Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's Official!

Today at lunchtime, Lou brought me back a bag of gummy bears (my all time favorite candy). Whenever I get them, I try to find the smallest bag possible because I just can't stop eating them. He got me a 1 lb. bag. It was ginormous. And the gummy bears were so soft. Oh my.
So I didn't open them for 2 hours, but then he wanted some, so he opened the bag. It went downhill from there. I had about 1/3 of the bag, or 400 calories. Not good!
By 4:30, I felt like I had been drinking. My vision was fuzzy and my stomach did not feel well. I wanted to bow out of spinning, but I knew that I absolutely had to go to burn off those calories! The remainder of the bag is still in my office, so tomorrow I'm going to have to put them in the break room so I don't see them. With food, out of sight, out of mind.

So after work, I went to the YMCA and joined! It feel so good to be "home". I've always been a member of the Y wherever I went, so it just feels like things are complete again. Tonight at spinning, I had a different instructor. He was Latino, and very flamboyant. His accent made it a little hard to understand, but he was SO full of energy, he pushed us hard, but also was so motivating. He was awesome, and I really enjoyed myself! Tonight's workout was definitely harder, but I also knew I could use more resistance, and push harder than last time. It was an excellent workout! The only part of my body that was sore was my butt from the seat, not the actual muscles. Tomorrow I'm planning on going to Body Pump again.

Now I know I'll be talking a lot about classes in the future, but I do want to say this: I lost the bulk of my weight WITHOUT a gym membership. And I am doing so well in these classes now because of the workouts I've done at home! The instructors and fellow classmates were sure I was going to be so sore and not be able to do a whole workout because I was new, but what they didn't realize was I have been working out at home, and my workouts there were just as good, if not better!
I believe spinning will help me with my runs because of the sprinting. I think it might correlate to runs, being able to sprint and run faster. But I could work on sprints myself at home too. I think I'm going to get some great muscle definition in Body Pump, but I've already got some nice muscles because of No More Trouble Zones! So in all honestly, yes, I'm loving the Y right now, but it's totally doable at home, so don't fear if you don't have access to a gym.

One of the questions I was asked recently was about C25K and how to tell the timing on it. I used the stopwatch feature on my iPod, and could remember the time splits. However, there are C25K podcasts and apps you can get for ipods or iphones. JJ uses these because he can't remember the time and splits.
Also, there are podcasts you can get from Nike+ if you want to start working on sprints or gaining mileage. There are so many resources out there, and though I know some, you might just want to try google!

I was going to post some of my deep, meaningful thoughts tonight, but I'll save it for tomorrow, I'm exhausted!
I just have to finish folding the laundry and then I'm headed to bed. Look who I found in the lanudry basket!


  1. Um, I just wrote a big long comment and somehow when I went to preview it, it disappeared :-( So anyway, the point of it was I know all about the sugar crash feeling. Just be proud that your body isn't used to that much sugar anymore and that's why it reacted that way :-)

  2. mmm those flavors in your hand are my favorites.. red and clear. love gummy bears and can't stop either!

  3. I am the same way with food. It is best for me if I don't even know it is around or else consider it GONE! I hate that. I quit smoking cold turkey years ago, but still struggle saying no to tempting food. Ugggghhh.

    Love the pic of your doggy in the laundry basket!!

  4. oh too familiar with the sugar rush gross feeling. yuck! good call moving them away from arm reach.

    Emma does that same thing with laundry. its like as soon as she hears the laundry door open, she runs downstairs and hops ontop of the couch waiting for me to dump some towels so she can "help"!

  5. Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoy reading your blog :-). I'm a big fan of your puppies too -- so cute!

  6. Lol, your butt will stop hurting after awhile, and after that you'll have buns of steel, I swear. After taking spin classes for the last several months, nothing hurts my hiney anymore. :D

  7. Treats are my downfall too! I just had 6 licorice babies. Don't feel bad though, just try again tomorrow!
    So happy to hear you say that you lost a lot of weight at home. That is what I am doing, only on day 2 of a walking dvd, and sort of still with the C25K.
    Keep up the great work with exercising though! You are an inspiration!!

    Melissa h.

  8. " I believe spinning will help me with my runs because of the sprinting. I think it might correlate to runs, being able to sprint and run faster"

    just an FYI - running and spinning use your legs but your muscles are used differently so just because you spin now doesnt mean you'll run any faster

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