Have I discussed my latest obsession? Let me share it with you... PUMP CLASS. What is pump class you ask?
First let me start with the disclaimer: I am not a professional. I do not use the correct weight lifting terminology. And I do not assume any risk by anyone out there taking a Pump Class and not being able to move for days after. I am not a professional. I think that covers it.
Ok... back to: What is a pump class?
Basically, it's a weight lifting class. I never thought I would like this class. But I do. You have a bar where you change the weights depending on the type of exercise you are doing. You also use hand weights and an elevated step. For the first few classes - ok let's be honest for EVERY class until 2 days ago - I used the smallest weight possible. Because I am a wimp. I admit it. Go ahead and judge me. I'll wait...
Once you do a gazillion reps you seriously can't move at all. In fact, after the first class I could barely walk. Let's just say when my workout partner dropped me off, I fell out of her truck because my legs wouldn't work. And while we are discussing my workout partner, she seriously rocks. She gets my butt to every class. And I love her for it. After I hate her for it. I have tried several times to talk her into going to breakfast instead of class. I haven't won that argument.
I guess they won't be paying me for an endorsement any time soon. But after tearing all my muscles and taking the instructors name in vain for days, I have realized I have never felt stronger. I have been doing it for a few weeks now and I actually have muscles. About a week ago, I asked MH why my shoulders were "swollen". He just laughed and said they were muscles. He also reminded me about waking him up several weeks ago and telling him a felt a lump beneath my breast. Which turned out to be a rib. Who knew? I am finding parts of my body I haven't seen in years. It's a fun game.
So tomorrow is pump class and I am so excited. Yes, I realize it's an obsession but really... I could be obsessed over worse things. Feel free to name a few...