Well, yesterday was the first day of the yoga class I joined.
I got off work at 4 and went home and changed into my workout clothes, and I was actually feeling excited, not nervous at all! Then, I sat around until 5 and drove out to the YMCA and I started get a little anxious, but not nearly as bad as usual. I just hung out in my car for 15 minutes listening to music and telling myself that it would be fun, there was nothing to be afraid about.
When I got in the classroom, there was only three other ladies in there so far. They had obviously been taking the class awhile and knew each other so they were talking, so I just got my mat and sat down and started stretching. Then the instructor and some other people came in; turns out I was the only new person in the class which I knew would happen, but I didn't feel awkward at all. There ended up being maybe 9 other ladies in the class, so it was a nice small size. I had inadvertently placed myself right up front without thinking, so I was a little self conscious when we were doing poses facing the mirror because I felt like everyone was watching me while trying to watch themselves in the mirror, but that feeling passed after a bit.
I really enjoyed the class, though I am a bit sore today! I'm really excited about going back on Wednesday and continuing to go twice a week; I think this will be pretty beneficial and I'm so glad I faced my fears and went for it. It's been awhile since I've felt like I've actually accomplished something.
I can't help but think the Lexapro had something to do with it... I started my third week today (wow, time is really flying!) and I know it takes awhile for it to take its full effect, but usually I can't even go shopping alone or go into the bank or something simple like that without my heart racing so I hard I feel sick, but I barely even felt a bit nervous yesterday! It was such a weird, but great feeling!