2.21.2009

Great Minds Think Alike

I need to start off this story saying that Lisa Michelle is amazing. She goes to the gym every morning at 6 am (by amazing, I meant psycho.) Let's not let this downplay the fact that I created a personal record this week going to the gym 3 days in a row. I know, you're impressed.

Anyway, last night as we were parting with the Schaders past 12 in the morning, Lisa said, "Step class at 7:30 tomorrow morning?" Some crazy part of me said, "Yeah, that would be fun." First mistake. The majority of the completely gorgeous, skinny women who get ready to go to the gym at 7:30 in the morning have been going to this class regularly for approximately 10 years. The instructor says "West Side" or "do the T" or "Elvis Presley" and everybody immediately goes into a complicated step routine that they can do perfectly. Needless to say, I am completely left in the dust and look ridiculous as I jump around trying to figure out what in the heck they are doing. Even Lisa betrays me because she's been to this class enough to know all the steps now (this was only my second time going, so cut me some slack.)

I showed up at 7:30 worried that I still had no clue what the West Side is, I had no makeup on, and my hair looked utterly disgusting as it hadn't been washed in approximately 48 hours. Lisa was very obliging and was willing to find a spot in the back corner where I could hopefully be very inconspicuous.

We started the warmup and things were going okay. Lisa and I both decided to take off our jackets cause it was getting hot. After disposing of our jackets we turned to each other to find that we were wearing the exact same thing.
We both had black capris and our black Rock the Block shirt. So much for anonymity.

The instructor noticed and- in the microphone- said, "We have some twinners today!" Poor Lisa was trying so hard to not be connected to this psycho girl that could not do the West Side, and now we were inseperable.

We made it through the class, and actually had a lot of fun. I would crack up every time I looked in the mirror and saw these two identical girls, except one could actually do the routines and the other couldn't. We even stayed for 10 minuts of Zumba which was completely insane and fun.

Lesson Learned: Coordinate what we are going to wear before we go to the gym together.

3 comments:

William and Tiffany Strong said...

Rachel, you made me laugh out loud! I just love that you got up that early. I did too, but I am a weirdo and obsessed with the gym. You I am sure looked a lot cuter than I could have ever looked at that step class! I love ya!

Lisa Michelle said...

Oh, it was soooo funny. I'm glad you blogged this so it can be immortalized forever. As you know, I don't get embarrassed easily, but I get red just thinking about it! :) It's funny now, so I can only imagine how funny it will be in memory. Love ya, Rach!

Suzie Soda said...

You are funny....I am sure you did fine.
If you want to be embarrassed......think about me with Chelsea and Lindsay at "American Family" doing an advanced yoga class. Need I say more . I am sure people were thinking.... why did that old lady come to this class when she can barely move. My sentiments exactly. Never again. xoxoxox