Damn! It feels good to be an early bird

So, this morning, for the first time in a LONG time, I drug myself out of bed for the 6AM Crazy Weights™. I won’t lie, people, not only is it hard to get up & out of the house by 5:25, that class kicked my ass this morning.

And, apparently before I’ve had my morning caffeine, I feel a little bit….judgy.

Judgy of the girls behind me who, when told to grab their heavy handweights, giggled and got their 4-pound weights.

Judgy of the girl in front of me whose butt crack was showing the ENTIRE class. I’m not a prude, and I am a cracky gazelle, but I am a believer in keeping your crack to yourself. 

Mostly, I was judgy of the giggle twins who had a big discussion about how they shouldn’t be lifting more than 5 lbs, because they didn’t want to ‘bulk up.’ Seriously. I kinda wanted to give them a lecture, but it seemed inappropriate. And early. And also, the instructor (who only VERY occasionally uses 5-lb weights when she’s taught 3 classes in a row) is not bulky; she is incredibly toned (think MizFit arms, people), and is probably the best testament to how using heavier weights just makes you hot.

It’s not like I had anything heavier than 10 going on – and by the end of the workout, I was mostly using the 7.5’s, but I think the whole point of getting up at 6 AM is to actually strength train. But it’s possible I’m just crabby that early & should not let other people’s misconceptions & lack of motivation affect me in any way.

So – GONE!  No more judginess. Those girls were silly, but it in no way impacts me. (See how easy that was Prop H8 Supporters!)

I feel so good now, except for the part where I’m not certain if I’ll be able to lift my arms above my head tomorrow. It’s hard to get out of bed for this, but I think I just need to remind myself how awesome I feel all day Thursday when I do. Maybe I need a motivational poster above my bed or something…..hmmm….

 

Or maybe this is a little more motivational. Although probably a lot less likely. BUT, if Johnny Depp is going to show up, I don’t want him to see arm flab, right?  Anyone with me here?