Saturday, January 25, 2014
Wow it's been a whirlwind month! Things have been very busy with college, I'm getting right into it all. Of course theres been some other things with the girls and just the every-day challenges. I've been making it top priority to go to the gym. I'm still doing yRide (and collecting pledges!) for February 22. If you'd like to donate, please private message me or comment and I can send you the link :) I'm very excited, I feel good. I'm really appreciating being at a satellite campus of the college. It's nice to walk down the hall and know everyone and not feel like it's so big that I'm a nobody. I'm not sure about weight, I believe I'm down three pounds but that could definitely just be water weight. Hope everyone is rocking their New Year. Just because it's the end of the month doesn't mean you can let things slide! :D
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Happy New Year everyone! We made it past week one. My resolutions are proving to be harder than I thought and I could list all kinds of excuses as to why but the core of it comes down to lack of effort on my part, which I don't mind owning up to. Nothing like a good reality check :)
Things have been busy, I'm doing some major crafting for the girls birthdays at the end of the month, school started this week but its been blizzard weather so most of the roads, schools and businesses are closed. I'm also trying to support a family I know through the death of a loved one (not the ones that I mentioned late last year, however they seem to be doing better). It's been crazy. :)
I have been trying to get in as much activity as possible, I joined in a plank challenge with a group of mom friends that I have but I seem to forget about those kinds of things after a few days lol. Absent minded mom-ness :) I'm trying to hone in my eating but it's been a challenge, my sugary-food intake is up again and I need to clear some stuff out of the house.
It's nice to see so many people on here reaching their goals and putting in the effort, very inspirational!
Monday, December 30, 2013
Well I made it to a cycling class today. It was a lot more than I expected it to be, and I have way more respect for people who go to "spin classes". It was sweaty, and surprisingly quiet, and I discovered more about myself (as I'm finding to be a common occurrence during the weight-loss journey.)
The minimum four things you will need to bring to a cycling class, should you choose to do one :)
1. A towel. Or two. Hand towel size. Not big bath towels. One to put over the handle bars because your sweaty forearms will get slippery and your palms will need somewhere to wipe quickly, also to wipe your forehead neck and shoulders. The second in case the first one soaks through.
2. A tank top. Don't be that person in the sweater. You will be hot and sweaty and will need the breathing room. Even if you normally work out in a t-shirt (like I do), you will benefit greatly. Don't be self-conscious. :)
3. Water. Sip throughout. Very important to keep energy up.
4. Perseverance. This is the most important thing you will need. Bring it, and bring all of it. Push yourself through and amaze yourself.
Final thought: I'm going to do another. I've signed up to do a charity event for cycling and I need the practice. However, I don't think after that I'd be a regular there. Just not my cup of tea.
I hope I can walk tomorrow. lol
Monday, December 23, 2013
Hello. Today is a very calm day for us. Well it's planned to be anyways lol.
This last weekend was my final with the company I've been with for 2.5 years. In two weeks I start school. I'm quite nervous but I'm also excited. I've been in contact with two people that I might have a shot at apprenticing with; both are very nice, educated and patient. But it's still nerve racking lol.
Yesterday I went to the gym as well. I went on the tread mill, almost for the first time. Well for a real run, at least. I did about 20 minutes of intervals, between 2,4 and 6. No crazy incline. It felt good. But it was weird, I kept thinking I was going to run face first into the control board, and then remembered that the conveyor keeps me back. I also did some sets upstairs in the "wellness center" (weight room). That's the first time I've been up there on my own. I look forward to going back again sometime soon.
Merry Christmas everyone!
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