About 6 months ago I started going to the gym. Five days a week. And I’ve been able to keep it up minus a few weeks here and there – like when I started school and over the summer when I didn’t have the kids for a few weeks because they were with their grandparents in Indiana. I started to get burned out right before I started school. And used school as an excuse to not go.
So, this last week I finally MADE myself go. I hate coming up with routines on my own, I hate figuring out how to use the machines, I just feel totally lost, and quite frankly I can’t afford a personal trainer. (My husband has lost 55+ pounds so he clearly knows what to do, but I hated what he made me do and I wasn’t seeing any difference on the scale…) So, I decided to try some new classes!
I have always wanted to try spinning (or cycling) classes. But they’re a little intimating. One of my friends LOVES going so I asked her for some advice and she helped put me at ease. I decided to try the 30 minute “express” class.
First of all, my booty hurt way more then my legs did! HA! That seat is UNCOMFORTABLE. I burned almost 200 calories and went like 5 miles so that was great in 30 minutes! I definitely felt a burn! I’m trying to work myself up to the 55 minute class. But I’m totally hooked! Love it! It’s challenging and I can go at my own pace.
Tomorrow I’m going to try Cardio kickboxing I think. I know I need to do something with all the Halloween candy that will tempt me! :-) I’ll be sure to post pictures of the kids. I couldn’t find the right size costume (that wasn’t $40) for any of things I thought Noah would want to be. So, we settled on a ninja. The adorable Asian toddler on the packaging may have greatly influenced my decision.
Zoe is going to be Queen Elsa from Frozen…Because there won’t be enough of them!
I’m really hoping that next year I can convince her to be something that’s not a princess. She asked to be Cinderella again this year. Her grandparents gave her a Minnie Mouse costume that was cute too. I’m trying to embrace her love of princesses … But I’m just NOT a fan. I’d even take Doc McStuffins at this point.
Wait, how did I get on the topic of Halloween? Oh and no, I’m not dressing up. I’m such a Halloween Scrooge. I wasn’t allowed to celebrate Halloween growing up so I guess that’s why I don’t get that into it. But it’s fun to see what everyone else does!
Christmas however … That is MY holiday! (Totally cliche right?)