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I'm A Classy Girl

I think I've found the way I'm gonna get myself motivated to lose these 15 extra lbs I've put on over the last year... classes at the gym!!!

I've been going to the same gym for 3 years, it was small, classes were always packed (like you had to call at 12pm the day to even get a pass to get in the door!), and they were boooooooring. So when Crunch Fitness opened a new gym a minute or two away from my old one, I decided to sign up! What a difference! They have a MUCH better class schedule! Plus they vary start times and lengths, with a few classes starting at 6pm, which is perfect for me!

I went to my first one yesterday: Retro Sculpt. It's an aerobic and toning class that uses some light weights to the tune of 80s music, whoot! I'm gonna be sore today! I can already feel the muscle in my butt complaining. I figure if I can get to 3 classes a week, that will be 3 awesome workouts that mix up toning and cardio. Then I can do 1 night a week at the gym on my own. I've definitely realized that I tend to slack off doing workouts by myself, I was more interested in what I was watching on Netflix than working up a good sweat. At my class yesterday, in 45 minutes I had burned 550 calories!!! My average heart rate was in the 170s! Now that's a workout! So, here's my schedule:

Monday: Retro Sculpt at 6pm for 45 minutes
Tuesday: Ultimate Conditioning at 6:30pm for 30 minutes (with a 15-20 minute cardio warmup beforehand on my own).
Wednesday: Cardio Fusion at 6pm for 60 minutes (it's like a dance/aerobic kind of class)
Friday: Kettlebells at 6pm for 60 minutes (this is my backup class if I miss one of the other ones)

There's an awesome Jillian Michaels Body Sculpt class that I really wanted to go to... but it's on Thursdays when I have grad class! Boo! Wrong kind of class, since I sit on my bum for 3 hours straight! After that's over in March, I'll start going to that one and give up the Cardio Fusion since my Spring 2 class is on Wednesdays in the Spring. 

On top of the workouts, I'm aiming to get my food in check. I've started bringing preportioned snacks to work, like a baggie of trail mix. I'm aiming to get more protein and fresh food like veggies and chicken. And I need to stop snacking on crap at night! Last night I had hummus and baby carrots, so snack like that need to get back into my routine.

My goal: be under 180 by the end of the month! Right now I logged in at 184, so that's only a pound a week. I have NOTHING going on in my schedule that would mess me up, like travel or parties or anything. Gotta love January. If I can lose a pound a week, that puts me under 170 by April and my pants and dresses for spring will fit again! Then I have a cushion to get myself in better shape before anyone makes me put on a swimsuit again in June, lol. I'm coming up on the 4th anniversary of starting my journey to lose weight, and I don't want to be heading down a path again to my old self. I didn't like my old self very much, and I started slipping back into that mindset. I need to get things going again and be happy. A new year is a good time to get that going!

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8 comments:

getsveltEagain wrote 45 months ago:
Great plan of attack!!! You got this one taken care of :)
AggieCass09 wrote 45 months ago:
Great plan as always! I know you will be successful with this plan...do you have any rewards? I'm eyeballing a new bikini and a pencil skirt when I hit mine. You can do it!!!!
Bubbakristie wrote 45 months ago:
sounds like you have it all worked out!! you can do it!
Rogiefreida wrote 45 months ago:
Great plan girl! I agree with AggieCass, plan some small rewards and give yourself extra incentive to succeed. I know you got this!
ash570 wrote 45 months ago:
You Go Girl!!!!!Success in on the way!
00trayn wrote 45 months ago:
I haven't thought of any rewards as of yet. I'll come up with something though. Joining the new gym was kind of a motivator/reward to myself, since it costs an extra $25 a month compared to my old gym. But given the improvement with classes and facilities, that $25 a month is well worth it!
nehushtan wrote 45 months ago:
So glad to see you back! I remember your posts from back in the day... all the best going forward!
jiggaguilar wrote 45 months ago:
That's a great idea! Never gave the class thing a try, well except for spinning which is straight from hell! Maybe I'll try something! Go get 'em!

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