Monday, February 02, 2009

A Humbling Experience


For Christmas Chris and I enrolled ourselves in our gym's boot camp. They had a specific one for mom's and another general one for guys & girls. The mom's time worked great for my day schedule and gets the kid out of the house a couple times a week. We thought that it was something we could do together. Focus on getting healthy in 2010. We are going to need all the stamina we got for this next year's adventure. Well mine started three weeks ago and Chris' got canceled. Nice. But don't worry he found another "bootcamp" sort of thing to do with a friend.

I did my assessment the first day of class and the instructor being oh so sweet, after taking my measurements and weight, was like, "tara! You're so skinny girl. Probably the skinniest I've got so far." So I'll tell her I'm nothing but a skinny wimp and find myself dragging pretty much every day. I'm desperate for some more energy. All true, but I left feeling pretty good about myself. Day 1 begins and HOLY COW I'm so out of shape. Not only am I out of shape but I seriously cannot keep up with these girls! It's so humbling always being the one lagging behind.

Today began week three. For our "warm up" we go run a little less then a mile outside. I did ok. Came in dead last and like most runs felt like I was going to die. But hey at least I ran the whole time. That was progress. We go inside, do some cycling and weights and time for another run. She says, for my benefit I'm sure, "if you can't keep up, cut through this sidewalk area and we'll all get back around the same time". So I started off well, then about halfway through I fell behind. There was the sidewalk. Pride says "Don't do it LOSER!" Asthma, out of shape body, says "don't be proud, take it." So I cut through. I'm spotted by some little girls having recess outside. One sees me and yells, " CHEATER! THAT GIRL IS CHEATING!! CHEATER, CHEATER, PUMPKIN, EATER!!"

I can't believe I pay money for this.

10 comments:

megan russell said...

haha... that would totally be me. and it's stories like this that have kept me from attempting any gym or exercise group. let me know if it gets easier... :)

Tara said...

it gets easier... and apparently it gets easier for the other girls as well. I'll never catch em :) But most importantly I have noticed an increase in energy! YEAH!

CarrieLovesKeith said...

I would still pay the money, just to hear someone tell me over and over that I'm skinny :~)

Hey, at least you didn't nearly pass out and go running for the bathroom within the first 10 min. of the class, unlike someone else I know of (or am)!

lory said...

Oh, I laughed so hard when I read this. I hear ya:)

Brandy said...

So basically you are saying that since you two little things (Tara and Carrie) can't hang at the gym, I shouldn't even try... :) I think for now my 10 million trips up and down the stairs every day count as "boot camp." Good luck Tara, hang in there!

Briana Almengor said...

Well, at least you're skinny. :)
It reminds me of the time I was visiting friends in Baltimore city while about 5 months pregnant w/ my twins. Another pregnant girl passed me on the street, looked at the guy who was with her and said, "Well, at least I'm not as fat as her." :) I was stunned but likely was fatter than the other chick. Oh well...I have two beautiful boys as a result.
Keep it up..it is so good for your heart and bones and overall energy. YOu will never regret it (unless you pull something)..So, do listen to your body while pushing it at the same time.

Filleman Family said...

O man Tara - that is the funniest thing I have read in a long time. Hilarious. That could be why I have resigned myself to only exercise in my house. At least it is only MY kids making fun of me.

Stephenia said...

:)...that is so funny...

Melinda said...

That was hysterical. I am still chuckling.

LauraBo said...

love it, don't feel so lonley.