When you're a stay at home mom, like me, some times it's easy to just sit back and take things as they come.
There really isn't much that comes along to break me out of my comfort zone. When I was working, it seemed like projects came up all the time that were challenging and I'd learn something.
But since I stay at home, those opportunities are fewer and farther between. Sure, I could volunteer more for the PTSA, but that's not really my cup of tea. I'm more than happy as Room Mom (and that was a big stretch for me last year), and doing little bits and pieces, but it's not really breaking out of my comfort zone.
This weekend, I took a page out of the CrazedParent Notebook and "dove in" so to speak. I did something that I thought would break me out of my comfort zone and at the same time do something for me.
I signed up for a kick-boxing preview class. I took the class today.
This was not a class at a fancy gym with juice bars and all sorts of fitness equipment and girls wearing make-up and boys pumping iron to impress.
This was a class at a boxing gym. I had visions of me walking into a "Rocky" style gym with hard core men training for boxing matches.
Thankfully, that was not so. The people there were so nice. They took the time to explain everything to me, how to do the punches and kicks. The class was mostly women, but there were some guys too.
And it Kicked.My.Bum!
I really didn't know if I was going to make it past the 5 - 10 minute warm up that they had! During the class the instructor would come up and work with me (and the others that didn't know what they were doing) and show us what we needed to do and how to do it.
It was, hands down, the best, hardest, sweatiest work out I've ever had.
I am already feeling the effects of the class. My muscles are tired and achy and I'm exhausted!
I know I will sleep well tonight, but boy oh boy will I be paying for it tomorrow - and Friday too.