The format of the class changes every month, and when I saw the format of this month's class, I considered changing my policy.
The plan was:
25 knees to chest (like a crunch, but raising your knees as well)
50 push ups
50 ball leg curls
50 supine rows
25 knees to chest
I hate burpees. If I never do another burpee in my life, I will be perfectly ok with that. (I also find them really difficult with my asthma). I talked to the instructor and he gave me a substitute exercise - skipping. Except skipping is easier, so it would be 50 skips instead of 25. That's fine - I skip at boxing (except when I've hurt my foot, but my foot has been annoying for too long, so it has to get over it).
One of my colleagues did the routine a couple of days before I started, and she was ridiculously sore the next day. And the day after. And the day after that.
I was a little concerned.
I went to class the first week, prepared for the worst, and ... it wasn't that bad. The skipping was a little too easy, so I decided the next week I'd do 100 instead of 50, and I had to do bicycles instead of knees to chest the second time, but I survived.
And I wasn't even sore the next day.
The second week, I managed the knees to chest both times.
And this week I missed class, so I went in yesterday to do the workout myself. It took 18 minutes.
I'm almost sorry next Monday is February.