Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Comfort Zone

I was talking last night at zumba.  My leader used to do a class called Sentao.  This leader really pulled out the stops and worked us!  (I've been to a different leaders Sentao classes and it's still a good workout but not as intense as Anita's class.)   The class was AWESOME!  You know it's a good workout when the instructor (who teaches something like 30 classes a week) comes in the next day and says "holy cow I'm sore after last nights Sentao".     When she started the class we had close to 30 people doing the class.  However, as time went by the class size started to dwindle.  We went from 30 to 20 and then lower.  There was a solid base of us that attended regularly...we LOVED it.    We were talking about it last night.  OK, so two or three of us were there lamenting the fact that the class is no longer being offered (I would have made the same decision were I Anita.....a class for 4-5 people isn't feasible).  Anita asked why we thought it didn't work out.  I said "It''s because it HURT....and while some of us realize that hurting and being sore is a good thing most people run from it!!!"    I'm not sadistic...but I realize it's going to hurt.  I accept the pain!  I am going to push myself out of my comfort zone...because I want good things...and that's the only way to get them!

And that said....I will be on the bike as soon as the rain stops and I can get out there!!!!


LuckyMama said...

You are so awesome!!! I really wish I had what you had that caused me to work out even half as much as you do.

Just Awesome!

*A Strong New Me* said...

I've never heard of Sentao. What is it?

Lori said...

You are right. Good for you for hanging in there until the end.
PS I found you on Timothy's blog.

Leslie said...

I go between really being comfortable out of my comfort zone, and then scared to death. I will go so far. Really appreciate your post. I know it is not just about getting out of my comfort zone with exercise, but with everything!!!