- I don’t know the routines.
- I’m going to fall on my face.
- Or on my butt.
- I won’t have the energy to get through a class.
- I’ll be the only one who needs to stop every 3 minutes for water.
- And then I’ll be that person running to the bathroom in the middle of class.
- My fat will jiggle and wiggle and I’ll feel self-conscious.
Ever thought any of these about a workout class and used them as an excuse not to go?
I’m guilty of every single one of these insecurities and more.
Then I really thought about it and realized that no one else is noticing these things about me. They’re all too busy trying to figure out the steps for themselves, or picking themselves up off the ground, getting their own water while they take yet another break, or running to the bathroom. Even those who are used to jumping and twisting and kicking in perfect time to an instructor’s 8 counts: they’re thinking about their own workout, not concerned what others are doing.
This is who I am and I can’t wish away what I want to change, I need to embrace it and get moving if I want to see any sort of actual change in my body. I need to push away insecurities and give more things a try, not just sit on my couch and read or binge watch shows(you know: not all the time).
Last week, I went to a yoga class, a zumba class, and a jump fit class. While I’ve always enjoyed yoga and zumba is a fabulous way to get moving and burn calories, jump fit was a class I’d actually describe as FUN. A workout on trampolines. Jumping, jumping jacks, jumping across all the trampolines in the room and back, falling back on your bum (on purpose) and standing back up. Jumping side to side, bringing knees up high, running up trampoline ramps, doing squats, crawling through foam pits. It was an incredibly intense workout while also being a blast.
Okay, I’ll ‘fess up: I did take one major tumble during this class. But not everyone saw. And if they did, they were laughing along with me not at me, because no one laughed harder than I did.
I got out there and I tried. And was majorly sore the next day, but I felt great about doing something, about making getting active be more a part of my routine than a rare occurrence.
I took this class with a friend and (as you do, of course), we both shared our post-workout selfie on instagram, talking about our class. Here are a few comments we got:
- Oh my. After a few minutes on the trampoline with my kids I have to pee. How did you do an entire class??!!
- Wait what? Trampoline cardio? I get on our trampoline with the kids and it takes all my muscle control to just not pee my pants!
- Yep… I would pee myself too
Do you ever have that feeling? Maybe it doesn’t even take a trampoline fitness class for you to worry about that or to have it stop you from doing what you really want to be doing with confidence.
Let’s be real here: at my age, after having three kids, I needed something that would make me feel more confident when deciding to do something like go jump on a trampoline for an hour.
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