I’ve been going to the gym pretty regularly since the beginning of this summer. Although, until yesterday I had yet to partake in any of the group classes that my gym offers. I thought that I should get into better shape before I tried to exercise with a group of people who were fully capable at laughing at me and thoroughly ruining my workout confidence, of which I already have so little.
That all changed yesterday. A friend of mine told me that she enjoys the Tuesday morning step classes, and I told her I would join her. We all know from my last post that I am not great at being athletic. Usually when I’m at the gym I just run. Yea, one foot in front of the other is about as coordinated as I get. So, “step” class sounded right up my alley. I’ve been taking steps for years. In fact, I pretty much consider myself a master at this point.
Let me tell you now. “Step” class is a complete misnomer. It should be called, “take a few steps, now cha cha, now hop, now grapevine, now kick, now lunge, now do that all at once, now take a few more steps” class. Or, if you watched me in the class, you may call it, “take a few steps, now squint at the instructors feet and try to figure out what she is doing, now look blankly around the room, now trip over your step, now take a few more steps” class. Yea, and then they add the arms and dumbbells. The best part? I was there with my friend who is due to have a baby ANY day now, and she didn’t miss a beat.
Regardless of the fact that I felt like I NEVER caught up, my legs still feel like somebody punched them in the throat. I’ll probably go to the next class (because apparently I am self-loathing)… please, feel free to show up with popcorn and a drink to enjoy the show 🙂
-The Step Taking Kelley
P.S. What do we think about this little misfit skirt? Does it scream, “Hey there, I’m trying way too hard to look like a naughty school girl”, or am I just imagining things? In case you are wondering, the school girl look is not something I am actually going for…