As I walked out the door I joked that I looked like a newborn filly trying to walk for the first time, and after finding this video I knew my analogy was 100% correct.
This was how I looked the first 15 minutes after class. Not kidding.
For the love of everything good make sure you watch 39 seconds to 43 seconds. I call that an impressive "shuffle back."
Anyhow, Ashley and I laughed the whole way down the stairs as I hung onto the railing for dear life. I hear this is normal the first few classes. The instructor kept telling us, "Shaking is good! It means your body is changing!"
On the way home I discovered my body wasn't the only thing in shock. I came to a complete stop at a GREEN light on the way home!! Looks like barreamped made my brain a little mushy too... all that "align this hip with this foot while zipping up your core and breathing on the down beat..." before coffee put my brain on overload. Thankfully the people behind me honked nicely and I made it home safely. I have two more classes this week... I have yet to decide if this is a wise choice, but I'm looking forward to it! I heard in an interview once that you leave class feeling energized and refreshed and not drained or exhausted... and that's exactly how I feel (despite my inability to walk normally.) Can't wait for tomorrow! I think...