I haven't been to the gym in 12ish years and I had never taken a class at a gym. My excercise so far has been at home with DVDs and my elliptical or walking around the duck pond in my neighborhood. Today I went to my first gym class - I went to a 50 minute spin class.
It was awesome! I am not sure if I am going tomorrow or if I am going to wait until Tuesday so that I can have the same teacher. I know that I have to go get a cushy gel seat cover thing before I do it again, my bootie hurts.
I decided I should appreciate what I have and I get gym access for free and it is 5 minutes away. Not using it when I am trying to get fit just because I'm embarasssed or something is silly. I know there are people out there who would love to be able to go to the gym and can't afford it or don't have a good one close enough to where they live. For me to have a great, free gym 5 minutes away and not use it is crazy. So I decided to put on my big girl panties and deal with my issues and go. I survived. Maybe I did look silly, but so did everyone else in the room. I'm not there to impress someone, I'm there to get fit. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought anyway. WooHoo!