"Don't be disappointed. You were way healthy this week, so whatever that machine tells you does not define your worth. Also, you've been mega freaking bloated the last couple of days, so take that into account, Self".
Also, I did strength training yesterday. Does anyone else notice that? If I do tons of cardio- the scale goes down the next day, but when I pick things up & put them down for an hour, the next day the scale goes up. Do muscles... like.. retain water or something after a hard work out?
If someone could please look that up for me, that would be appreciated.
Anyway, while 125 wasn't my ideal- I wasn't devastated or anything. I have been feeling sluggish this week. And you know what- I was 125 lbs the day I graduated high school. I'm sure there are plenty of people who would be thrilled to be the weight they were when they graduated high school ten years later.
OK, so let's talk about something else now. Namely, a fitness studio called Beyond Fit. I've mentioned them a couple of times before.I had been waiting to write a "Spotlight On" until I'd gone more, but yesterday I was just so blown away by their customer service that I just have to show some love!
So, last night I had signed up for the "Cardio Fit + Core Fit" class and when I got there the previous class was finishing up & as it turned out- I was the only one that had made it to that class!
Oh, great. This is going to be really awkward-town, I thought. But it really, really wasn't! Chad, one of the coaches & owner was all like "are you okay going at it alone?". I totally gave him an out. I would not have been offended at all if he would have gone home early, but instead- I got my own class!
Dude. Dude. No, seriously dude. What a freaking work out. I kind of thought I was going to barf after about the first 15 minutes,BUT I managed to keep my head in the damn game (though I am pretty sure I looked pretty pathetic. It's a lot easier to deal with looking pathetic when there are others in the class)
The work out was a circuit. I love circuit workouts because of my small attention span. If I do something for too long I'll get really bored. Believe me, I was not bored with this one. There were 4 stations. Each station had two work outs. You did 10 of each workout & stayed at that station for 6 minutes. Do you follow? It doesn't really matter. I was a gross sweaty mess by minute 3 is really all you need to know. Like, sweat kept getting caught up in my eyelashes & making me wink & blink all weird. Does this mean I should start wearing sweatbands? (FASHION!!!!!!)
Anyway, yesterday's workout. The whole thing was crazy challenging, but I think the hardest part for me was the ropes. You know, when you hold a rope in each hand & flail your arms around like a nut? I've never hated those ropes so much as yesterday. When we got to this station & Chad very nonchalantly was like "Ok, so you're gonna do forty of these & then move onto the mats" I just assumed he was joking because I'm a sane person.
"Yeah, forty." He said all happy go lucky.
Can we just talk about how this was the worst experience of my life?
By the last round I was just... I just couldn't... it was just like... I just wanted to die, is what I'm getting at.
But, somehow I managed to survive & tell the tale! I know, I deserve a goddamn medal from the government or something.
So, yeah I'm sure I'll write more about Beyond fit in the future, but I just wanted to talk about how *special* they made me feel yesterday.
As the parent of a rescue pet- I love living in a city that's so animal friendly. So, basically what I'm getting at is: GO ADOPT A DOG FROM APA OR THE HUMANE SOCIETY RIGHT NOW (STEVE). (How or why this post suddenly became all about making Steve do things he doesn't want to or isn't ready to, I'm not sure) (but seriously)
Some fun facts about my rescue dog:
- He has a Xanax prescription
- He is literally scared of shadows (if we're on a walk & a bird flies overhead & casts its shadow he PANICS)
- He is named for Teddy Roosevelt because they both have sweet-ass mustaches.
- He does not know how to play it cool when he sees another dog he wants to play with. He stands up on his back legs & tries to give them hugs. I keep trying to teach him the concept of playing it cool, but nothing seems to stick with this guy
I once saw something that was like "I got a foster dog to save a life & it turned out he saved mine". Ok, that's not true with us, because as I mentioned- Teddy is afraid of shadows & could never save anyone BUT maybe your rescue will be that for you.
I leave you with this video that Nicole posted on Facebook: