Tuesday, March 15, 2011
For the last month or so I have done everything in my power to avoid the image above. It started with a harmless email from my sister (my very fit athletic sister) telling me that she was going to be leading a spin class every week on Monday nights. Well that's easy enough to avoid I told myself as my daughter has an activity Monday nights and thank goodness my sister lives 40 minutes away.
The invitations kept coming and my excuses ran out when I mentioned that I was off of work for the March break. All of a sudden all of my well thought out excuses of why I couldn't go to spin class were gone. I was left with an option. I could either a) go or b) admit to myself and her all the real reasons why I didn't want to go. These reasons included, but were not limited to - fear. Fear really covers everything. Fear of not being able to keep up, fear of being embarrassed, fear that it would hurt too much, fear that I would look stupid. Who wants to be the one person in a group of really fit people struggling to keep up.
I have to give my sister some credit. She was very welcoming and showed everything with optional modifications.
The result - while I did not master the pyramid, I did spin the entire time and even stood up on occasion. At the end my bottom was sore, but I was also proud. Following spin class was a round of ab work and during those exercises I was proud that I could do many of the advanced moves.
Its funny looking at it now: My goal is to loose weight and get fit and the one person who I have avoided like the plague is the person most in a position to help me reach my goals. Interesting, isn't it.
Posted by Dawn at 9:04 AM