No Pain No Gain…

Yesterday I woke up in pain. Not just any pain, self inflicted pain from a exercise class. 

Now I love classes at the gym, throw a spinning, body fit, pilates, fit ball class at me any time and I love to take part but this class was different. A 20 minutes class called meta fit, how hard could it be!?! 

I know I will book a hours yoga class for after I thought’ to get some workouts in. Usually the classes are always busy, after one class people stay in for another but not this time. I should have known then when everyone started to pile out the class. Hay ho there was only 3 of us. 

‘Have you ever done this before?’ the fitness Instructor asked. “no never” I said. Oh right, she said “all you have to do is remember it is only 20 minutes long and keep this in your mind“. I should have ran then when I could, lol. 

The next 20 minutes was the hardest I have ever worked out in my life. From star jumps to laying on the floor, bends squats to running on the spot, with only 8 seconds rest in between was the toughest workout I have ever done. In a sick kind of way I loved it and will be looking for this class again. Yesterday and today I hurt, hurt so much. I am kinda proud of this pain, as they say ‘no pain no gain!!’ My family think it is so funny how I can’t walk from 20 minutes exercise…Hehe…

What I Wore | Coat : c/o Gray & Osbourn | Scarf : Primark | Gloves :Sportsworld | Dress : c/o Landsend | Tights : Primark | Boots : c/o Shoetique | Bag : Primark

What exercise make you hurt like mad the next day?

Claire Justine
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  1. Elegance and Mommyhood
    14th December 2014 / 6:42 pm

    You look great. I love you in red. Nice classic coat and great red boots! Red+Black is a favorite combo of mine. =))

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2014 / 5:33 pm

      Aww thanks Ada 🙂

  2. Kezzie
    14th December 2014 / 10:12 pm

    Cool outfit! I love what you did with the red and black. Niiiiiiiiiiiiice boots there. Sorry you ache. I feel like that after pretty much any exercise- whoops!x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2014 / 5:43 pm

      Hehe, me too, but just a lot lot more this time 😉 thanks Kezzie 🙂

  3. Pam @ over50feeling40
    14th December 2014 / 11:01 pm

    Cute outfit! I say no pain no gain to myself all of the time…but my workouts just never get easier!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2014 / 5:44 pm

      Thanks Pam, Aww I know, you think they would get easier too…

  4. Patti
    14th December 2014 / 11:11 pm

    Congrats on your fitness and endurance! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, too, you look great.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2014 / 5:44 pm

      Thanks Patti 🙂

  5. 15th December 2014 / 12:13 am

    I always think you look great in red, love those boots and skirt.#streetstylesunday

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2014 / 5:45 pm

      Aww thanks Emma 🙂 i love red ..

  6. caseperlatesta
    15th December 2014 / 7:51 am

    Love this red look! Cute boots!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2014 / 5:45 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  7. Doused In Pink
    15th December 2014 / 12:10 pm

    Love the red! Those booties are adorable!JillDoused In Pink

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2014 / 5:46 pm

      Thanks Jill, they are so comfy 🙂

  8. Marie
    15th December 2014 / 2:11 pm

    If I do them right lunges with weights are murder. Love the booties. Marie @ In Our Happy Place

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2014 / 5:46 pm

      Whoo I can feel that pain now, thanks for the comment Jill 🙂

  9. The Quirky Homemaker
    16th December 2014 / 4:21 am

    My hubby does Insanity and T25. He's doing T25 right now, but it sounds very similar! 20 minutes is all you need. I really need to start working out again. Friends and I did (walked) a half marathon 3 weeks ago and I've been recovering. But, I think it's time again!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      17th December 2014 / 9:56 am

      Thanks, aw yes i does sound similar, whoo well done on the half, i need to train up for one again in 2015 🙂

  10. Priscilla - Wheelchair Mommy/Stylish Gimp
    17th December 2014 / 4:32 pm

    Keep on keeping on. It'll get easier (says that girl that don't work out!)LOVE the red.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st January 2015 / 4:56 pm

      Hehe, thank you 🙂

  11. Margarett Murphy
    19th December 2014 / 5:29 pm

    love your coat!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      1st January 2015 / 4:57 pm

      Thanks 🙂

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