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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!

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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    What a pretty ring! Congratulations on being able to wear it again. You are really stretching your exercise experiences. emoticon Laurel, Starfish team
    1114 days ago
    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!
    1115 days ago
    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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    1115 days ago
    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.
    1115 days ago
    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.

    1115 days ago
  • A_SIZE6
    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.

    I hope you enjoy your spin class emoticon
    1116 days ago

    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

    1116 days ago
  • EXPLORER2988
    Congrat's on the ring fitting.....10 year reunion now your making me feel old. My class just celebrated their 39th this past August.
    1117 days ago
    Hip Hip Hooray....
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    1117 days ago
    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.
    1117 days ago
    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
    1117 days ago
    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.
    1117 days ago
    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
    1117 days ago
  • JEN3582
    Awesome! I love spin it is one of my favorite classes to take. It makes you feel so strong afterwards!! emoticon
    1117 days ago
    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
    1117 days ago
    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?
    1117 days ago
    Ha! Thanks for the emoticons. I would've never noticed. emoticon
    1117 days ago
  • DALID414
    Nice ring
    1117 days ago
    Great NSV!!! emoticon Keep up the great work. :)
    1117 days ago
  • AEROGIRL1594
    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!
    1117 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
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    Comment edited on: 10/3/2013 10:29:48 AM
    Great NSV! Thanks for sharing!
    1117 days ago
    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!
    1117 days ago
    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.
    1117 days ago
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