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Spinning - Then and Now

Saturday, June 04, 2011

I went to my second spinning class ever this morning. The first one I went to was about 3 years ago. I just decided to give it a go, and I swear I nearly died! This time around it was tough, but manageable.

Then I had no fitness. Now I have a base of fitness. I have been working out consistantly for over 2 months now, and that really made a difference.

Then I was on my own. Now I have sparkpeople, and I knew I didn't want to blog about spinning and tell you guys that I didn't finish or put much effort it. I also had people that I know from my other classes encouraging me.

Spinning was hard, but not as hard as I thought it was going to be. The mind is a funny thing, and if you let it it will trick you into thinking that something is going to be impossible. The only way around that is to face your fear and just do it!

Spinning was also a great workout! I was drenched in sweat and shaking at the end of it. I didn't really get that post workout high, but I did like it enough to book myself a seat in Thursdays class. It is something I could see myself adding to my workout rotation.

  
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PUFFPASTRY 6/6/2011 4:13AM

    Wow! I am filled with admiration for your willingness to push yourself hard and try things you might not be perfect at! Just tonight I tried a few Pilates exercises that I remembered from my way-back Pilates Class days but haven't done in years, because I'd gotten too big to feel comfortable doing them, and I feel like yes, at this point, if there were a free Pilates class around, I could probably (okay "maybe?") hold my own in it...not that there IS one, mind you, but it was good to see that some of my core strength is coming back.
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CARLA-216 6/5/2011 4:44PM

    Great job, Jess! I want to try spinning but keep putting it off. :/

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 6/4/2011 9:30PM

    I have never tried spinning, but have wanted to. Glad you had a great class and are going back for more! All your exercise efforts are sure to pay off for your trip coming up!

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Have we done June goals?

Saturday, June 04, 2011

I like having goals. However I don't remember this until a few days into the month. Ah well.

Fitness:

10 tricep dips in a row

Boxing 3 times per week

Water walking once per week

Walk/run once per week (treadmill OK if it is rainy)

Nutrition:

Eat within my calories everyday

Eat mindfully

Limit sweets

No alcohol (Rarotonga holiday time excepted!)

Financial:

Pay off my credit card

General:

Be a happy person

Be a good friend (spark and otherwise!)

Wish me luck!

  
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ILLINITEACHER52 6/4/2011 9:53AM

  Great goals - except I read that one as walking on water. My brain
said "WHAT????" and I went back and read it again. OH - water walking! OK - Have a great month!

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CARLA-216 6/4/2011 9:19AM

    Nice goals. I think it's good to have more than one facet of goals to work on.

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 6/4/2011 8:10AM

    Great goals! I like how you have goals for all areas of you life, what a great way to stay balanced.

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Sometimes skipping the gym is for the best

Saturday, June 04, 2011

This morning my alarm went off at 7.30am. And I ignored it and slept another hour instead of spending an hour at the gym.

It was the best decision I could have made! I got through my day without being tired or dragging. I neeeeded that sleep in! No biggy I can go to the gym tomorrow. There is a spinning class that I have been meaning to try, maybe I will give it a go tomorrow!

One missed workout won't kill me!

  
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CARLA-216 6/4/2011 9:20AM

    I think getting more sleep is the wisest decision when you're feeling that need. Good on you for recognizing that and knowing that there'll always be another time to fit in a workout!

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LOVEUNDERLINED 6/4/2011 5:33AM

    Sleep is soooo important. Not having enough sleep can throw off your entire day!

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I feel skinny today

Friday, June 03, 2011

emoticon I am sitting on the couch, in my usual pozzie with my feet up on the coffee table. And my fat rolls aren't poking into my laptop like they usually do.

emoticonI am decidedly less squishy around the middle.

emoticonMy jeans are loose around my thighs

emoticonMy arms look great.

emoticon I just feel skinny today!

Even though I am only 3KG down I think it might be time for some progress pics. Maybe this weekend!

In other news

I was on full control this week in the class. I ended up doing great and I now love the kids in my class. They are cool little people! Today I cancelled formal maths lesson and we played maths games. I laughed so hard I nearly fell off my chair at some of the things the kids were doing! Sometimes it is nice to just have fun and play games, epecially last thing on a Friday afternoon.

I have mid placement drinks tonight. I won't be drinking since I am driving, but I will go and be social. I have a zero drink driving policy UNLESS I have a drink as soon as I get there, I am having a meal and I am staying at least an hour. Other than that I won't drink because even though I won't be over the limit I don't feel like I should be in control of a car.

And...thats it! Long weekend here! Yeeeehhaaaaaaa!

  
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CARLA-216 6/4/2011 9:22AM

    Love that feeling! Remember it if ever you're feeling discouraged.

I'm glad your placement is going well and you're enjoying it so much! What age are these kiddos? Learning doesn't have to be formal to be effective!

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LOVEUNDERLINED 6/3/2011 2:30AM

    Yay for feeling skinny!!! I have a habit lately of laying in bed just to touch my hip bones. Also, I'm paranoid about drinking at all and drinking as well.

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My life in numbers

Thursday, June 02, 2011

This week:

Boxing classes: 2
Pools: 1
Special K bars: 7
Childrens books read: 23
Lessons taught: 40
Hours of sleep: Not enough
Weeks until my holiday: 3

  
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CARLA-216 6/2/2011 10:48AM

    3 weeks until holiday...hang in there, won't be long!
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