Remember when I mentioned my generalized distaste for group exercise classes because of my red-face problem? I have been contemplating trying out this kickboxing class for months now, but I chicken out every single week. I am such a wimp! I just really don’t want to deal with people thinking I am dying and then proceeding to administer mouth-to-mouth for no reason. Then I thought, why am I being so vain? I know better than anyone else that nobody cares about me because everyone is worried about what THEY look like and to GET OVER MYSELF AND GET MY ASS TO CLASS. Well, I finally did it yesterday.

Help me.

I can’t walk. I can’t move. I can’t sit. I can’t poop. I don’t think I can go to work. The pain is permeating every cell in my body. Why did I think I could do 79 round-house kicks at full force on the first day? Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy? I should have listened to my body around the 40th minute- I was getting tired and achy, but I looked over and there was a 65 year-old lady all fresh-faced and glowy busting some serious power hooks with no problem and here I was, purple-faced, dripping in sweat and now seriously considering that whole mouth-to-mouth option. Well, there was no way in hell I was going to stop then…I’ve got thirty-five years on that lady! I power walk! I circuit train! Screw this shit! You wanna go, little lady? How bout this? DOUBLE KICK! And some of this! JAB JAB HOOK! Don’t forget this! TRIPLE ROUND HOUSE KICK- HI YAAA!

Clearly, I have some competitive issues. Trust me, I’m paying for them.

On a completely unrelated note, has anyone tried the fiesta chicken and vegetable salad from Trader Joe’s? By God, it is the best salad I have ever put in my mouth. You must try it pronto.

  1. ms. sizzle

    August 31, 2005 at 10:38 am

    maybe i will have that for lunch? sounds yummy and TJs is right across the street from my office. :)

    Kickboxing kicks serious ass. I am sorry you are in pain! Sounds like you need a long soak in a hot tub.

  2. Boogie's Mom

    August 31, 2005 at 11:35 am

    That’s how I felt when I decided to take that 75-minute extremem body sculpting class while we were on vacation. What was I thinking?

  3. whoorl

    August 31, 2005 at 12:39 pm

    it is super yummy! it’s what tortilla soup would taste like if it were a salad…

  4. Carrie

    September 1, 2005 at 6:09 am

    Yowza! Sounds like some serious pain. At least it’s good pain, right? Maybe?

  5. Jessie

    September 6, 2005 at 12:15 pm

    Hey! I have the red/purple faced problem too. It most recently arose during an exercise class with a new instructor who cautiously eyed me in the mirror to make sure I wasn’t going to keel over right then and there. (Oh, and it was the first exercise class in a long while and I too could not do anything the next day. I think we all have that “I can do it” attitude during class then the “Why did I do it?” attitude aftereward).

  6. Bethany

    March 25, 2006 at 3:00 am

    Holy shit. I totally have that SAME FUCKING problem. I get all red and blotchy looking and people are all like “are you ok” It’s weird huh!!! Good thing I hate working out. Love the site by the way!!