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Body Pump! What?

Monday, March 04, 2013

Today I began a new journey. I have been trying to get to this point for the last 10 years. Knowing what I need to do but actually doing it has been my stumbling block. So many excuses and stresses have played the role of getting in my way. I have found myself caring for everyone else but myself. But realizing the effect it is having on my health, putting it off is no longer an option. It is not easy to face my fears. It is not easy to be embarrased of how my body and appearance looks. It is not easy for me to be in a social gathering. My DD has continued to be concerned about me and encouraged me to join a gym. I have been fighting the thought of it for years as well. I have not been able to reach out of my comfort zone. This is huge for me. But today I took the leap of faith. On Friday I had toured the gym. I figured maybe being on the treadmill and eliptical was something I could deal with. Little did I know that my partner, my DD had another plan! I gave her a look of...you've got to kidding me. Today I went to my first class of Body Pump....definitely pumped my body alright! I have NEVER done that kind of a workout. Not only was I able to do all the aerobic activity, but lifted weights above my head as well. I was able to stick with the whole 1 hour class. Then we went off to do the treadmill for 15 min.
until we had to go. I totally enjoyed the encouraging musical workout beats
and with the trainer constantly shouting out each movement, it wasn't as bad an experience as I had envisioned it to be. The class is Mon, Wed & TGIF!
Some moves they modified for me due to my recent injuries. I did have some slight balance issues and dizziness and fell. Thank goodness we were all in a row and I didn't get stuck up front. Talk about this whole venture being "Humbling" for oneself! But I am going to prove to "ME" that I CAN DO THIS! I GOT IT! I HAVE ARRIVED...I AM IN CONTROL!
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Take a Bow, I am very proud of you LYnda. To face those fears and go above and beyond what you planned on is a Huge bonus and Success, emoticon emoticon emoticon YOU GO GIRL GO, They Pumped you up!
    emoticon Diana
    1922 days ago
    Lynda I am so happy for you! We are going to take charge now before we are too old to do anything about our health situations!

    You have done so much for so many it is time to do for yourself!

    Way to go!
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    1934 days ago
    Oh I am so very happy for you......and I KNEW you could do it and thank God for DD that gave you the "PUSH" that you needed. When we had Curves here in town, my sister and I joined and I thoroughly loved it and looked forward to it too and got results from it.......but atlas, the price of gas kept inching up and I and obvioulsy other members were not financially able to continue and the place closed but opened in the next town across the river. They woo-ed me and others but no money is no money in any language and eventually that place too closed up. So exercising since then has been up to me.............not good at it!!!! So once I get the GREEN light to forge ahead I hope I can count on you to kick my butt in the right direction??? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1934 days ago
    You are there and are in control! emoticon
    1934 days ago
    Oh Lynda --- how exciting!!! Aren't daughters just the best for pushing us to do the things they know we can do -- when we think we can't? Stick with this my friend and you'll be one sexy mama!!

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  • FROSTY99
    emoticon I am so happy for you. Keep that enthusiasm going girlfriend. I pray tomorrow you aren't sore as it sounds like it was pretty intense. What a great way to jump right into things.
    I managed to get my 10,000 steps today-1st time in several days. The rehab facility Bill is going to is right next to my gym so I will have no excuse to not workout while he is in there!
    We can do this buddy-we can, we can, we can.


    1934 days ago
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