It has, for a long time, been my complete and utter goal to wake up early and work out.
Well guess what suckers!
I woke up early, met up with a co-worker, and went to Body Pump at 5:45 am. It’s a miracle! So Hungry Runner Girl has talked about pump a lot lately, and even talked about how she’s been excited to weight lift since she started taking the class. Whaaaa? So when a coworker asked me to join, and said class was at 5:45, I jumped at the chance only because I knew I would have to be up early today if I wanted to get everything done and still make it out to DC in the evening for the Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon. (By the way, if you’re still interested in running, you can register at the expo for the 5k, the half, and the full).
But back to class.
I never feel really eager to lift weights, but the class made it stomach-able. The nice thing about this class is that we worked pretty much all of the major muscle groups – the agonists and the antagonists, and we really didn’t leave anything out, which is really important. I think, I lot of times we focus on one group – the abs (without working the back), for example.
The thing that was sorta weird was that since I teach often enough during the week, I don’t really take a whole lot of other classes. It’s weird to be a teacher in a class. You can’t help but to critique form, cues, and his or her demo, which she did great on. Also, you can’t help but to be a little horrified at the little things instructors do. We tell dumb little stories. We laugh at ourselves. We sing passionately along with the music, which is so awkward to watch (I never realized that). And we make it look freakishly easy to demo what we’re doing. This morning, ol’ girl, was pressing like a million pounds overhead while stupid 80s songs played jauntily in the back. And I can totally appreciate that!
How did your workout go this morning? Do you think I can keep it up and work out early one day a week?