The tales of two pernicious pugs and their doormat.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

So, ever seen that...

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.


Tam said...

ROTFLOL! Yeah, I remember feeling that way in the early days of my Kung Fu classes. Stick with it and you'll be amazed at how quickly you get into shape!

PinkPiddyPaws said...

And....??? how did it go? ha..ha..ha..