Woooo-eeeeh! Am I sore today! Last night I went to my first “Body Pump” workout class, offered for free at my University. The class was similar to The Firm, lots of reps and low weights. We mostly used a light barbell for the whole hour. Yeah, an hour. I thought I would be more sore than I feel…but the instructor said the second day afterwards would be the roughest. Yipee-skippy.
So this was the first time I’ve been out in public wearing my exercise gear since going Modest and Covered, approximately 2 years. The class was held in a second floor loft area of the gym, with the basketball court below. They also drew a curtain to separate the space from the circuit weight machines right next door. That afforded some privacy. There were only women in the class….but….
I felt so utterly naked.
Its not so much that all the men stared at me. I’m used to ‘stareage’ for being covered. Now the young men, God Bless ’em, were looking at my body. You know that kind of looking. The “golly-she-is-hot” kind of looking. UGGH.
What was I wearing?!? Well, my workout gear consisted of grey yoga pants, a long t-shirt, and a bandanna with my hair still in a bun. Not that revealing. Still, my legs were outlined quite a bit.
The Quandary: Should I go to another class? I like the discipline of going at a set-time to exercise. And, it is free! If I wear much more clothing, I fear I won’t be able to move without restriction.
In the weight-loss arena, I am still at 125 pounds. No budging. I think this is because of my recent muscle-building ventures. The body is shifting into creating more muscle so the scale balance might be in limbo until the fat-burning kicks in. That’s what I’m hoping is going on.