I’m in an aerobics class that I’ve blogged about before. It’s still hard for me. I make fun of myself.
It’s taught by alternating teachers. The one that we all acknowledge as the hardest is Melissa. I like it, and my goal is to keep up with the whole class, one day.
Now, I struggle. I pant and heave, I sweat and slump over in the middle of a set when everyone else is still going. That includes septuagenarians.
Melissa said to me cheerfully one day before class, “I’ve been meaning to invite you to a class I teach outside the gym.” It’s one of those outdoorsy boot camps not based in a facility. She described it further, to include, “If you think this is hard, that class is ten times harder!”
At which point I had to stop her and ask why on God’s green Earth she would ever think of me for that. I’m her worst student.
I know: She’s trying to kill me. Then I won’t come to class and drag down the bell curve.
“You don’t live up to your full potential,” she explained.
I could have hugged her right then and there for seeing more in me than I currently see in myself. I still think I’m a hero if I simply get my body to the gym every day.
For today, though, I just thanked her and nodded noncommittally for the referral. Then I went to the storage area to prep for class: the usual teensy, little three pound weights and the lightest tension bands.
Ten times harder. Hmm. Maybe in a few months.
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