Sooooo remember when I set my 2014 goals and I was all blah blah blah do more “fun” workouts? Well, sometime last fall, I bought a Lifebooker deal for ballet classes near my apartment. Finally, tonight, I went to class. Even though I’ve taken ballet for years, it’s been years since I did, so I started with the beginner class.

Class was at 7:45pm, and I only had a small snack after getting home from work. (Lunch was a salad from Protein Bar … I’ve gained back half the weight I lost, lay off.)

I started class wearing some warm-ups (leg warmers and a knit top) over my leotard & tights. And positioned myself in the back corner or the room. Which was also the side with the space heater, apparently.

Oh and I’m on my … lady business right now.

Luckily, the barre work wasn’t that difficult for me, so I was breezing through the moves.

But my feet kept cramping up. My ballet slippers felt really tight.

And I was getting warm.

And then I started feeling light-headed.

I tried stepping out of the studio, into the hallway, to cool down. Luckily the teacher was very nice while I was walking out of class.

After a couple minutes, I returned to the barre… and still felt faint.

This just wasn’t happening tonight. I’ve fainted enough in my life to know when to say when. It was time to say when.

So I excused myself and went home.

Slightly embarrassed, but luckily the teacher was nice about it.

Hopefully, I can attempt class again next week. And I will eat dinner first, not wear my warm-ups (I think I left my leg warmers there anyway, oops), position myself on the opposite side of the room, wear better slippers (ordering a new pair now) and not be on my period (I point out that I am so no one comments with maybe you’re preggers! because as I was gathering my things to leave I thought to myself crap, should I buy a pregnancy test? and remembered oh yeah, on the rag).

But ballet is fun and the teacher seems nice, as do the other students, so I am kind of bummed my body wasn’t cooperating with me tonight.

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Cheer me up … what embarrassing situations have you been in lately? 

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