I am happy to report that I have crossed off one of my goals for the week yesterday.
Get over myself and go to the church exercise group. Done and done! I am so excited to be apart of these fun activities and it is going to be a great way for Hanna and I to get out of the house on daily basis.
It was a bit of a baptism by fire. We were running a little late and so I rushed in the church last minute and hoped that they hadn’t started yet, which they hadn’t. After a few introductions I let Hanna run off to play with the other kids and looked at the TV screen which read P90X. P90X!?!?! I fully admit, I was scared. Especially since I had just met these people and I wanted to make a good first impression.
I sucked it up and decided that I was going to give it my best, and it was comforting to know that there were other girls who were questioning their capabilities as well.
I had a future plan that once I hit around 220 I would do a program like P90X (but I was more wanting to do Insanity). I guess now was as good as any to see what my future self would be getting into.
My thoughts? I liked it! I could modify the moves pretty easily (it was the Plyometrics DVD so there was a LOT of jumping) and by about 30 minutes in I was sweating up a storm. When I looked at how many calories I had burned on my Bodybugg it was around 500 which is the same as what I would have burned at the gym.
It was almost exactly like a group fitness class that I would have taken at the gym, but more laid back (considering that our kids were playing all around us and had to be tended to periodically).
This morning we played basketball, and let me mention that I have not played an actual basketball game since I was in my teens. There were a few good girls and a few like me that were just happy to be moving. Although I will say that I felt my competitiveness coming out (which doesn’t happen very often). I was frustrated that I was missing baskets, and had to keep reminding myself that when I missed to say “shoot” instead of $h!T (we were in a church after all).
At first I thought maybe I should just skip Tuesday’s and not play b-ball, but the other side of my head was saying, “don’t you want to get better and school some of those girls?”. It’s funny how I think I’m not competitive, until I actually get into a situation that calls for it. I keep telling myself it is a friendly game
Are you competitive?
When is the last time you played a competitive sport?