i tend to gravitate towards the high impact cardio classes. kickboxing and the like are my poison of choice. however my need for quiet and a break from my kids' constant chatter has been filled lately with some of the most inane platitudes shouted at me from the front of the class. i really don't know where the instructors come up with some of this stuff, but i feel compelled at times to either shout 'please be QUIET!' or 'i'm not a deathmatch competitor, EASE UP!'
i started taking stock of the completely silly things they call out during class last week and instead of being annoyed started a mental list to blog. i'll start with my favorite...
"do you WANT it? yes or YESSSS??!!"
(i mean i guess i DO want it, but i'm not a child. i am quite sure 'no' is a viable option)"we don't want to be SKINNY! we want to be LEAN!"
(ummmmm. skinny works for me too.)"WHY are you HERE?!"
(last i checked i wanted an hour of 'free' babysitting)
"don't you know bathing suit season is HERE?!"
(why yes i do, hence my blouson mommy one piece)
"this is ONE HOUR and you have 168 this week- USE IT!"
(thank you very much, i will now spend the rest of class trying to do the math on how many of those hours i slept this week)