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Chicago - April 13th - April 15th, 2012 Our 2012 Chicago Road Trip is being held at the Grand Geneva nestled in the picturesque Wisconsin countryside just 50 miles from Milwaukee and 80 miles from Chicago.

RT Dread...normal?!

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Old 04-10-2012, 08:26 PM
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I will be one of the new comers attending this week’s RT, and I am completely and totally DREADING it!! At the time I signed up, it sounded like a great idea, however, the closer the time comes the more sick I feel. I see Cathe’s FB post about the FedEx truck on its way to WI and instead of feeling joy and excitement, like all the other Cathe fans, I feel like I want to pick up the phone and cancel the whole darn thing! Is this a normal reaction to a first time road trip? I’m not anxious or nervous about meeting new people, looking silly, or not being able to keep up with the group. I don’t feel nervous at all actually, more like I made a mistake in booking this trip and maybe I should back out. Thoughts anyone?
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:53 PM
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Yes. Totally Normal. This is a new experience. You are not sure how it is going to turn out. But hopefully I can relieve some of your reluctancy. First of all, I have never met a single person who went on one of Cathe's road trips who didn't have a good time. Most people actually want to do a another after doing one. I'm on #10. Yes probably crazier than most. I have met some of my best friends at the road trips. We keep in touch by email and facebook and try to plan to attend future road trips together as reunions. If you love working out with Cathe, getting to met her in person is so exciting. She is so down to earth and really takes the time to be available at the road trips. As she has said, it is her time to give back to her loyal fans.

If you back out, you will always wonder what it would have been like. Since you have already paid for it, you should come and see for yourself. I will be totally surprised if you come and you don't have one of the best times of your life. Look forward to meeting you.

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Old 04-11-2012, 12:15 AM
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Oh....Don't back out Amanda, this is my first road trip with Cathe, hell I didn't even know Cathe until this past year while I was trying to find new workout ideas after having my 2nd child! (I'm glad I needed a new step, If I remember right, it came with the guts and butts!) I'm coming alone, and I should be nervous about that but instead I am so busy with school that I can't even think about it. I'm expecting it to hit me while I'm driving out there. You are not alone, I have absolutely no idea of what to expect except to have an experience I will never forget...hopefully in a good way (maybe I'll score a couple of new pairs of workout pants too!) Looking forward to meeting you!
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:31 AM
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Amanda,

I feel the EXACT same way. But we have to do it or we'll regret it. I can't wait to meet you...it's like we are the same person!

Susan
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:58 AM
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I'm pretty nervous myself. I have absolutely no schema / frame of reference in place for something like this. I've never gone on a trip alone, never taken a group fitness class, never done some of the moves Cathe does in her videos that I don't yet own!

I'm horribly nervous, but I know once I get through the first few minutes of meeting new people and Cathe's first class, I'll feel just fine. (I think )
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:26 PM
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I'm very excited and nervous as well. This is my first Road Trip. I'm used to working out in my basement by myself. Working out with a huge group will be a completely new experience for me. I'm pretty shy, which is what makes me really nervous. I'm hoping that being around people that have the same interest as me, that it'll be easier for me to talk to people I've never met before.

All of us newbies can be nervouse together. :-)

Looking forward to meeting everyone!! See you all on Friday!

Gosh.. can't believe it's only a couple days away.

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Old 04-11-2012, 01:32 PM
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I registered to the forum just so I could reply to the thread (I've been lurking, though). I am TOTALLY there with you. Almost had a panic attack today. I'm very shy too and only work out by myself when everyone else is gone - the last time I worked out in a gym was about 20 years ago. I tried on workout clothes this morning and decided I looked fat in everything and I convinced myself that everyone in the class was going to look at me and think "what in the world is she doing here". I know I'm being silly and deep down I know I'll have fun (and I can't wait to meet Cathe although I'm probably going to be too shy to approach her). I did Push Pull (just finished it) and as Cathe is grabbing a barbell with 40 pounds on it mine is about 15 pounds (pretty much just the bar), as she's grabbing 20 pound dumbbells I'm grabbing 5. So yes, I'm panicked too if it helps you feel better

I think all of us painfully shy people should make it a point to meet at a certain spot on Friday and just stand there and stare at each other because odds are we are all too shy to introduce ourselves
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I registered to the forum just so I could reply to the thread (I've been lurking, though). I am TOTALLY there with you. Almost had a panic attack today. I'm very shy too and only work out by myself when everyone else is gone - the last time I worked out in a gym was about 20 years ago. I tried on workout clothes this morning and decided I looked fat in everything and I convinced myself that everyone in the class was going to look at me and think "what in the world is she doing here". I know I'm being silly and deep down I know I'll have fun (and I can't wait to meet Cathe although I'm probably going to be too shy to approach her). I did Push Pull (just finished it) and as Cathe is grabbing a barbell with 40 pounds on it mine is about 15 pounds (pretty much just the bar), as she's grabbing 20 pound dumbbells I'm grabbing 5. So yes, I'm panicked too if it helps you feel better

I think all of us painfully shy people should make it a point to meet at a certain spot on Friday and just stand there and stare at each other because odds are we are all too shy to introduce ourselves
OK, I really don't think anyone is going to think that about anyone and if they do, then they are the ones with an issue. I am a relative newcomer to this board and I think this group of people is really top-notch--so I don't think there's going to be any of that nonsense.

I don't judge others by their size, or how much they lift, or how high they jump. I am going to meet some people and to have fun.
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To all you first time RT'ers: I've been reading your posts and I felt exactly the same way before my first RT so please don't think that you're crazy because you're having these feelings! But believe me, the minute everything starts, your fears will go away and you will have a blast. And even if you are normally shy, please try to introduce yourself to as many people as you can and try to sit with someone different at each meal so that you get to meet more people. You don't want to go home with any regrets and especially when it comes to meeting Cathe. She will put you at ease instantly!!!!

And one more thing to remember-we were all first timers at one time too! So no one will judge you! And honestly we will all be working our hardest to keep up with Cathe so we don't have time to even notice anyone else during the workouts.

I'm very anxious to meet all of you! I'll be the one in the back during the workouts- be sure to come and say hi so I can introduce myself.

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Old 04-11-2012, 02:19 PM
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I am going to meet some people and to have fun.
Have fun and talk some Disney, right?

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