|Me and my Dad|
I think I should mention here that this class is way more than a normal pilates class. There is a LOT of floor work, but there is also a lot of strength training involved too. Oh, and did I mention that this class is 2 & 1/2 hours long?!?! Oh boy!
Anyway, since I've been back to working out, this should be no problem...WRONG! This was one of the hardest classes I have done in a long time. Now don't get me wrong, I was able to do a lot of the work, but it was hard and repetative and loooooong! My dad likes to do a crazy amount of reps. Especially on abs.
Unfortunately there was a section of the class that was a little tougher for me. Not because I don't have the strength, but simply because I am short and a little too wide right now to be able to do the moves. This was really hard because I hate to feel like a failure. And there were all these other people in there who could see that I couldn't do it (not that they were even watching me...but I'm sure you know what I mean.) Well, it was bad enough that I left the room for a little bit. I went to the washroom, and then I calmed myself down.
By the time I went back, they were finshing with the stuff I couldn't do and I was kind of relieved. But it did remind me why I am working out and why I am cleaning up my diet...I don't EVER want to feel like that again. EVER!
I was able to finish the class (remember....2 & 1/2 hours!) And I was even glad I went. Although I have to say that I was really glad that I brought my P90X Results and Recovery drink with me. No. I'm not trying to be a commercial here, but usually after a class with my dad I can barely move the next day from all the sore muscles. Instead I was only a little sore, but I could still feel all the areas that were worked...pretty much every muscle in my body!
So overall, I'm really glad I went. Although I don't think I'll be back for a little while, but I will go back. I want his friends from class to see that I've changed too. And the next time I go I will be stronger, healthier, and thinner enough to do it all!