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April Vacation 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Well, here I am on April Break. (I work in an elementary school for those of you that don't know.) It has been so difficult for me since Good Friday, almost a week ago, to get/stay on track with my calories. This always happens when I am not living on my normal Monday - Friday schedule. I honestly have no one to blame but myself. I sabotage myself in the worst ways, like making every excuse not to exercise, and every reason why it is absolutely okay to eat 3/4 of an Italian Cream Pie. Yikess! I am the only one to blame. However, I am very proud of myself for having two very successful gym trips this week (2.5 hrs each).

Today I have my Turbo Kick class that I take a the Rec Dept. It's 45 min and I swear the instructor is on speed, or maybe just Redbull ;) I like her alot, she has alot of positive energy, (which I need at 7:50 at night).
It really doesn't help my motivation this week that my sister and I got into a HUGE fight on Easter, (which happens often, she is bipolar). And of course my mother ALWAYS takes her side. So annoying! I swear I was born into the wrong family. Somehow everything is always MY fault, no matter what the situatin is. Ugh, so this week I hate them both. HAHA.

Let's see what else do I want to get off my chest.....

Oh yes, I tried a free CrossFit class this past weekend. VERY FUN! I fell in love and it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be, or maybe I am in better shape than I think ;) We used the rowing machines (which my gym doesn't have) and then did alot of interval things, 20 seconds each, then get back on the rower. Wall Squats, lunges, burpees, etc. I know alot of people that have got in serious shape by doing CF. I am talking like diesel status. As much as I would loooove to join, it is sooo expensive. I cannot justify paying $150 for 2 weeks of On Ramp Classes (to introduce the equipment/workouts) then it's $116 a month after that. Yikes! I don't think so. I am trying to save up for a house and I would rather see that money going in the bank. I can however still do alot of the workouts at home, or in my own gym (Planet Fitness). $21 a month is more my style.

I am going to finish digesting my lunch, perhaps go for a run and try a "sexy legs" workout I found on Pinterest ;) Have a good week/weekend. I am looking forward to my massage tomorrow to relieve some of this stress/tension I have this week.

MWAH Sparkies xoxox
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RAINBOWCHOC 4/13/2012 4:27PM

    I hope the family row blows over before long. It's not easy being with the family for holidays which are "supposed" to be pleasant.
I'm sure you will work off the tensions with the exercises. You certainly are in a good place!
best wishes for the rest of the month, may the second half be better!

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SEPPIESUSAN 4/12/2012 6:04PM

    That is really expensive! I keep hearing about Cross Fit, but have yet to try it, mostly because my gym doesn't have it. It seems very intimidating though, and this is coming from someone who's tried a lot of different classes..

My April vacation is next week and I get what you mean about eating being harder to control when you're not in your normal routine. Can you try to eat like you normally would during the school week? That's what I'm going to try to do.

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VERONICAVW_140 4/12/2012 3:55PM

    Enjoy the rest of your break! :)

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GOLOPTIOUS 4/12/2012 3:24PM

    The CrossFit class sounds intense! I'm lucky, my gym has the rowing machines, but I'm not sure about a class that incorporates them. I'll have to check it out!

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