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Remaining positive:)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I work out because it is fun.
I work out doing things I really enjoy doing.
I work out because it helps my mood and outlook on life in general.
I work out because it gives me time to think and clear my head.
I love to sweat.

Today after spin I headed to SWEAT. The trainers have been trying something new where there are three exercises you must complete with a weight you determine. They demo the move and you complete it. After the first move, squat thrust, I knew this class was not for me. I thought there would be more teaching. I thought the coach would help us and not just tell us to work out. I have a huge concern that I am going to get hurt lift weights incorrectly. We do the workout in a room without mirrors so you cannot check to be sure you are doing things correctly. I rely on the coach to tell me what I am doing right or wrong. This class is not for me. I left ten minutes in. I told my workout partner this class is not for me and headed to the stepper:) Got 20 minutes and I loved it. I found that I am truly not pushing myself anymore with my workouts. Yeah I do a lot but I should be exhausted by the end of the day and not ready for more.
*Going to try to stick to spin classes and not doing it on my own. There are 4 classes that I can take on my own even when school picks back up.
*Need to get some more running in. I ran home from the gym and forgot how much I love it:)
*I am really proud that I left the class and did not get discouraged or down on myself for not completing the workout. There are so many other things I would rather do:)

1264.08 miles for the year!
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    Get it girl! I love the positivity.

    1455 days ago
    Way to go!!!! I'm so happy you didn't give up on yourself. You are worth it!!!
    1457 days ago
    emoticon No one should EVER 'Keep Pushing' when a Move or an Exercise feels Unsafe. Finding a different Class or Workout is a Gauranttee that you will be Able to come back the Next Day.

    1457 days ago
    Awesome for taking charge! Congrats.
    1458 days ago
    Congratulations on taking care of yourself and taking charge of your training!
    1458 days ago
    Maybe this isn't the best place to say it, but I don't enjoy working out. I enjoy how I feel after I work out. But most, I enjoy sneaking a workout into some other activity I do enjoy. Like riding my bicycle. If I can ride my bike 8 miles to the office, I get 45 min or so of exercise that I don't have to make time for. And hiking. I like being outdoors, in a quiet place, with natural stuff around to look at. And walking, particularly with a pack, provides some aerobic activity. If hills are involved, even some strength building. But no time scheduled just to sweat.

    Working out is good. Even better, working out without spending time working out.
    1459 days ago
    Good job and good thinking. Too many folks think they're job as instructors is to be a task master and to not teach! This is especially important with's all about form....bad form can really mess you up.....good form gets you strong and muscular!

    I do intervals on my helps get in some good cardio and intensity
    1459 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/29/2013 11:37:16 AM
    I think you used good judgement leaving a class where you had concerns about your safety. As you indicated, it's important to use equipment correctly and with good form in order to avoid injury.

    Impressive that you ran home from the gym.

    Great attitude! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1459 days ago
  • JANET552
    I'm glad you didn't stay in that class when it wasn't for you. Keep pushing!
    1459 days ago
    Great! emoticon
    1459 days ago
    Great attitude.

    That was impressive that you ran home from the gym.

    1459 days ago
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