having power and ability; efficient; competent: a capable instructor.
Today I took my second step class and I realized again that I am capable of more than I think. I’ve taken step classes on and off over the last 15 years and always enjoyed the variety of moves and the upbeat tempo. I used to only use the actual step and then when I did add one riser I would barely keep up.
Both times I’ve taken the class in the last 10 days I’ve put one riser under the step and I’ve still been able to add a bounce to my moves and pump it up when instructed to do so. Woo Hoo!!!
Last week my husband went to the gym with me and was running on a treadmill while I was in the class. He could see me through the half-opened vertical blinds and said he noticed how well I kept up with the class.
Actually, what’s even more exciting is this:
- The past two-and-a-half years of exercise have put me in better shape and it’s showing in the class.
- I’m one of the heavier ladies in the class, but I’m keeping up with thin girls – due to #1.
- While it gets tough at times I’m able to keep up and I’m not dying when it’s over.
Yep, just when I thought I could settle for nice little walks around my neighborhood I am realizing that I am capable of much more.
This is not to put down walking one bit, please understand that if you’ve never visited my blog before, and one of my life goals will always be to be physically able to take daily walks when I’m old and gray.
However, this 35-year-old lady is capable of more than that right now. The past couple years of investing my time into learning about healthier living has brought me to a point where I’m both capable and competent enough to do more than I have been. Doing well in the step class reminded me of that.
Oh, and you know what this means, right? This means I have no excuse not to get the rest of my weight off. So, I’m going to. Stay tuned…
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