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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sore doesn't even begin to explain it.....

What do you get when you take an over-stressed mom who hasn't been to the gym in 3 days and mix it with an entire day without one single meeting or doctor's appt.? You get a woman who may or may not have got completely out of her mind.

The setting: 10:50 a.m. the local YMCA

Mom walks in thinking "Hooray I get to exercise today, and maybe burn off some of the weeks stress!" Then she sees the class schedule. "Oh!" she says "Core class starts in 15 minutes followed by spin class! It must be my lucky day!"

She goes to the fitness room since she has 20 minutes to kill before core class begins. The treadmill calls her name seeing as how she just loaded some fresh tunes onto her hot pink ipod, she decides this will be the best place to start her stress detox. "I'll just walk briskly for a few minutes." Soon the music is going and she just can't stop herself. Before she knows it, she's running. One mile down and she calls it quits not wanting to get herself too tired before the classes start.

Core class starts and she's lying on the mat doing simple crunches. "Not too hard." she thinks to herself. But as the minutes tick by she realizes that the simple crunches were just a warm-up for the torture the instructor has in store for the class.

Thirty minutes later she hates the instructors guts but is determined to stick around for spin class. She grabs her water bottle and gets seated on her bike to warm up. To her utter agony she realizes that the same bulldog of an instructor that taught the core class is also teaching the spin class. The instructor is muscular and well, a little masculine.

The class starts and fear rises in the the woman's chest as she realizes that the pumping rhythm of the music is hard and fast. And then with screams that would make Jillian from "The Biggest Loser" blush the instructor starts barking out commands. "Push, push, go, go, go!" "Turn up the tension!" "Don't let me see you turn the knob left! I said push!" The woman keeps up, determined to not take the walk of shame by stopping before the class ends. Forty five minutes later, the counter on the bike says 15.5 miles. The woman is exhausted , but proud that she didn't quit.

The next morning comes and well, you've read the title.


Veggie Mom said...

FYI: I posted your challenge over at my place today!

Junebug said...

i don't remember where we started this conversation, so this seemed like as good a place as any to continue.

oh my word, my friend. run out right now and buy The Hour I First Believed. but prepare yourself to be an emotional wreck by the time you finish.

and that is all i can say.

CM said...

More than the emotion wreck I was when I read "I Know This Much Is True"? I'm not sure I can handle it!

Veggie Mom said...

BTW, Uncle Lynn decided to join the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival, so we're having an impromptu Pop'rs Giveaway this week!

Junebug said...

hey...you should add a quick explanation of the challege under your button. that way, if someone clicks there from our blogs, they will immediately know what's going on. just a thought.

and i'm not sure it'll be worse than I Know this much..., but it's definitely a rough read.

Christy said...

Wow you are my hero right now, despite how sore you may feel. I would absolutely kill to have a workout like that at this point. I just have to tell myself two more months.

E.B. in Tennessee said...

Hey, CM!
I have a question for you on my blog...I wanna know what's on your playlist!

Mrs. Big said...

Wow, way to go sticking it out like that! I can't wait to go to a spin class when the Mr. Big returns from his deployment! It's probably one of the first things I'll do for myself!!! LOL

Tabitha Blue said...

Ok, THAT is intense... you are crazy. That is a workout like none other!