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90 Minutes of Spin Class: Are You Insane?

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Yesterday was another 90 minutes of spin and I loved it!  Well, I kind of hated it because spin will do that to you, but I overall, I loved it.  I look slavishly each week for any 75 or 90 minute class offered.  My max was a series of 2 hour classes this past Winter.  I’m twisted like that.

If you’ve never done spin at all, let alone 2 hours of it, my biggest piece of advice is DON’T BE INTIMIDATED.  I tried spin 10 years ago and hated it (just regular hate on that one) and vowed never to do it again.  Then, last December, a random discussion with a woman in the gym locker room (thank you tall, athletic girl whoever you are!) encouraged me to try it out again.  My fitness journey had begun, so why not try spin one mo’ gin?  The rest is history.  I’m now a full-fledged spin rat ( I think I just made that up – copyright/trademark me!).

What do you need to know before you troop into that dark smelly room in your gym?  No, the one with the bikes.
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Back from VayCay and Making Plans

I finally have a few months with limited travel – time to focus!

I survived 3 weeks at World Cup without gaining any weight – all that walking and heat actually shaved off another couple of pounds despite all the food and alcohol!

Given my good fortune – I’m taking it as a sign to keep the train going and jumpstart my plans to reach my initial goal weight by October 1st.  Roughly 2lbs a week for the next 14 weeks – that’s actually pretty reasonable.

Now it’s a matter of strength, focus and willpower.

I think I can do it – therefore I will.  That’s actually going to be close to two months away from the 1 year mark of when I started this journey, so I really want to meet my goals by week 52.

My travel schedule picks up pretty significantly again this Fall and I want to be ready for the fun to come without worrying about how I look.  I’ve lost over 30 lbs already, but there is still much work to do!

I’m back!!! Two weeks in Europe and today was my first day back at the gym.

Spin class was great and the saying is true – you never regret a workout!

Working on setting new goals for the rest of the year and maybe even the rest of my life.

One thing I am happy about – one of many- having lost the 30 lbs and being more physically fit made me so much more confident on my trip that I could walk anyway and do anything and even take pictures unfettered by insecurity. I’m not where I want to be ultimately, but where I am right now is just fine too!

I’m on my journey with so much more to come!!!

Yin Yoga Weekend!

Amazing two days learning so much about the human body and learning to find your new edges while still working within the limits your bones and physical make-up allow. Keeping the body fluid requires keeping your joints and ligaments mobile and flexible. That’s what Yin Yoga provides.

Your hips may not be tight- your bones and joints may legitimately be limiting your range of motion. However, you can still work to keep the natural mobility you have, even if it isn’t as wide or as open as you might like.

Your body is your body. It doesn’t need to look any other way than what it truly is to the best it can be. Yin yoga is about your body taking the shape as suits it, not bending your body into a pose to look like something or someone else.

Love your body, know it’s limitations and keep striving to make it the best it can be!

Bonus- a beautiful weekend at the beach!

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