Thursday, May 29, 2008

Last night I was ATTACKED!

You know those things that we all commit to, in the constant pursuit of health and fitness, that seem like a good idea at the time ~ then when you actually get right down to it, you start wondering what drugs you were on when you committed to do such a thing?

That is what my body was screaming about last night after the first 30 minutes of BODY ATTACK ~ a class at the gym which Lisa and I threw ourselves in to…..maybe not fully realizing the serious workout we were about to get!!!

HOLY.WORKOUT.BATMAN!!!! This was some serious stuff. 60 minutes of blood, sweat and tears. Okay ~ so maybe not any blood. Somewhere after the first half of the class, I think my brain just shut down and my body just took over – trying at all costs to keep moving. It was truly the most intense workout I have ever done. Here’s the outline of a *typical class* I get exhausted again just reading about it!!!

Yet funny enough, after leaving the gym last night looking like a drowned rat, and feeling like I had been hit by a truck (multiple times) ~ I absolutely cannot wait to go back and do it again!!!!!!

Could this seriously be 3 workouts already this week? Better watch out ~ something strange could be brewing ;)

But wait!!!!

How could I forget the funniest part of last night’s workout?? While the rest of our class mates waited patiently for the workout studio to open ~ obviously resting up for what was to come ~ not me and my workout buddy! Oh no ~ we were on the treadmill for a warm up walk! (Can you guess whose idea that was???) So we walked and chatted ~ at a good pace ~ until it was almost time for class.

You can imagine the panic for Lisa when the class started going in, and her treadmill read only .75 miles. GASP! In an effort to satisfy her inability to have mileage in un-round numbers, she cranked up the treadmill and ran like a mad dog so she could hit the 1 mile mark. By this time, our class had already gone in. I had already gotten off my treadmill, and was putzing around, trying not to laugh as Lisa pushed for the necessary even-milege. It didn’t work though ~ I laughed :P

Between breaths, with the treadmill cranked as fast as she could stand it, my running-OCD friend asks: “You’re gonna write about this, aren’t you?”

Me: “oh, yeahhhhh.”

There has to be a treatment program for this, right??? :)

Weekly Workout Summary

Monday ~ Run – 4.5 miles
Tuesday ~ Tae-Bo – Basic workout – 30 minutes
Wednesday ~ Body Attack – 60 minutes
Thursday ~
Friday ~


Wes said...

That's too funny! OCD!! Oh yea :-) Watch out, you got a streak going!!

J~Mom said...

You captured it PERFECTLY!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!

RunningNan said...

Awesome job! I need a body attack!

Viv said...

I know I loved Lisa, I am OCD like that as well. It is not right to leave a mile open ended like that.

So body attack was good huh! 3 in a row, Way To Go. That rhymes, hehehe! I really need to step away from the computer.

Keep it up!!

Nat said...

LMAO... remind to never work out with you. LOL.

Glad you lived though...

Jeff said...

I'm laughing WITH Lisa, not AT Lisa. (Yeah, right!)

K80K said...

If I can go to the local college track and run the distance I see staring back at me from my GPS if I didn't have my GPS with me then I consider it an even number. That includes .25, .5, and .75 miles. :)

Mendy said...

Look at you go! You're on a roll, keep it up. Bodypump sounds awesome. I need to find a class like that the ole' YMCA.

I can see Lisa trying to get the 1 mile in. Too funny!

Running Knitter said...

That class sounds like a great workout. I'm going to have to join you gals sometime!

Carly said...

LMAO! Lisa sounds like my running partner...completely OCD.

I need to be introduced to body attack.

Susan said...

WHOA BABY!!!! :)

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a killer workout. Yay for you both surviving it!

Too funny about Lisa having to get in an even mile! :-)

Kim said...

Wow!!! Sounds like an amazing workout!! :) Is it weird that I'm jealous of the punishment you endured during it??? :)

Helen said...

I love that I'm not the only one who is OCD about my mileage!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Good for you. Running isn't doing it for me either. Love it, but not getting me to goal. Body attack sounds awesome.

I love that picture of the kiddo. Adorable.

Nitmos said...

Nice work-out. You are ready to go all Billy Blanks all over someone's a$$.

Calyx Meredith said...

What a killer workout and hip, hip, hooray for workout buddies that make us laugh. (Good for the abs!) Keep up the great week.

Running To Stand Still said...

That class sounds scary but awesome! I need to start taking classes!!!

LOL at Lisa. Sadly I probably would have been doing the same exact thing.