Have you ever been the only one attending a fitness class.? Usually my instinct would be to turn around and head back it would have been the easiest excuse especially when you have somebody else to blame..anyways from the time I have started enjoying working out I have stopped looking for excuses so the first time I found myself alone for one of my regular classes I hoped the trainer agreed to continue with the class even though it was only me...luckily for me the instructor was happy to conduct a class with only one person..
Being the alone in class was so much fun, she pushed me a lot more during each of my circuits, before this I always thought this class was intense but being the only one training changed the intensity to a completely different level. I had never in my mind thought my Saturday morning class could be this tough.. Why did the same circuit suddenly become tougher??? Because I was not allowed to take the easy way out even once.
- She made me always start with the advanced version of even the tough exercises. Before that day i would always start with the easier version because in my mind I assumed I could only keep up with the easier version for a complete minute
- If a drill was supposed to be for 1 minute there was no stopping before 1 minute was up. There have been times when I have stopped at 50 seconds because I believed that was my limit
- If I messed up she made me do burpees. for every mistake I made or for everytime I find not give my 100% I had to do 10 burpees
Just these 3 changes and my workout was so much better, I did things I never thought I could do, I pushed my limits to more than what I thought would kill me and I did many burpees :)
If you ever get a chance to be the only one in a fitness class I suggest you take the opportunity for me being the only one was an eye opener because I realized even though I always thought I was pushing myself self doubt held me back, that trust Michelle showed in me made me reach my actual potential and it made my workout so much tougher and effective.
Keep Reading I will Keep Writing