it. :) Really though, you will feel such a difference. It's nice you have people to go with because it makes it so much easier to go.
Once basketball ends, I get to start going to the classes also. They are tons of fun. Tina does a GREAT job! When you are ready, you will have to try out the Wednesday night classes. It is a "dance" class, where you work your butt off. I'm not the dancing type, but I even like it ok.
I'll see ya sometime at the gym again I'm sure.

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Anne B. said...

Congrats, Mel! I'm so happy for you and the others are right, it's WELL WORTH IT! :)