Friday, November 13, 2015

Broadening my Horizons

Ok, so I am a bit hesitant to even write this post for a multitude of reasons, the fear behind these next few words is crazy, but...I have been doing great!  WHAT!  Fear?!?!  Yes!  I feel like whenever I get on track with things and TALK about it, that is exactly when I fall off.  So, why take the risk?  because, it needs to be taken.

Hubs and I have been low carbing life for about 6 weeks now.  It was hard at first, but honestly I don't miss the food we used to eat.  As I said in my post Low Carbing and Hemp Heart Winner, the pros outweigh the cons (pun intended).  I am sleeping SO much better (which is actually my fav thing), I am slowly but surely seeing the numbers on the scale drop, my clothes fit SO much better (I even pulled three pairs of pants out of the donation bag as they now fit again), and the most weird...i LOVE checking myself out.  If I see w full length mirror, I'm there.  I like what I am seeing.  I like the way I look in my clothes again, I like when I am working out how the tighter fitting clothes look.  I can SEE results as well as feel them and to me that is the ultimate win! 

So the other scary part of this post is what I am about to say next...only because the ;last time I tried this it was not a great experience, but I feel like I owe it to one of my writing partners in crime, Jessica Williams from The Journey, to give it another shot! Ok, here it goes...I want to try spinning!  Seeing it written out like that as a "major confession" seems silly, but you have no idea.  Well, strike that, maybe you do.

So far I have been working out steadily to my Ellen Barrett DVD collection.  LOVE HER!  I have been doing a nice rotation of her workouts, with the occasional run thrown in there and its been great.  I have been able to do it all from the safe space of my house, by myself...but spinning means going to a gym, taking a class.  Ugh!  I own it on my yoga mat in my room when I am getting my sweat on with Ellen, or hitting the pavement in my neighborhood (running when most aren't even home from work yet)...but this is different.  This is a class.  A class in public.  A class that could be filled with spinning pros and me.  Ugh again I say.  At least I can say proudly that I am a gym member...I was swimming pretty regularly for a while before the girls fall sports started up...that plan is to get back on track too abut again, even though at the gym...more of an individual thing, or fun with the kiddos.

So, I am pretty sure I am going to try it.  Jessica swears by it (wish I could take HER class, but seeing as how she is a few states away).  What is YOUR fav workout class to take?

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