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Feeling like Regina George...


Friday, September 06, 2013

I have a quick half hour to blog before class... A lot has happened in the last two days. Some of you may have noticed my fitness minutes climbing up.

So right after my last blog I started looking up the rates for the YMCA. In my area theyíre running a special where they waive the $100 joining fee and you pay the dollar amount of the date. I went downstairs and convinced my mom to join with me, so for $3 instead of $100 (plus the $59/mo) we joined the Y.

Now I also stepped on a scale and it read 200.4. *dead silence* So apparently getting down to 191 about a month ago, it has ALL come back. I donít even know how thatís physically possible unless itís a few pounds of water weight that Iím HOLDING onto reeeeally tight again.

I also signed up for the myfitsperation.com Diet Bet team. Hopefully by throwing $25 in the pot, I can motivate myself to actually get moving again. Tuesday I joined the Y and ran around making sure I had an appropriate swim suit and goggles. Wednesday I went with my mom to work out and got in about 45 minutes of cardio. Thursday morning I went again with my mom and felt even more tired but did the Cybex for 20 minutes and a little biking for the last 10... so I barely got 30 minutes in.

Then last night my friend Erin called me asking if I wanted to ride bikes with her on the trail. She does this a lot. My butt has not been on a bike in like 2 years. So I got my momís bike ready and we took off... well she TOOK OFF! She kept saying, go faster, and youíll get faster. Turning around and yelling encouragement at me. I literally felt like I was going to fall off and pass out. Finally I got about ĺ of the way she wanted to go and I just had to be like... if I keep going, I will not be able to make it back before dark with you. So I told her to ride ahead, go as fast as she wants, and when she turned around and caught me weíd ride back together. I didnít want to keep her from getting in her full workout, I know its always hard to have someone slowing you down when you really want to feel the burn.

The plan is for me to join her once a week or so on Thursdays until I build up my endurance enough to keep up with her for longer bike rides. I can tell you today my butt, my tailbone specifically is SOOOOO SORE. An hour at a decent clip might have been too much for my first bikeride in awhile, but Erin was taking no excuses! It was a dang decent workout too. My armband could definitely tell that I was moving, and I got some ďvigorousĒ exercise minutes. Part of my problem at home may have been that I wasnít pushing myself hard enough. On the professional machines at the gym, and out on the actual trail, I was pushing myself a lot harder than I normally do.

The plan for today is swimming. Iím going to go home (since I only work for an hour today) and change, then drive back to the Y with my mom. We both publically have not been in swim suits in awhile. Iím trying not to freak out or have anxiety about it. I think thatís one of the perks of the Y. Yesterday the parking lot was full... so my mom seemed a little nervous. It was full of senior citizens doing a silver sneakers workout. So yea... I donít really care what a group of seniors thinks about me. Thereís no one really my age there at 10:30 AM (since I should really be working) Ė so it seems a little less stressful.

Thatís basically it... no major news... Iím just going to recommit myself and try to use the money as motivation. My clothes are not fitting very well, and I do not want to have to go buy another pair of fat pants. One pair is enough... I feel far too much like Regina George....
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RR1_RR1 9/9/2013 8:27PM

    Money motivation always gets me too. Im currently on an obsessive spree to get all these tutorials done since its 25 bucks a month- and use the fitness center, oddly enough so I don't feel like Im wasting money. It does work!

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SKAHONEY4U 9/6/2013 11:24PM

    If you want some structure to your swims try www.swimplan.com or http://ruthkazez.com/ZeroTo1mile.ht
ml I find that having sets instead of "swim 60 minutes" really helps it go by faster and gives a better sense of accomplishment. Love swimming!

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JOIFULJOII 9/6/2013 11:49AM

    I'm proud of you for trying new things within your program, just stay strong, and I'm sure those few pounds are gonna come off in time! I just tried some running yesterday for a mix up of cardio 25 minutes in the morning, and a 15 minute walk/jog in the evening, and my legs are pretty sore today. I normally use my exercise bike, so running obviously uses completely different muscles and my body isn't used to it yet. Hang in there! xx

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TREP13 9/6/2013 11:00AM

    "Sweatpants are all that fits me right now." Ha ha, I love Mean Girls!! I don't love that your pants aren't fitting but neither are mine. Ugh, I have definitely put on some love weight. I'm glad that your friend pushed you to go for a vigorous bike ride. I need to push myself to get moving too!
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AMETHYSTSTAR 9/6/2013 9:49AM

    Good for you! You are doing great! I know it is hard, today is the fifth day of my exercise streak and I think it should be getting easier, but it's not so much! *LOL* If it was easy, it wouldn't be worth it, I believe.

Just remember baby steps, one day and one activity at a time. Pretty soon you'll wonder what all the fuss and worry was about.

I'm proud of you!

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