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Orangetheory weight loss challenge
Saturday, September 30, 2017      2 comments

I haven't posted in a while. I took about five weeks off from exercising after I broke the toe. Then work started, and my new job position is super hectic. I came down with a respiratory infection (pretty much every educator gets sick in the f... Read more
Major setback
Saturday, July 29, 2017      1 comments

I was so proud of myself and my progress after I saw all my stats from Peak Performance Week. Starting to actually feel like I was getting into shape a little bit. Went to last Saturday's class (the 5th class of the week), felt like crap. No... Read more
Orangetheory: Peak Performance Week
Friday, July 21, 2017      2 comments

I made it through PPW. Apparently Orangetheory does Peak Performance Week every six months so that members can see their progress. I started a month after the last one, so this was my first. I can use all the stats as a baseline to see how mu... Read more
Orangetheory: 50th class!
Monday, July 17, 2017      1 comments

Five months. I've been going four days a week since summer school started. This week I'm upping it to 5 classes a week. This week is "Peak Performance Week"...a different challenge each day designed to set a baseline for future progress. I g... Read more
From three classes a week to four
Saturday, June 24, 2017      0 comments

I've been going to Orangetheory three times a week for the last four months. This week, I added a fourth session...two days in a row, Friday and Saturday. Made it through the class, and then came home and mowed the lawn. My lawnmower is one o... Read more
Orangetheory: four months
Tuesday, June 20, 2017      1 comments

I've been to 41 Orangetheory classes now. I've lost about 5-6 pounds. Not a lot. I'm enjoying the workouts for the most part. I don't really like running on the treadmill. I hate burpees with the passion of a thousand fiery suns. But I rea... Read more
Rough day
Saturday, June 10, 2017      13 comments

So n the plus side of things, I lost another pound. Progress. But on the other side, my dog died this morning. She was 17. Even though she was insanely old, and I knew this day was coming, it's still hitting me really hard. She'd been g... Read more
Orangetheory: 35 classes
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      3 comments

I did my first 5K Sunday morning. Well, I only ran a tiny little bit of it. It was very rough terrain through woods and meadows. But I did it. And I didn't finish last. I came in 80 out of 102 in my age group, and 123 out of 155 overall. My... Read more
Orangetheory-27 classes
Wednesday, May 17, 2017      2 comments

Okay, so I've been going for almost three months. IN the last two weeks, I've noticed that my numbers haven't been as impressive. I thought that maybe my heart rate monitor was malfunctioning. I asked about it at the front desk, and they laug... Read more
OTF: progress!
Thursday, April 20, 2017      0 comments

In spite of the toe injury, I made it to the Orangetheory class this morning. After 17 classes, I hopped on the scale and took some measurements. I've lost three pounds! An inch off my waist and an inch off my hips! I started these classes ex... Read more
Orangetheory-16 sessions in and an injury
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      2 comments

I'm on spring break right now, and have switched to morning classes to keep the flow of my little vacation. This class was a rough one...she had us moving from the treadmills to the weights every five minutes. I burned 579 calories this mornin... Read more
14 sessions in
Thursday, April 13, 2017      0 comments

It's been almost two months. I have taken 14 Orangetheory classes. Had to take a week off from a respiratory infection (kids are germy...even though I wash my hands pretty much every hour, I still get sick occasionally). But here's where I'm ... Read more
Nine sessions in
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      4 comments

Survived this one...barely. I had a bad bout of insomnia last night and only got a few hours of sleep. So I was not at my best. At the end of the class I did sign up for the unlimited package. It's really expensive, but I'm looking at it as ... Read more
Eight sessions in
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      2 comments

Okay, so far I have taken 8 Orangetheory classes, and I have three more sessions before I decide if I want the membership. I have been trying to go three days a week (note to self: taking classes two days in a row is a bit rough). At thi... Read more
Let's see if this works
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      4 comments

So last week I went to a free Orangetheory class and bought a ten-session package. My thought was that I would go three times a week for a month and see if there were any positive results before I made a huge monetary commitment. Last night wa... Read more

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