Sunday, March 8, 2009

New Motivation, Challenges, Ideas!!!

Hi guys,

So, I've got some new motivation, y'all!! Nothing gets your butt moving like finding out that you'll be attending a high school reunion at the END OF APRIL!!!! That's in a little more than a month!! I WILL be kicking it hardcore during my WORKOUTS and more importantly making sure I STAY ON TRACK with my EATING!!!! It's not a full blown high school reunion, just a group of friends from the same grade/same age group getting together after not seeing each other for in 15+ years!!! Exciting!! I'm really looking forward to seeing the old faces and friends and just having a good time, which I will have regardless but being a little more fit and healthy , would just be that much more fun!! I'm actually really looking forward to it! Should do be good fun.

There are so many things I want to do...

I've been wanting to make some changes to my cardio training and incorporate some new things just to avoid getting bored with what I'm currently doing and also, I think it's a good opportunity to explore new things in the fitness world, since I plan to have a relationship with fitness for the rest of my life!!!. As always, I do have to check with my trainer to make sure I'm making *good* changes. He should get back to me shortly. I'm thinking of taking a spinning class 3 times a week instead of just the regular treadmill/elliptical cardio sessions that I'm currently doing. I hear that you can burn 450+ calories in one 45 minute session!! That's awesome and also spinning isn't as hard on the knees as jogging on the treadmill. So I really want to try it out. I checked out Cycle Fit's website and found that they offer a 545am class - will work for me!!! I also want to return to my Bootcamp classes in May or so..as soon as they go back outdoors (they run the bootcamp indoors during winter).

I want to increase my flexibility, so I've decided to take a YOGA class one day a week (it's all the time I can spare) I've NEVER DONE YOGA before, so I'm sure I will SUCK for the first while, but I'll stick with it and see. I've checked out OYS (Orleans Yoga Shala) on the web and they offer and ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS CLASS, two nights a week. Plus, one my friends has already agreed to accompany me (no changing your mind MR!!!). Looks like we'll go on Tuesday nights but I will confirm soon. That should be entertaining!!

The weather is showing some signs of 'wanting to get nice'; Spring SHOULD be right around the corner (hopefully). I've really been thinking of my workouts and finding different things that I like to do and stay with this new lifestlye of mine. I know that I will be swimming alot in the summer ...I've always enjoyed swimming and it's a really good work out.

I also want to run a 5 K!!! I've had a few friends offer to do one with me. I don't know if I will "sign up" for one of those official races (maybe in the fall), but I want to be able to *RUN* a 5K and time myself. My mind has been just spinning with new ideas and new challenges I want to take on - that's a good thing, right??

I need to figure things out, make some solid plans and set some more goals to work towards!! AND THEN, COAX some of you guys into doing some f these new and exciting and possibly crazy things with me!! :)) I WILL keep you all posted......

Until next time...


Joania (2KMINE!!!)

4 comments:

weight loss motivation said...

With all you're doing I'm sure you're going to reach your goals! I'm impressed that you're doing spinning that often. I went to one or two of those classes and they are TOUGH!

Nia said...

Hi Joania, hope you get this, and you don't have to post it on your comments section. I made an eggs/spinach omelette the other day and thought that you'd like it. It's very cheap, very lean and very satisfying. I mix eggs whites (from a carton) with 1 tsp of mustard. I cook 1 onion in 1 tsp of olive oil and pour in (microwave thawed) frozen spichach, about 1 cup. Stir a little on low heat and put in the oven, broiler for the heat to come from uptop, for 5 min. The mustard makes the eggs puff up and you get a gorgeaous omelette! Little fat, tons of protein and tons of vegetables(you can add in any other leafy veg. you want)I think your trainer will approve this one! enjoy!

Joania said...

@weight loss motivation: Thanks, I'm certainly giving it my best to reach my goals...and I want to continue for the rest of my life. My trainer suggested that I spin twice a week in addition to my strength training so I don't burn out.

@Nia: That sounds yummy!! can't wait to try it. I posted it, because it sounds wonderful and is healthy and may help someone else too. I'll let you know when I try it!!

Anonymous said...

Hummm...Joania participating in a spin class. Interesting~she operates at such a high level of activity that being around her is like being in a spin class! Her bud, SP.