Workout Report 1 – NCN Goes To The Gym And Becomes A Boxer

Thursday, I joined a new gym.  Friday, I went for my first workout.  I really didn’t know what to expect as I entered the facility.  When I signed up, the manager gave me a quick tour, but I had my son with me, so I was a little distracted.  So, as I entered the gym on Friday, I barely knew where the changing room was.  Eventually, I found it, got a locker-key from the front desk, and changed into my workout clothes.

I hit the treadmill for a 20 minute walk.  It felt good to stretch the old muscles.  I walked for a total of 25 minutes, with a 2 minute warm up and a 3 minute cool down.  And then, things got interesting.

I decided to checkout the aerobics room and see what class was on the schedule.  As luck would have it, the next class was a class for guys and girls called ‘lunch box’.

Nervous – terrified really – I decided to throw caution to the wind and join the class.  I need to mention, for the record, that I have NEVER attended an aerobics class of ANY kind.  Heck, I don’t really like to work out if there are more than 3 people in the BUILDING.  As I stated, I was terrified – but I was also DETERMINED.  Change requires determination!

The class consisted of 45 minutes of weighted arm and leg lifts along with some ‘boxing’ style punches – and a few kicks.  There were two other guys in the class and five women.  I situated myself at the VERY back of the class – and started to work out.

45 minutes later, I was exhausted, still a little embarrassed – and TOTALLY HOOKED.  I cannot explain the euphoria that accompanied the end of the work out.  Don’t get me wrong.  It was gruelling, I felt silly being outworked by everyone else in the class, and I have a LOT of work to do, but, when I finished that final rep and laid down that final weight, I felt amazing.

Two days later, I’m a little sore.  But, I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s class.  I talked to the trainer after the class and he encouraged me to come back.  I’m going to arrive a little early, hit the pool for a few laps. and then go to class.  Hopefully, tomorrow will be just as awesome.

Oh, yeah.  I now throw a pretty mean left hook.

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