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NSV - fitting into my old class ring! and my first spin class ever!


Thursday, October 03, 2013

The leaves are starting to change in my area. I love it, but that also means the cooler weather will be moving in again. It was a little chilly a few weeks ago, but then it has been over 80 degrees this week! I hope I don't get sick again because of this crazy weather!

I got my HS class ring in 2003 when I graduated. ( I feel old!! ) We had our 10 year reunion over the summer, but I wasn't interested in going. Anyone I want to talk to from school - I still talk to! There are only a handful of people I still keep in touch with. I also didn't feel like spending $75 per person.... Anyways, I used to wear my ring a lot after High School! I ordered it to fit my left ring finger. When I gained a lot of weight, I stopped wearing it because it didn't fit right. I was randomly going through my little jewelry box this morning, and I saw it! It is actually a little BIG on my left ring finger! I could wear it on that finger, but I don't want to lose it. I put it on my right ring finger & it is a teeny bit snug. My right fingers have always been a tad bigger than my left. I will wear the ring for today, but I don't really like to wear rings on my right hand except for my thumb. I feel like the rings get in the way on my right hand for some reason! But I am just really happy that I can fit into my ring again AND it is loose on the finger I always wore it on!
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Last night I took a newbie spin/newbie Barre class at the pilates location. It was really fun. Spinning was hard even though it was a newbie class. They went over everything they normally do in a spin class. They have these Real Ryder bikes that move side to side. It was strange standing up & pedaling on them because the bike rocked left and right! That was my first time ever doing a spin class. It was only 30 minutes on the bike and 30 minutes on the barre. That was my first barre class too. That seemed pretty good too for stretching. I have 7 classes left at that location. I want to try everything they offer. Trying new exercises helps me stick with the program & it also makes me work out different muscles. The spin class was a lot of fun, but my right foot was cramping at the last few minutes & my butt was feeling funky too! My legs actually aren't sore today somehow. I bet they would be if I took the 60 minute spin class though!

Tomorrow I am having a game night, so no kickboxing for me. I will have to do some exercise tonight and more over the weekend to make up for it!!! I -need- to do more 5k training. Eep!

I hope everyone has a fantastic rest of the week & a great weekend! Keep sparking over the weekend. I really need to make sure I stay within my calorie range every day - especially tomorrow night when there will be a lot of snacks & booze!

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ROCKPORT9 10/6/2013 10:37AM

    What a pretty ring! Congratulations on being able to wear it again. You are really stretching your exercise experiences. emoticon Laurel, Starfish team

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STRONGERLEANER 10/5/2013 6:15PM

    Congratulations on the ring fitting! I know that was a good feeling!

I, too, want to eventually try a spinning class. I still need to build enough strength in my ankle and unfortunately don't know if I'll ever be able to get it back to a strength capable of completing any spin class.

You're doing so well!
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MAUVEBEAR3 10/5/2013 5:53PM

    I just love NSV-they are a great reminder that it's not always the scale or about numbers but just how little things can keep you focused on your goal! emoticon emoticon

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LJR4HEALTH 10/5/2013 5:25PM

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JORDANLHALL 10/5/2013 1:30PM

    Haha as far as the class ring goes, the same thing happened to me! I wore it alot, even when I was in college, until I gained too much weight and couldn't even get it past my knuckle. I stumbled across it the other day while moving furniture and was shocked to discover it fit easily on the same finger I used to wear it on - maybe even a little loose! That shocked me because I think I was, like, 18 the last time I could get a size 7 ring on.

Haha isn't it a great feeling? Keep up the great work! And hopefully the weather doesn't make you too sick.

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LIVINHEALTHY9 10/5/2013 10:17AM

    Congrats on your class ring fitting again.

I bet it's fun trying all the different exercise classes. The spinning and barre class sound fun.




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A_SIZE6 10/4/2013 1:33PM

    congrats on fitting in your class ring. your no means old at all. I graduated from High School October 31,1995. (I was homeschooled ) and ended up graduating on Halloween.
I was glad to be homeschooled as I did not like any of my former classmates so I would not have gone to the reunion at all.

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SUEPERWOMAN 10/4/2013 1:23PM

 
Sounds like you are doing so awesome in physically challenging yourself!
That's something I need to do more of.

Your ring is beautiful. Enjoy it on those slender fingers of yours!!

Love, Ginger



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EXPLORER2988 10/4/2013 8:19AM

  Congrat's on the ring fitting.....10 year reunion now your making me feel old. My class just celebrated their 39th this past August.

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SWEETNEEY 10/4/2013 6:49AM

    Hip Hip Hooray....

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2HAMSDIET 10/3/2013 11:56PM

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KALEWINE 10/3/2013 3:17PM

    Yay for NSVs! I've been wanting to try barre classes (being a dance teacher and all, that seems right up my alley), but alas, living in a small town means limited options. I hope to do it one day though. And spinning seems like it would be something I might enjoy.

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WENDYANNE61 10/3/2013 2:41PM

    Your hand looks really slim and elegant with the ring - Congratulations! I am going to Ireland next week for my 35th high school graduation reunion! So glad I am slimmer than I was at the reunion 5 years ago! emoticon

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BATCHICK 10/3/2013 1:12PM

    I'm having my 10 year college reunion next week!! emoticon

I have never tried spin, but i'm very interested. I think you're tactic of trying new stuff all the time is a great one.

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PAULAAUTUMN 10/3/2013 12:50PM

    I went a class reunion years ago and really enjoyed it and the 2 people who bullied me said sorry.
What a great feeling to be able wear your class ring and find it is lose on the finger you used to wear it on.
Just looked up about Spinning I thought you meant spinning as spinning wheel spinning emoticon sounds interesting emoticon

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JEN3582 10/3/2013 12:32PM

    Awesome! I love spin it is one of my favorite classes to take. It makes you feel so strong afterwards!! emoticon

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LADYBIRD82 10/3/2013 12:24PM

    Great job, old jewlery becomes new again, as well as clothes that you have not been able to wear, they to are reborn. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 10/3/2013 12:02PM

    That is totaly awesome! How fun!

BTW The design on your t-shirt looks like the tattoo my 22 year old son just got on his arm. Legends of Zelda?

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FITBIZZZ 10/3/2013 11:50AM

    Ha! Thanks for the emoticons. I would've never noticed. emoticon

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DALID414 10/3/2013 11:31AM

    Nice ring

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NANCYSINATRA 10/3/2013 10:43AM

    Great NSV!!! emoticon Keep up the great work. :)

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AEROGIRL1594 10/3/2013 10:40AM

    Sounds like you are doing an awesome job! I have never tried spinning myself, and idk if it is something that I would like or not but maybe I will have to try it out once I am further along in this process! Keep up the good work!
xoxo,
Emma
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ALICIALYNNE 10/3/2013 10:03AM

    Great NSV! Thanks for sharing!

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GINGERHAWK 10/3/2013 9:58AM

    What a great NSV - congratulations! Also, good for you for trying new classes and keeping your routine interesting. It's so easy to fall into a rut but you're doing great. Enjoy the weekend!

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CAROLJEAN64 10/3/2013 9:46AM

    Loved everything about this blog.... I will have to check out the new emoticons. I didn't go to my class reunion this summer either... of course, mine was my 50th. You are NOT old, I am!
When I am going to be faced with drinks and snacks... I usually eat a protein bar before I go. They make me feel pretty full.

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