Tuesday, April 05, 2011
I know a lot of people are uncomfortable or intimidated going to a group fitness class. I am too! It is out of your comfort zone, it is supposed to be a little scary at first. Getting over the first initial uncomfortable stage is crutial and once you have done it you will be fine!
1. Go. To. The. Class. Simple as that. Write to down, hi-light it, treat it like any other appointment.
2. Go a little early. 5-10 minutes is enough. Introduce yourself to the instructor and tell them anything they need to know. For example my intro is "Hi, I'm Jess. Because this is my first class (with you/ ever) I thought I'd just let you know that I'm a quite unfit, so I will try to keep up! I also have a knee injury and problems with my shoulder and use a 'if it hurts, don't do it' approach. So if I stop I'm probably not dying, I just can't do that move". The instructor will usually welcome you and thank you for the info. I have had a few that have given me a funny look, but I would prefer them to know!
3. Look around the room for the nicest looking person. Take a deep breath, smile, and introduce yourself! It is soooo much nicer knowing someones name and if they are as nice as they look they will probably help you get set up, or at least have a little chat with you. If you are shy you can ask the instructor to introduce you to someone, since they will know their regulars quite well
4. Hang near the back. Somewhere where you can see, but where you feel comfortable.
5. Remember that no one is watching you! I have fallen over in a class before and no one noticed but the instructor.
6. Do your best! No one is expecting you to be fantastic the first time! Go at your own pace and do as much as you can, then laugh the rest off. Exercise should be fun!
Now, if y'all will excuse me I'm off to muscle sculpt class!
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Thanks to a blog by SanDiegoJohn and lovely, beautiful sparkers I got home today to an inbox full of blog comment notifications. I read each comment and couldn't believe how many people were there for me.
This is why I love this site. I can reach out for help and support and 20 people reach right back. It picked me right up and made me feel so much better. I will loose the weight and I will get back into shape. I can do it!!! With everyones help and support I will get there :D
Thanks so much!!
Monday, April 04, 2011
Hi guys, I need a little push for the day.
I know Rome wasn't built in a day, but I am having one of those frustrated moments.
I have been working out for a week. Last week I went to the gym twice and I went kayaking. My eating has been sooooo much better than usual and I still haven't lost any weight! I have been drinking plenty of water.
This week I am going to get very serious about tracking my food in the hopes that it helps me to drop some weight. I'm not fussy, just a little bit in the right direction is enough!
Rant over. It is just so frustrating that it takes so long to see results. I am a now person, so knowing that it will probably take months so see improvements really annoys me.
Any motivavtion you wish to provide will be gratefully accepted. As are donations to my "get the hell outta dodge" fund.
Monday, April 04, 2011
Boxing was tiring. Arm shakingly good, you could say. I was no longer the new girl and ended up partnering up with a new girl! She was lovely, but had a good base of fitness, so I found it hard to keep up with her. Its hard being this unfit, but it will only be a few weeks before I start getting better.
I also ate chocoate. 3 rows of coconut rough, my favourite. I didn't eat the whole block, and I stopped after 3 rows (12 pieces) because I didn't want anymore. Me, not finishing a block of chocolate by myself in one sitting. Miracles do happen.
I had to buy some more grapes. I ate the whole bunch. Oh, they were good. I know a lot of fruit isn't good, but its better than the same amount of chocolate!! I'll try to stick to a reasonable amount next time!
And....ummm...I did some assignmenting. They suck. Seriously I hate doing assignments. One is printed and ready to go, and one should be done tomorrow night (I can't do anymore tonight, I may explode). I have 4 due in the next 2 weeks. Icky, icky.
Sunday, April 03, 2011
Arms = sore
Eating = OK
Kayaking REALLY works out the arms and shoulders. I felt it today. I can't wait to go again!!! We are thinking that our next adventure will be horse riding, but we will go kayaking again very soon.
Today my eating was OK. Not great, not terrible. Breakfast was peanut butter on toast which kept me full for ages. Morning tea was a mocha hot cross bun. Oh yeah, I went there. Lunch was leftover fajitas. Afternoon snack was sweet, crunchy green grapes (YUM) and dinner was roast lamb with lots of veggies.
No exercise, I did heaps yesterday. Tomorrow I am doing a lot of assignments and then going to my boxing class. And eating more grapes. Oh, they were good!!
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