Just like I planned, I went to the YMCA yesterday and took my first Bodypump class in a long, long time. Whew!
My son, who is 15, wanted to go and had to do an orientation first before being allowed to use the free weight area unattended. So, I walked on the treadmill while he did that.
Then he was cleared to get to work, but when I asked him if he wanted to join me for the Bodypump class he agreed. I knew it was strength training and he was game.
The class went well. It was a full little room, but we were able to follow along pretty well. I have my critique of the instructor, some direction was hard to follow, but overall she did fine and I'll let it go at that. My son still has trouble with his knee from the ski accident he had in March 2014 and all the squats and lunges became difficult for him. But he's good at only doing as much as his leg can handle and then taking a break.
The class kicked our butts for sure, which (ahem, unfortunately) didn't take much for me just now and we were glad we went. Although, my son informed me next time he'd just workout on his own. :)
Today one of my daughter's went to shadow at my husband's office and the other one joined us at the gym. She and her brother did some weight lifting and then played basketball while I used the ARC trainer.
Again, my quads were on fire and I felt so out of shape. OW. But, I know I'm on the right track to getting in better shape.
It's fun having kids who like being active. I am very proud of all of us for taking the right steps to be in better health. While it may hurt a little, it sure feels good to be back at the gym!