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Spin, Spin Sugar!

It’s been a while, but I didn’t have much new to report. For the past week I have been making a serious effort to get things back in order in both diet and exercise. Memorial Day weekend was a time of over-indulgence … so I pulled it together this short week. I did Zumba Tuesday, cardio and a lifting class Wednesday, and tried a cycling class yesterday. This morning – weight loss officially recorded! So happy to be back on track and getting closer to that ultimate goal. I am on the road next week, so it is going to be a challenge to stay on track, but I don’t want to lose this momentum. Only three weeks until Mexico!

Trying the spin class yesterday was a HUGE accomplishment in my book. It was certainly a hurdle I wasn’t sure I was ready to tackle … not to mention I decided to do it sort of on a whim. I guess that shouldn’t be surprising. I do many things on a whim! Anyway, I have always been VERY intimidated by cycling classes. I never felt fit enough to try it. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen in that dark room, but I definitely couldn’t see myself trying to stand up and sit down on that bike in a tiny room full of very fit people. I have avoided trying the class for years because I just didn’t think I would be able to do it and keep up.

Thankfully, yesterday the instructor was fantastic. I went in early and she helped me set up my bike. She was very encouraging, mentioning that she’s had a lot of new people in the last week. Only five other people joined the class, so it wasn’t packed – not sure if that was a plus or not, but I didn’t mind it. At the outset she said that cycling classes are great because you can totally modify things to go at your own pace and resistance. She also said that she would be surprised if I could keep up … and that I should not worry. So, off we went. And, I am really proud of the fact that I DID keep up throughout the class. The hardest track was the jumps toward the end of the class. I didn’t love the sitting and standing repeatedly so rapidly. Otherwise, I think I did really well. The instructor mentioned that she thought so too at the end!

So, fear = tackled. I am just so happy that I finally feel fit enough to try just about anything!

OH! And FitBit update: I am obsessed with that thing! I have reached 10,000 every single day! Soon I will up my goal to 12,500. Maybe that will be June’s challenge. I am on the road a lot, so we shall see!

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