I Have Spinner Legs! Woo Hoo!!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tomorrow will make 12 weeks I've been on spark. Losing weight really is a journey from the inside out. I watched the Biggest Loser and I think I've got a little bit of Michael in me. I'm working hard and I'm making progress as quickly as my body will allow, but I'm so frustrated by some of the things I still can't do. I have horrible knee problems, so spinning is a great work-out for me. I'd love to be able to do Hip Hop or Turbo, but every time I do, I pay for it dearly. I tried Hip Hop again on Tuesday. My knee lasted for about 35 minutes and I've been paying for it ever since. It's so hard when your mind and heart is willing, but your body (through no fault of your own) is just not able. I've discovered I'm a little competitive. Not necessarily with anyone else, but with myself. I push myself hard and sometimes I have to remember that as much as I want to be able to do it all, I just can't. That is a sobering reality.

I do feel so blessed. I have so much support here on spark and in my life where I live. People have been so supportive...even my little ladies that I deliver meals too. They are so excited for my progress. I was paid a nice compliment at spinning tonight. After the class the instructor came over and said to me that she could see how much smaller my legs are getting and she can see the definition in my legs. She said I have spinner legs!!!! You really do build certain muscles doing the spinning and I could see it and feel it but I didn't think anyone else really could. Now if I could just get my belly to shrink as quickly as my legs all would be right in the world. Any helpful tips? I'm open to suggestions.

I'm at it late again, so I should really get off of here. Sleep is crucial to success! I still have some blogs to read and I will, but it will probably be tomorrow. I'm looking forward to the day that I am completely caught up! Wouldn't that be great? I just don't have enough time to do everything I want to do. I do love getting the feedback on my blogs, so thank you so much for that. I was trying to get caught up earlier today just a little and I'm so far behind I think it would probably be easier to just beg for forgiveness and wipe the slate clean and start fresh all over again with this blog. Again, thanks for all of the support and encouragement! I truly do have the best people in the world watching my back!!! You all totally rock!!! Have a great Thursday!!!
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    What a great compliment from your instructor! It's so neat when the people around us start noticing the changes! Was your son surprised when he saw you on Mother's day? Great job on finding the things you can do safely for your knees. Keep up the hard work!

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  • MSDEAN87
    Spinner legs and 41 pounds lighter. That is great you have a lot of support because you are so supportive... Awesome job and keep it up emoticon
    2867 days ago
    That's great. As for the knees I know what you mean by it hurts when you try to do those types of exercises. I still have to be careful because I have arthritis in my ankle. I had a replacement of my knee and it works great now and does not hurt. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    2868 days ago
    WooHoo to you and your sexy legs!!! emoticon
    Keep it up! I know we forget and do push ourselves too hard. Then we end up paying for it. It's hard to live with limitations! So we just have to concentrate on all the "can do's" we have.
    Well, gonna either craft or sew. It's been a soggy, damp, cold week so far. (which does wonders for those knees! OUCH! Or the sinus and allergies..ACHOOO!) But when you're crafting, you don't notice!!
    Talk to you soon!
    2868 days ago
    Woot! Keep it up.
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    That is great news! Spinner legs! You are doing it!
    It is unfortunate that it seems the last place for weight and inches to come off is the waist for women. I lost two bra sizes before I finally started getting it off in the waist. You can at least tone it there by doing serious situps (not crunches). Sparks has an article on the proper technique. Most people do crunches, and that is just using momentum, and quite often their hands pulling themselves up. A proper sit up you will feel it right in your abdomen right away.
    Another thing you can try that doesn't hurt the knees is water jogging. Getting a flotation belt on, going into the deep end of the people and jogging. Unlike swimming, you propel your whole body forward upright, much harder.
    Keep up the great work!!
    2868 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    Congrats on the wonderful success. Yes, you are competitive. You push yourself and I think you enjoy that.

    Again, congrats!
    2868 days ago
    I understand your pain! I was doing stairs as part of my walk, but my right hip started really hurting me so I am laying off the stairs and just doing the walking. It was hurting while I was sleeping and that's not good. I am very proud of you for your spinning progress and the weight loss! it really makes a difference when your clothes fit well and you look so great! All your hard work is paying off. emoticon emoticon emoticon hugs..Sharon
    2868 days ago
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