No weight gain!!!
The Christmas season came and went and I managed to not gain any weight. I didn’t lose any, either.
This is a hard time of the year to follow any type of weight loss plan. I feel successful for not gaining any weight. Portion control was my key: sampling everything, but only in small portions.
It was a busy season, but I still managed to work out at times, not as much as I would have liked to but still maintained some type of rhythm. When I did work out, it felt really good afterwards, like I really needed it.
To mix up some of my exercise routines, we got snow shoes and went snowshoeing. It was a neat experience being outside enjoying nature. If you haven’t ever tried it, you really are missing out. It is different than cross country skiing. I think it is easier, but still a great way to get active outdoors.
And then Saturday January 5 arrived…. Live Fit 6-Pack Kick-Off Day!
The night before, I was filled with a lot of trepidation as I packed my duffel bag. I was tense. At one point, I told myself that I was being too serious and that I should loosen up and enjoy this experience. I want to just give it my best and have fun doing it.
The big day was finally here. That morning, I felt relaxed and ready for anything the LiveFit staff was going to put me through. The staff was well prepared and presented an excellent program.
I heard some very encouraging stories from average people just like me. These wonderful stories help me realize that, if I put my mind to it, I to can complete this triathlon. I met some great people and hopefully made some new friends.
I couldn’t help but notice that I was the most senior of the group, but that’s OK — we will see if the rest of the group can keep up! I did survive the morning spin class workout… barely. The afternoon workout was tough and I needed ibuprofen afterwards. I didn’t think I was going to finish the workout. Ouch!
I fear the one-on-one sessions later this week. I am excited in strange kind of way to get started and test myself and see what I can do. I am now even more committed to being a success story come June 2. Cheer me on!
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