Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sweatin’ with the Oldies

I started my aerobics class this week and lost another pound. (YAY!)

So the class consists of me and a group of offbeat old broads.

When I first got there the instructor introduced herself and informed me that she hurt her ankle and wouldn't be able to teach so she got a student to fill in for her to do the moves, and she was just going to basically give us the commands while elevating her leg.

She is your stereotypical aerobics instructor, peppy, enthusiastic, cute and way encouraging. Total opposite of me.

She asked what my experience level was and I told her that I had in fact taken step aerobics before, however it was many years ago. She gave lots of words of encouragement telling me that all the moves will come right back and I should be able to keep up.

Doing the moves was the least of my concern, doing them for an hour without passing out, that was another story. The routines are not that hard to pick up. Yes, it's been years and though I'm clumsy, I am semi coordinated.

As more students joined us in the gym I noticed a reoccurring theme—they all knew each other and they were at least 15 years my senior. One lady I actually made friends with was probably old enough to be my grandmother.

So anyway, as the class got underway I started to realize that not only was I not going to have a problem keeping up but seriously, not to toot my own horn, but coordination wise, I was the best one in the class.

The lady who was up front teaching—not good. There was actually one move that I couldn’t figure out. Why? Because everyone in the class was doing something different, and offbeat none the less. I mean, I could have taught the freakin’ class. Anyway, I did my thing, added some extra intensity on my own and broke a sweat, cause that’s what I’m there to do.

After class the instructor was like you did a great job! Um, yeah, no shit. Look at this group of misfits. But, that's where I'll be for the next couple of months, working out with my old lady friends and hopefully making my ass a little smaller, or firmer if nothing else.



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