Well, it's been almost a week since I broke up with my flab. Things are going pretty well. The healing process has started. I've had my moments, but who doesn't?
I made it to the gym 4 times last week, even on a Saturday! That's a big deal for me. Especially because I usually have every intention of going, but never actually do.
My big setback was going to a party on Saturday night. There was a lot of beer, artichoke dip and a brownie. But I got back on track on Sunday.
This week is off to a good start. I had a Spin class tonight that totally kicked my ass. The instructor was by far my favorite. She's a high school chemistry teacher...probably around my age. She was really nice and funny at the beginning of the class, but when we got started, it was nothing short of a serious ass whooping.
Her music was enjoyable, which is more than I can say for my last instructor...the warm-up song was "Hey Ya" by Outkast, so immediately I was ready to go. I don't care where you are, or what you're doing...when that song comes on, everyone in the room is at the very least, singing and clapping in their head.
And just because I said that...here's my happy gift to you. Outkast's "Hey Ya" as performed by the cast of Charlie Brown. You MUST watch this video...it will instantly brighten your day:
So, this bright, cheery high school teacher made me sweat like a pig. Every time I thought I had pushed myself enough I'd hear from the front of the room "Come on! I know you have more in you than THAT!"
Anyway, tomorrow is Yoga and then free for all at the gym the rest of the week. I don't forsee any serious setbacks (office birthdays, major snowstorms, a giant plate of french fries dancing its way on to my desk), so let's hope for the best.
Until then, I'll celebrate small victories, and today my small victory is burning 800 calories at Spinning.
Tomorrow, I will find my inner peace at Yoga (which is much easier with my new Yoga mat that doesn't smell like toe jam and sweaty feet.)
Until then, Namaste, my friends.