Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I Got Problems! So What?!

So I have definitely resolved the nausea issue by eating a snack before the workout each night. (thank God) Tonight's workout turned out to be a triple workout. I wound up getting to the gym early, and did the last half hour of the Step Aerobics class which was awesome, but when I complimented the teacher at the end, it turned out that she was a sub, and that she did not do a true step aerobics, but a mix of step and her class which is more of a pilates.

We all thought it was great, and asked her to make it a regular part of the schedule! :)

My Brickbodies class started immediately after that, and boy was that some hard work! It is basically a combination of weight lifting/strength training and cardio all set to thematic hip hop. While keeping up a continuous stream of cardio motion we also were lifting hand weights to work our arm, shoulder, back, and abdominal muscles.

Considering how sore I am tonight, I am a bit worried for the "day after" pain. The music was pumping though, and the teacher Dwayne was a good cheerleader and kept us all going. The hip hop lyrics were thematic and inspirational. By the end of the workout we were all struggling to lift our arms, and the last song was "I Got Problems." It made me giggle. The music for the cool down and stretch was "Knocking on Heaven's Door." Ironic, but a little sad too!

I was worried about holding the steering wheel for the drive home, but I called Naomi for our daily pep talk, and that really helped. She is facing some tough issues right now, so each night I call her after my workout, and we pump each other up. It is quickly becoming an integral part of my workout routine. Hopefully she will be feeling better soon, and we can go back to just schmoozing.

Tomorrow is the next bootcamp workout which is walking at the Owings Mills HS track.

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

Keep up the good work! We are all rooting for you to reach your goals! We love you! Please tell Naomi we all think of her and hope she will recover and feel much better really soon!