Friday, January 6

Stepped out of my element.....


I tried something new today...I took a Step Aerobics class! One of the things on my "100 things to do in my lifetime" list is to take a group fitness class. And I did it...and survived to tell the tale. It was hard...damn hard...alright, downright grueling....but I enjoyed it & will probably go back for more. It was an hour class & I managed to keep up for about 90% of it. Now I didn't add the fancy arm movements or shout out with enthusiasm, like the other ladies....but I am pretty proud of myself. I'll admit it...I have issues. Not just weight issues, but issues with doing something new in front of people. If I don't know how to do it, I don't want someone watching me......but I took the leap. Mind you I did not look anything like the chic in this photo.....picture something along the lines of a tomato having a heart attack....round, red & panting like hell. But I did it!

I also went to the store this morning to make print of my 'before photos' that I described yesterday. I thought, if I go in early in the morning I won't see anyone I know & these photos will remain my secret. Well, I couldn't figure out how to work the machine that prints from a digital memory stick, so I reluctantly asked for help.........The guy explains it to me & then stands looking over my shoulder while I search through the photos to get to the 2 I needed. When I realized he was going to get a good look at my secret I politiely turned around

Me: I'm sorry but....(hesitates)

Store Clerk: but what? (with a bit of attitude)

Me: Well these are kind of private....

Store Clerk: Yeah, whatever....(and he walks back behind the counter to where a female clerk was doing One Hour photo orders)

Male Store Clerk: (in a not-so-effective whisper to his coworker) I think that lady is printing porn.

If he only knew..........

8 comments:

melissa said...

I am LOL at the photo adventure with the clerk. I am in the same boat..and know what you mean about before pictures-havent got up the guts yet to go and print them. congrats on completing a step class-I have taken a couple in the past and agree that they are fun but definitly work your butt off.

briarrose86304 said...

That's so great that you did the step class! I too am lol'ing at the pcture printing... I think that is why I print at home now lol! :P

tesstrue said...

good for you! i know it can be hard to do something new and unknown in front of strangers. and, i completely understand about the before pictures. congratulations on your bravery!

Michelle W. said...

LOL. A man sure have great imagination.

those classes are amazing. I took it way back (when I'm thin and don't need it).

Michelle

Kate Michele said...

LOL....LOL. That is the funnist story I have ever heard!! I would of Had to say something sacrcastic I wouldn't have been able to resist!!.....Good for you for doing the step class I would of only got about 5min in! Congrates...kate

Wife2TJ said...

Thats great that you are doing this for yourself! Congrat's. As for that photo clerk. Thats too funny.

Sandie said...

Your adventures at the photo plave are hilarious. Oh let them think what they want!

Marcia said...

Congrats for pushing yourself! and good luck!