Every relationship teaches us something about ourself. This morning I went to the gym, I decided to try restorative yoga class and right after that was an Aqualite class both I have never tried. Couple weeks ago I was upset at my instructor at P90X. She was really hard on us, she pushed us to do positions and speeds that were not comfortable preforming, she insisted on me doing everything her way, and some moves did not work for me because I have wrist and shoulder injuries and tight sciatic. She was bossy as shit tho she was no ang l for sure. For some reason she couldn’t understand that about herself and she pestered on until she push my very last button. I was not the only one that stopped taking your class due to this. I didn’t want to stop taking the class, I just wanted her to leave me alone and let me substitute for my body without her pointing me out.
Now, back to this morning I learned I really need the slower classes to build up to the intense classes. My body just isn’t like it used to be and the aqualite class was so much fun, the ladies were nice, cracked jokes and we still got a work out. It was in the water so it took the pressure off my joints and I met a young girl that was very similar to me and it was also her first day.
After class I saw the Aqualite instructor in the locker rooms I told her how much I really enjoyed her class. She then told me her story and how she became an instructor there. Before she was a teacher she was a student. She said that she was in a Aqualite class and when she first started she loved it then after so long she started complaining that the teacher was too slow and that she wasn’t being pushed enough. Later another day she had an epiphany and she said it’s not the teacher that has changed anything it was her that has changed. she has outgrown this class and she started taking another Aquatic class that was a little more of a work out for her the teacher pushed her a little more. And that’s all she needed instead of complaining and wanting to change the teacher format and style she just had to change classes and thank her first teacher for her time. Not Long after her slow and steady progressions of the Aqua classes the gym offered her a job as instructor. Now, I am her student and she has taught me something about myself. I don’t belong at P90X right now, I need to build up to that with getting my core and flexibility down. I will one day be back to P90x but only when I’m feeling ready for that class.
So funny the ladies were making fun of how fast I was In the water and we haven’t even had breakfast yet. Lol
I learned so much this morning.