My Mom invited me to go to her step class today. She can only go sometimes, since she works at a hospital and her work schedule varies from week to week.
Anyway, my Mom and I have been getting along better, and I haven't been exercising regularly since it's gotten too cold to bike, so I decided to go.
I went. It was fairly difficult, considering I haven't done a lot of step. But I was moving the whole time, and it was ok. Once I figured out a move, my Mom would say "Good job!" in the voice she used when I was 5. When the instructor had us jog at the end, she said, walk, walk Christine. I just did a slow jog like everyone else.
At one point in the middle of the hour-long class there was a short break. We went out to the hall, and she said she was feeling dizzy. I had a bit of a headache. I was frustrated at myself, because I forgot to eat breakfast. My Mom's only response- well, you burn more calories that way!
At the end, my Mother said, "Christine, I have two words for you. Don't COMPLAIN. PERSEVERE." Then she went on and on about how she was so proud of me, and how this was going to be wonderful, and it was going to be such a great change in my life.
I bristle when my Mom gives me advice like this. I feel like she still treats me like a kid, when I am actually 24. I am also not crazy about taking fitness advice from her. She is the one that acted like 1200 calories was way too much to eat in a day when losing weight. Admittedly she is tiny, 5'1" and maybe 110, but her telling me that I was eating too many calories when I was eating 1400 makes me upset.
This has turned into a long rant, I'm sorry about that. Am I just being too whiny? Do I need to get past how much she annoys me and just do this? Be honest.