Yesterday was a big day for me. I began my month long membership at The Bar Method located in Summit, NJ. As I expected, most everyone was dressed head to toe in lululemon. No surprise there. I tried not to stare at everyone’s physiques too. Damn, everyone looked so lean and toned.
Again, as I expected, I could not keep up with the class. I have not taken a class in a lonnnggggg time. OK, I lied. I did take a class on my birthday earlier this month, but this class felt different. Perhaps mentally I knew I was in the long haul? Regardless of the reason, my legs felt like rubber. Oh, wait, I did forget to mention one thing. I went running at 6:30 am. Yes, call me crazy but my husband was not traveling and since I need to continue to run in preparation for my upcoming 5k, I decided to run the same 5k route I ran on Saturday with my friend. Perhaps that was the reason why I felt so weak during class?
Maybe. Maybe not. I was back there today. And my legs hurt. And I couldn’t keep up. I was the. only. person. not able to do all the reps. I will admit that I watch what people are doing and if they give up like me. And they didn’t. I wanted to cry. From the pain. And also the fact that I felt weak. I’m used to feeling strong.
I mentioned this to my husband. He said it sounded like I was beating myself up. He pointed out that everyone else had probably been taking classes for a while. Unlike me. Again, maybe. Maybe not.
I am up for the challenge. I can’t wait to see how I feel at the end of my membership. I’m already getting sad that I only have one month to take classes. Well, I suppose I could continue taking classes but I can’t afford that, plus my gym membership and the occasional hot vinyasa yoga at Baker Street Yoga that I do.
Speaking of which, I am going to be taking a break from The Bar Method and taking a yoga class tomorrow. It’s been a while and I can’t wait! I’ll be back at The Bar on Thursday and Friday. I need to make the most of my month! Thinner thighs and buffer biceps, here I come!