Monday, July 21, 2008

Oh Yeah!

I have found a new addiction! This past Saturday my husband and I were invited to the Y downtown to join in a class called Body Jam (choreographed dance) by some friends who teach it. Oh yeah! I can't stop thinking about it. What a rush and an incredible workout! I can't wait to go back and do it again. After body jam which is an hour, I was asked to stick around and do Body pump, also an hour (choreographed weightlifting to music for each muscle group-the whole body!). Of course I stayed. It is now Monday and I'm still aching. Typically my workouts have consisted of Tae Bo at home. It does get boring after awhile, hence why I had a block for about 3 months and wanted nothing to do with it. Now I have a new excitement for working out. I can't believe how much of a cardio workout Body Jam is. I have never sweated so bad, not even in an hour workout of Tae Bo, well maybe. But definitely not in the 30 minutes I'm used to doing at home. Now if only I can figure out a way to fit a Y membership into our poor non-existing budget so that our family has a wide array of stuff to do, oh and free swim lessons!

On another note, yesterday was a family reunion with my mom's side of the family. I was able to see cousins I haven't seen in who knows how many years. It was a lot of fun, very hot, too hot in fact. I wish we had all done a better job staying in contact with each other over the years. Anyways, it was great to see them and I hope that we see more of each other over the years. I have a great family on my mom's side and they're all a lot of fun to be around. Sad at how you forget that when so much time passes between visits. Hopefully the coming years we will all be closer.


hot potato said...

oh, i wouldn't mind looking like the girl your posted. good for you for taking those classes. i love a good, sweaty workout. hopefully you'll figure out the membership thing. tell them you are on welfare, and you need a scholarship. doesn't the y offer those things?

SPARKY said...

yeah...the y is a great family gym. the free swim lessons would be worth it alone!
of course, you need to check into IAC to see if they have the same class and go try it. then i can get you a great deal on a memebership there and we can go to classes together :O)

Lori said...

Hey, I have a membership to the Y too. Although I go to the one in Meridian. We have a great class there too, High Octane, that kicks your butt. Let me know if you do get a Y membership, we can go together sometime.