Don’t worry, I survived!

I have to laugh. A few people have asked me if I survived Tuesday. If you’ll recall, it was my first workout at the new gym. Admittedly, in spite of my excitement and how much I’ve been looking forward to it, I was nervous heading over. I’m not entirely sure why. Likely, I had built up the whole experience in my head so much that I didn’t want to disappoint or be disappointed. After all, my main mode of exercise for the last two years has been running and swimming. Running especially, has become second nature to me. The muscles I need for running are (or were) fairly well developed and able to keep me propelling forward for up to 13.1 miles. I didn’t have to think about it too much.

Ready or not!
Ready or not!

Cue a whole new gym, whole new equipment and a brand new awareness of just how imbalanced my body has become and suddenly, there were some butterflies flapping around in my stomach.

No worries though, not only did I survive, I’m pretty sure I had a great big smile on my face. At least I think it was a smile. It may have been a pained grimace. I was definitely spent by the end but have to say, the workout ended way before I was ready for it to. It went by so fast. It was absolutely awesome and my only regret was that I didn’t have the guts to sign up a year and a bit ago when they first crossed my radar. But since I can’t change that, I can only be thankful that I finally lit a fire under my arse and can get started now.

I go for my second class tonight and the workout will be different from Tuesday. Going forward my Tuesday workouts will all be the same and my Thursdays will be the same (with the whole routine changing ever 5 weeks) so I still have 3 more weeks to conquer the muscle ropes and TRX. I think I’ll do a weekly update to let you know how I’m feeling and eating and how the workouts are going.


By the way, it’s national hug a runner day. I welcome any and all hugs so show the running community some L-O-V-E :)

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Stephanie is a Canadian Mom of 3, Runner, Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC), Christ-follower and all around reeker of awesomeness. When she's not chasing after her kids, you can find her dreaming big dreams and bringing them to life.

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