Thursday, May 09, 2013
Well, this has been a stressful week! There is a *lot* going on at work and with my family! I honestly wasn't sure how I would react to the week.
And after attending aerobics class faithfully for two solid weeks, I began to worry I might have to miss a day this week. So far, I have not missed any classes--and trust me, I really wanted to skip last night! One more tonight, and I will have a new personal best for attendance. :)
Oh my gosh, it's been a tough week in there. We have used the balls from hell twice to work core, we have done some sideways step, regular step, soooo much arm stuff with weights, and some quality hip flexor time! Yikes!
I am noticing some changes in myself in the class. I am doing more. Last night I did 30 mountain climbers for the first time--EVER! I am also "breaking for water" a LOT less (I break for water when I get frustrated and need to step away from my bench for a second before I snap). My attitude has also *significantly* changed in the past few weeks. I don't dread the class. I look forward to it. I have a "Sure, I'll try it, why not?" thing going now. It used to be that I would watch the instructor, and go "Aw, hell no, that ain't happening." And what's even stranger is how I feel AFTER the class. It's a *serious* high! I used to go home and pretty much fall into my bed from exhaustion. Or I'd moan and groan. There was so much negativity there. Now, I usually don't focus on the bad (I do acknowledge it by practicing the bad over the weekends), I focus on the improvement. And it makes me excited! I feel like I am actually a LOT better than I was 4 months ago, and I love that feeling. I now look at my instructor doing all her crazy bending and think "Hmm... one day I will be able to do that too." And I really believe I will which is very motivating!
And I will admit here that my food intake hasn't changed super significantly. I'm much more CAREFUL, but I haven't changed anything definitively. I think I do better, but I haven't been tracking. The next order of business is getting that going. I think if I can get my food under control, I will be able to achieve my dream of a single digit size again.
And here's the crazy thing. Even without all the discipline for food, the aerobics class and working out *is* working!!! I stepped on the scale this morning, and I learned that I have broken through 30 pounds of weight!!! I am 30 pounds lighter than I was when I began the class in January! My instructor better be prepared, because she is certainly not going to be able to shake me now! I'm there, I'm committed, and I am *excited!*
I will also say this, I am LOVING it!!! Wholeheartedly! I feel better than I have in years, and I will do anything to keep this high going for as long as I can! :)