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Starting over. Again. But that is okay. Starting weight 283.5 lbs.

I will never give up.

Monday: Drink 20 oz H20; rest, mani/pedi, join livestrong.com and check out gym schedules.

Tuesday: 550am spin class + 30 oz H2O

Wednesday: 30 minutes walk  + 30 oz H2O

Thursday: 550am spin class+ 30 oz H2O

Friday: 30 mins walk + 30 oz H2O

Saturday: 8am spin class or 30 mins walk + lift + 30 oz H2O

Sunday: 9am spin class or 30 mins walk + lift + 30 oz H2O

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I went to spin class on wednesday morning for the first time in what…a year? I seriously fell off the wagon when I fell in love. BUT, I’m working on getting back on the wagon.  My butt is sore from the saddle, but it felt great to sweat and start the day off with a workout. I hope you all are faring much better. But I will keep trying. 

How have you kept yourself motivated?

12noon: Spinning

 I’m in Hampton at my parent’s house so I headed over to a local gym and it was hilarious. The spin instructor wasn’t a day under 60 years old, and there were only 2 others in the class, neither of them a day under 55. But it was charming in a hackneyed sort of way. The music was 80’s pop (think Footloose and Flashdance) which I really liked and broke a nice sweat.

The spin bikes are kind of old though so I’m not as excited about going the rest of this week. Haven’t been out for a run yet, but got new underarmour socks and a Nike heart rate monitor to try out!

930am: Spinning

I am still in C’ville and have worked out 3 days in a row! Today’s spin class was taught by Mahogany, a rather flamboyant yet fabulously hard bodied multi-racial man who had us clapping, singing along and pushing ourselves to the limit! It was hella-fun.

My left quadracep is shredded though. I need to maybe lay off it, I need a massage.

I am soooo not eating clean…I need to get that under control. I also need to lift sometime soon before I lose all mah powwwah! lol.

930am: Spinning

 good workout! i’m proud that i worked out 2x despite being out of town.

330pm: Spinning

Wow! Amy led 4 of us (incl herself) in an inpromptu spin session this afternoon. We were aiming for a long ride 60-90 mins, but we got kicked out of the spinning studio by the Women’s Crew team who had booked it. So we got about 50 good/hard minutes in.

My arms are shredded from yesterday! Light(er) weights/higher reps is nothing to play around with! 🙂 I can feel it from my biceps to my abs and it feels good. Mikisha said today that I look like I’ve lost some. I haven’t been on the scale in a couple of days and I doubt that I really have lost anything, but I feel good!

I really am enjoying spinning/biking and Amy said she’d take me/us (Corey-the other spin teacher) out in the spring to learn mountain biking (how to be safe/where to go, etc.).

I will keep up the active lifestyle through the break by eating pescatarian and hanging out with active folks and going to the gym in charlottesville and hampton.

I’m thinking about making a book of the articles and exercises that I am seeing in all the fitness magazines I have so far. That way I can have reference material at hand and start recycling the rest of the magazine.

My biceps feel awesome! They are powerful enough to make fresh squeezed orange juice! LOL. Actually I need to do some push ups and plan on walking to the gym tomorrow for Corey’s spin class. I’m also about to look up the Couch to 5k plan AGAIN! And I think my “cycle” is about to start so I am going to try to get some good exercise in the next few days. But right now I’m off to dinner and wine at the Jones’!

645am: Spinning

 GREAT workout this a.m. My favorite instructor taught again. It was hard core, balls to the walls! And the music was good!

Unfortunately last night was a diet disaster. So in 2 weeks I have had two “pizza hut” incidents and two “sub sandwhich” incidents. LOL. The good thing about last night though was that I couldn’t finish the sandwhich, fries, wings and I just didn’t FEEL good after I ate what I did.  I slept funky, was over full, woke up feeling heavy and felt it during my workout.

So…I’ve decided that to have a physique like Desiree Ficker I am willing to go without potatoes and meat. The two times I’ve lost weight in the past I was basically “pescaterian” wherein I ate fish and seafood but no other meat. I also ate dairy and eggs which I won’t give up. I’ve decided to have 6 days per year that I’ll indulge in beef/chicken/pork: My birthday; memorial day; 4th of July; labor day; thanksgiving and Christmas. This helps me control portions, avoid sub sandwhiches and the bread they come with (except subway’s seafood sub!).

I’ll continue to eat eggs, because I LOVE them and because they are awesome protein. I’ll keep you posted on how this journey goes. I believe I can live with this for life.

I am DONE with that. I just don’t like how I feel with the dirty “fuel” in my tank. Fortunately I did get to spin class today and will lift tonite and spin/lift Saturday and run on Sunday.

I’m also thinking about signing up for the Run for Kids 5k on May 12th. This might be a good target and the route is pretty easy and I can train on it since it is close (literally right out the front door of where I work).

645am: Spinning

AWESOME class today! Amy taught again and we were dripping in sweat but had a great time.

I didn’t use my gel seat today! Yay! I’m a real spinner.
I also tried out some spin shoes that were in the studio and I kind of liked them, but kind of didn’t…so the jury is out on that!

My next issue is how to keep plugging away and stay working out 4x-6x per week and eating pretty clean over the holidays. I want to surround myself with active/healthy people and friends.

930am: eggs + bacon + coffee

12noon: banana + miso soup + tuna salad sandwich + chips

8am: RVC 60 min Spin Class

9am: Arms Circuit

645am: Spinning

615pm: Stepmill (30 mins) + Arms

I can bench the bar + 35lbs=80lbs! Cool.