Friends episode where Chandler wants to lose weight and Monica becomes his trainer? And after one workout, he's so sore he can't even lift a coffee cup to his lips?
Well, that's how I feel. Being stressed out with school has made me try and find something to relax with. At the same time, I'm also trying to get in shape again. So, what did I do? I enrolled in boxing classes. Yep, boxing classes. Not that I necessarily have much interest in boxing, but it is a full body sport, and that's what I need. Plus, it's pretty cheap - $300 for 3 months of unlimited classes (heck, if I wanted to, I could go to four classes a day - of course, I'd collapse with exhaustion and have to be taken to the ER for resuscitation). So I went to my intro class a couple days ago - that wasn't bad. Just learning stances and punches. But then I went to my first REAL class. And I think I can safely say I was very close to lying on the floor and screaming, "I CAN'T BREATHE!" - and that was just within the first 10 minutes of the class.
But when I was walking around the house like a very...slow....crab a couple hours later, I realized I was in worse shape than I thought.
Today? If I sit down for longer than 1 minute, my legs return to their crab-like state and it takes me several minutes of walking to make them go back to something that resembles a human stride.
I shiver with terror at the thought of going back to class tomorrow.
8 months ago