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Friday, August 5, 2011

Back in the Saddle...

And no...I don't mean the kind you put on a horse.

THIS is the saddle that I was on today....

 


















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Yep, I joined the gym.  And today was my first real day working out in YEARS!

"Why?" do you ask, did I do a spin class when I haven't had a regular exercise routine since bearing my first child over 5 years ago?!  And the answer is...I'm stupid....and clearly overly ambitious...and had no idea what I was getting my out of shape self into!  No idea..

Absolutely NO IDEA!!!

I've never done spinning before.  I've heard it's great for you, and I've seen it on TV or in a movie, but I had never tried it til today.  I was curious.  It was HARD!

But I did it.  I did the whole excruciating hour...dripping pools of sweat onto the floor below with my legs screaming horrible things at me for letting them "take a break" from the gym for 5 years.  My pride was not gonna let my fat ass hop off that saddle and truck out of the room past the amazing arms, and legs, and abs of the rest of the class.  No sirree.  So I stared at the skinny ripped up girl tearing it up on the bike in front of me and kept telling myself it'd be possible for me to one day look like her with enough spinning classes too.  Probably not....but it helped me through.

I'm endeavoring to get my tookis in shape this fall.  I've been out of an exercise routine for ages, and while I'm not sedentary (since I regularly walk and ride bikes with my kids,)  I haven't pushed myself in forever...and I'm starting to feel it.  And I don't like that feeling.  So I joined the gym this week...climbed back in the saddle.

Time to shed those saddlebags and feel good again!  Nothing like taking the bull by the horns.

Here's to hoping that I can walk tomorrow though!

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