OH...and did I mention it's at 5:30 am???
You know there is this scripture where Jesus says, "I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." (Mt. 10:34) Although TOTALLY different references - that's how I'd describe this class. lol. Seriously, nothing pleasant, peaceful and leisurely about it. Not a social, mild, beginner type experience. NOPE. Our instructor just whipped out the sword and quickly proved to me that this is no class for the faint of heart. Straight up hard-core, no nonsense, melt-away the fat, cardio aerobics. :)
To give a bit more "descriptive" summary of the class: The 1st HALF of class basically (don't be deceived by the word 'basic') consists of a 30 min spin session (on a bike similar to that pictured above - notice the seat, or what is considered to be a seat. lol...this isn't some "cushy," sit and relax chair). So after this first HALF of class wrapped up, the instructor went around the class to ask what everyone's objective was for the class.
Endurance. Loss 10 lbs. Endurance. Train for a triathalon...
"And Mesha? Your objective?"
DEATH! At least that what it appears to be. I don't think I was in the right state of mind this morning when I hit my alarm at 5 am, jumped out of bed and proceeded to drive to a 5:30 am DEATH class!
The 2nd HALF of class includes random cardio of the instructors choice followed by an abdominal workout/cool down. Todays was step aerobics, which thanks to the WiiFit I was capable of completing. A little shorter of breathe than usual though.
Now, I'm going to be honest, after the class was finished there was a feeling of liberation that came over me as I proudly displayed my sweat (should have used that as my "sweat" T-shirt contest entry). I've kinda been on cloud 9 knowing I completed it, however, I think I'm going to wait another 50 or so lbs before I attempt to face this feat again. haha
After this morning - I think my love/hate relationship with the stair stepper has turned into one of great appreciation.
Bring it on stepper - bring it on!
Verse of the Day:
Psalm 18:2 (NKJV)
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.