Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Talk about a buzz kill last night!...
I intended to take a step class and was really proud that I had talked myself in to going when I realllly didn't want to go (I even used the Panic button yesterday).
As it turns out, last night class was scheduled to be a 'sampler' which is meant to show new-comers some of the various formats offered in class. Okay... not a problem... I wanted to work out, so who cares if it was not what I expected.
As class gets going, the instructor tells us the class is might be a bit 'beginner'.... hmmm.... okay... I'll just add another set of risers for the Step Portion to compensate for the simplicity. Okay... still here... good thing I am in the farthest corner of the room, just in case I totally eat it with three stacks of risers... but I'm still committed....
During the Step portion, I made a fatal mistake and stepped out of line. Oooohhhh, oh no...... Instead of going side to side on the floor, I stepped on up my step for a complete count of 16. Then, I got back in sync with class. I was clearly in sync with the class, and yet the Gym Police that was in the form of the instructor decided he had to walk all the way to the corner of the room to ask me to stay with the group.... with his mic on....
I don't know why, but I was soooooo perturbed. I still AM perturbed and this happened last night. Needless to say, I left his class at the mid point because I was so thrown off by it. Nevermind being singled out in a large class of people, but we are talking about 16 COUNTS here, and the guy was in my face. And it's not like I don't know that he is out of line, because I used to be an instructor at the very same gym. What a weenie.
At least I got in 20 minutes. It was just the last straw, I guess.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Today I met with two of the girls from PB & G SparkTeam- we decided to hike Runyon Canyon in Hollywood, and it a very good experience.
In keeping true to my commitment to do things differently, I committed to meeting two fellow Sparkers for a VERY early morning hike. It took a bit of convincing to wake myself up at 5 am to make our meeting time. This was the first time I have ever met a fellow SparkPeople member, and it was a great experience!
I was motivated for the rest of the day to get other things done that I would have normally put off or done half-heartedly.
Soooo, thanks Erica and Monica, for a great start to the weekend, and for re-charging me in what otherwise would be the start of a lull in my quest!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Be honest... if you're working out all week, eating healthy, kicking the TV/Couch combo after work, walking the dogs, and even resorting to HOUSE WORK, how would you feel about a half-pound weight loss as your weekly average? Wouldn't think, "You've GOT to be kidding!"
Well, that's me- that's about my average, and I have to ask myself... how do I feel about that? Am I content? Am I silently beating myself up for not being an over-achiever?
Before I answer that question, I know what you'd say... You'd say " Hey- that's GREAT!.... Congratulations! Keep up the good work! Get it done! Woo Hoo! Don't get discouraged! That's a healthy amount to lose, especially if it's consistent..."
... So, If you're like me- if you have a very slow but steady weight loss time line, that you too are BEAMING with self-satisfaction.
I know I am....
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I knew the inevitable was coming. There's a point where the excitement of starting this new lifestyle wears off, and the hard work sets in. I'm here now, and ready to face what I find to be the hardest part for me...
I am looking forward to seeing continuous results- maybe it's me, but I swear I am seeing changes in muscle definition already (albeit very tiny...).
Well, I am still here, working toward my goals of making better choices for myself, and that is all that matters.
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