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Back in Action


I'm happy to report that I've got my ass back in gear!  

With the new year, I decided that I'd join a new gym.  I loved Gold's but both my favorite instructors left, so I had no motivation to go back there without them.  So, I joined another place in town.  It's a bit more pricey, but I'm excited about some of the cool bonuses.  1) they offer Barre class - I've been dying to take this, so now I could take it everyday if I wanted.  2) the package I chose comes with a 1-hour personal training session each week!  and 3) the 42 day challenge, which I'll be participating in.  Basically, its extra training (3 1-hour sessions a week) plus meal plans and motivation to get back in shape.  I need it...my assessment said I'm 33% Fat - eek!  

So, I started back on my schedule on Monday!  Already I feel more energized and ready to take on the day.  I'm actually tired now at night, so I go to bed a better time (no more late movies).  However, I still haven't broken my sleeping in desire I developed over Christmas break.  Thankfully, I can get up at 8 and still make classes! Woohoo!  But, I'll get back to my 7:20 wake up soon.  Baby steps.

I have motivation to eat healthier since I'm working out...I want to give my body good fuel so I can kick ass!  

I have energy to do things around the house...I'm not being a couch potato as much.  

I feel happier too!  I hated being lazy and feeling blah.

I love the feeling of having done something.  I've gone Monday through today and I know it.  You discover those muscle you forgot about when you go to sit down or get up! Feel the burn! LOVE IT!

Tomorrow is my first day of personal training and then the 42 day challenge starts on Monday!  I'm so excited.  Let's hope I can still walk - haha!!


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