Monday, November 9, 2009
So I had another writer/reader moment today. I took this intro to step aerobics class tonight, and I will admit to being really skeptical going into it. I just felt like one of those thirty-something year-old women who gear up with their spandex and leg warmers. However, I quickly realized I lack coordination pretty much entirely, and the class was really difficult. The instructor yelled all these names of things and my mind didn't process it fast enough to do it before we moved onto something else. So about midway through, when I did really get the moves down and caught myself smiling, I had my moment. For those of you who know me well, you know I'm an avid Sarah Dessen reader, and one of her books, Keeping The Moon, revolves around a 15-year-old girl named Colie whose mother is this renowned workout video instructor, her story of shedding hundreds of pounds being the inspiration for others to follow. And she's totally one of those instructors who would lead this type of class. So I felt like Kiki Sparks as I trudged on, head held high, the art of step aerobics mastered. At the end, I felt really good. Sweating like crazy, but good. So there's my recommendation for a good read and a good workout all in one.