Focus T25: Speed 1.0 (Day 2)

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T25 Day 2 is complete.  Today was day 2 for me, but it was the first day for Jon.  He didn’t want to do it, he made up every excuse in the book.  And then I told him I wasn’t making dinner until he went on put on some shorts.

I take for granted that I can catch on and follow choreography.  I’ve always been able to step into a group class and pick up what the instructor is demonstrating and just do it.  Jon isn’t so lucky.  I thought I’d follow Shaun T, get my heart rate up, and he could follow the Modifier.  He wouldn’t have to do a bunch of cardio if he really didn’t want to, but I really just wanted him to move.  He spent a lot of time just staring at the tv, unable to figure out how to move.  I got frustrated, he got mad, he wanted to give up and he felt silly.  I know all about feeling silly.  I felt that way when I first started working out in the living room.  I didn’t want anyone to watch me and critique me and tell me I wasn’t doing it the same exact way the trainer on the tv was.

I finally had to take a step back, take a deep breath, and explain and demonstrate each move for him, so that he could follow along.  Once we got that figured out, it was much easier for him.  Imagine that, when I can meet him at his level, and explain things to him in a way that he understands, instead of yelling at him, it all worked out better.

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