I Tried The UFX Class From NYSC Classes And Survived To Tell The Tale

NYSC classes are no joke. Listen, I’m done having babies and my youngest just turned two. My body is finally my own again and I’ve decided that it’s time to take it back. My friend Liza did just that this summer and lost an insane amount of weight the hard way. Through healthy eating and exercise. 

I saw her a few months ago after church and got all “Elaine from Seinfeld” on her. I practically knocked her down I hit her so hard. “WHAT DID YOU DO!???? YOU LOOK SO GREAT!!!? OH MY GOOOODDDDDDD!”

I Tried The UFX Class From NYSC Classes And Survived To Tell The Tale

I think I was shouting and running around in circles as I screamed those words. She told me that she joined a gym and hired a personal trainer that literally changed her life. I left the church and joined the gym. That was two months ago. But after that Sunday, I flew to San Fran and LA three times and Orlando and … ah who can remember at this point? The point was – life got in the way. As soon as I got home for a few days, I crashed hard on the couch and the gym was NOT top of mind.

I’m heading to China on Sunday. S0, this week is all about buttoning up all my assignments that are due.  We were texting yesterday about something else and she prompted me about the gym. That was the moment. Do I blow it off again for ANOTHER WEEK? Or do I just get up and go? I had to start. I had to just GO and DO IT. It was time. So, I made sure my husband was going to be home to watch the kids and I went.

I was scared out of my mind because I have no muscle. Ok, I have muscle – we all have muscle. But I am a weakling. Like I can’t open up a pickle jar – weakling. I knew I wasn’t going to keep up, but that didn’t matter. I wasn’t going to compare myself to anyone. I have ZERO history of activity. The most I’ve ever done was YOGA and honestly, with vertigo, it doesn’t really count. It’s all modified. I also did Tai Chi with the elderly for a stint. Did I just admit that out loud? Gosh, I’m pathetic.

Anyway, UFX is basically Crossfit but the New York Sports Club can’t call it that for trademarking reasons. There are stations and you run around and change things up and it’s all timed and never boring.

I couldn’t breathe. NYSC classes are no joke. I was shaking like a leaf. My body was so angry with me! It was like, “WHO ARE YOU?! YOU ARE NOT OUR FRIEND!”

But I finished even though it was SO HARD. I am not strong… but I will be.

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When we were done, my friend Liza posted this picture on her Instagram account. And yes, she looks this good while we are working out. Want to see what the NYSC classes did to me?

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I posted this one. Can I be honest with you? I got a little nauseous driving home. I was dehydrated I think. I need to bring more water. I only brought half a bottle because I had no clue.

I showered and crawled into bed with a smile. It was SUPER HARD – I AM NOT GOING TO LIE. I modified and – in the middle – I actually took a little break because I couldn’t breathe… but I did it. Step one.

Today, I woke up and had a smoothie instead of my regular bacon, egg and cheese sandwich. Step two.

They have to be small and they have to be controlled, but I am on the right path. That’s what matters to me. I don’t have a time to hit, but I do have a goal. I would love to lose 8 pounds. My head is in the game. My body understands it’s time. I actually feel lucky to have Liza around to push me because I don’t have anyone else in my network that really pushes me in this way.

Maybe this is the year I will take back my body and grow strong. I’ve never been strong. I’ve definitely been skinny, but I’ve never been strong and the notion gets me excited.

Have you taken any NYSC classes before? What did you think?

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