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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.
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  • JENNYBETHIN
    Hey! If you think you look good, then the world will feel it with you. Rock that bathing suit!
    2896 days ago
  • EUPHRATES
    Spinning shoes? There are special shoes for spinning? (heads to the interwebz to do some research) I'm hoping to hear back soon from the spinning people about the spinning orientation I signed up for at the HealthPlex - it looks awesome! (If I don't hear back by the end of the week, I'll probably just sign up for a class and wing it, but I wanted to get a feel for what I was in for first.)

    And GO YOU rocking the bathing suit! That's not vain, that's loving yourself for who you are. emoticon
    2898 days ago
  • RUSSELLORAMA
    emoticon emoticon

    Conceited? Vain? NOPE.

    Proud? Accomplished? YEP.
    2899 days ago
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