This post brought to you by the new VS bathing suit I ordered yesterday……And a desire to conquer looking good in it….
Cliff notes for those out of the loop: Ashley loves to run. Ashley’s leg(s) are fractured. Ashley can’t run right now. Ashley’s being creative at how she can stay active and not turn into a walrus.
This week was not the best.
My parents are coming next week! (!!!!!! I haven’t seen them in six months. This is exciting.) So that’s meant some serious advance working on other deadlines. It’s been coming together, but suffice to say that Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week you might as well have called me Murphy.
Cause I was living Murphy’s Law.
EVERYTHING was going wrong. The worst. I haven’t had stress quite like that in a while.
When things go wrong, what does Ashley typically do to feel better?
Since that wasn’t an option, I was really blessed to have my rooms Sarah invite me to her Pilates class. She’s invited me a couple of times, but I had resisted because:
a) I thought my school gym pass was better than I have now learned that it is (no classes, what!?)
b) I was intimidated to try something new
c) I thought I liked other exercises more.
But let’s face it. “Man that ride on the gym bike just made me feel SO MUCH better,” was said by no one ever.
So Tuesday I squished myself into some Pilates clothes and went to what I thought was going to be mostly a mat workout.
That turned into actually being THIS:
I have officially been to my first Pilates TRX class.
Let’s just say “Whoa.”
I have never in my life sweat so much from staying in a 2-foot radius. It was pretty crazy. Actually, scratch that. Insanity made me sweat riiiiiidiculously. This was working on par with that though.
The focus on breathing and my muscles was exactly what I needed to stop thinking about everything else that was stressing me out. Not to mention that the way I felt the next day told me that it was a good workout. (My armpits were sore? I don’t know how that happens.)
When you Google TRX you get:
I alternated between thoughts of:
- If this strap breaks, I’m breaking my face.
- It’s impossible to do this as gracefully as the teacher.
- I wonder if anyone notices I’m doing half of the sets?
- Thank goodness I squished myself into tighter clothes. Otherwise this would be a show in here.
- How in the world is that tiny girl on the other side of the room so good at this?! I don’t see muscles.
It was very hard. And a lot of fun. And now I’ve found another way to spend money and think I’m going to sign up for a month of classes.
I think it may be the just right thing to get me through this injury funk. Not to mention, there are regular pilates and yoga classes at this same studio that I can take advantage of.
Have any of you tried TRX? Anyone in Boston interested in signing up and going with me? It’s only $30 for unlimited classes for 30 days! I’m thinking about signing up at the start of July to get the most bang out of visits given I’ll be out of town a lot next week.