New Challenges and A Shameless Admission
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I started Yoga and Spinning Classes the last couple of weeks.
Spinning: I like this class, with its pumping music and energy. I go at it so hard that it can wiped me out for a day or two. I must moderate my effort or I will burn out. That's hard to do for me, a competitive person with a type A personality, but I think that would be in my best interest. My reward for sticking it out for the month will be spinning shoes.
Yoga: Whoa, that is hard for me, with my balance issues due to a stroke years ago. I fell on someone in class and it was embarrassing. Some of the classes were way too hard for now. I found one yoga class that I could do (mostly) and I will keep up with that one and use some you tube videos or get DVD's from the library to try and practice at home. I think it is helping my blood pressure to at least do the yoga breathing during the day.
Swimming: I went yesterday for the first time in years. OK, I only swam for an easy 10 minutes--probably not much exercise, but it felt good.
Stay off the scale challenge: Did two of these and they have helped me not be so addicted to that scale. Probably weighted myself 15 times a day, or every chance I got.
Revelation and Shameless Admission:
I put on my swimsuit and looked at myself in the locker room mirror. I thought, "Hey, I looked pretty darn good!) I'm not ready to model swimsuits and never will be, but for my age I'm very satisfied. "Hey, me, I ROCK!" I flexed my biceps (after I was sure noone was around to see me do it.)
Conceited? Vain? Probably, but please forgive me. Just need to get over it. I was just surprised that I was satisfied for once, because I am usually pretty hard on myself and very critical.