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Alone and in Love

Thursday, March 21, 2013

In my last blog I wrote about being in a rut. About things having to change.

And boy have they!


My gym isn't doing it for me. My fiancée has been urging me to join a gym closer to the house. After my last blog about changes needing to be made, I went and looked at the gym closer to the house. He went with. Whipped out HIS credit card and signed ME up for two years. (Much cheaper that way)

Now instead of NOT going to the gym - which is right across the street from my work - because of being tired at the end of the work day and stressed about the doggies needing to get out of their crates, I simply go home.

Doggies out, work clothes changed, relax a little bit - change into gym clothes and go to the gym which is literally about two minutes from my house.

Oh so nice! But - the best part and this is the alone in love part......they have classes that are included in my membership......

SPINNING! I have wanted for years to take a spin class. Some of you know how much I like to ride my bike...I have never taken a spin class and now there is one offered five days a week! Last Monday was my first class.

Monday: Just trying to figure out the positions. The instructor calls them out over top of loud pumping music (Kid Rock anyone??)

Wednesday: Think I have the positions figured out but MAN is it hard, I am sitting down when I should be standing or hovering....

Thursday (today): Did every move (stand, hover and sit) without sitting down once when I wasn't supposed too! WOO HOO.

For me spinning is like this: I am in a group of people. However, I am not trying to be coordinated enough to figure out which way to move - like in Zumba (shudder - see my blog Zumba Hater). I am alone....nobody else rides my bike, just me. I compete against myself. Can I stand up the whole time the instructor wants us to? Can I do those crazy saddle lunges for this WHOLE song?



this! Each night I try to do a little better. I compete against myself alone. Nobody crosses the finish line before me. It's just me, by myself, alone and in love with spinning. Spinning and winning!

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  • no profile photo CD11997018
    emoticon I can't get into Zumba either. I'm too uncoordinated and the music drives me nuts. I'm glad you found something you love!
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    2574 days ago
    Awesome!! And it sounds like DF is a keeper for sure - he cares about YOUR health and well being!
    2574 days ago
    You've got the right attitude to succeed. The only competition is with yourself and you've shown that you can win. Keep up the good work!
    2574 days ago
  • PITUFA2471
    It was nice to read your blog, how much you have changed and how you made it. Thank you for letting me know how and how to be passionate way and how some times it is good to have a buddy by our self. I know it is hard but you made it...keep up the good work and keep being informational. emoticon
    2574 days ago
  • DEE1221
    You sound so happy! And Woot Woot for the fiancée for paying for you!!
    2574 days ago
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