Friday, July 14, 2017

100 Class Milestone at Xtend Barre

Today, I went to barre at noon and found out it was my 100th class! I knew it was coming up but I didn't know it was TODAY. I would have made an effort to make myself look more put together! HAHA.  Although I got a few intro classes last year, I didn't really attend consistently until this year. The two challenges definitely help rack up my attendance.

Since joining, my shoulder and hip mobility has improved drastically. My thighs, glues and side seats are slimming down and getting more definition. The classes aren't getting any easier but I understand the basics, lingo and choreography more than I did when I initially started. I've made such great friends from the studio.

Since we are still enjoying the benefits of summer hours, I didn't have a game plan for post work. It was a nice cool cloudy day so I wanted to run outside. I also had a bunch of errands to run before going to New York for the weekend so I wanted to do that before the Asian stores closed.

I ended up doing a liquor store run in New Hampshire. Everything was on sale and so cheap, I wanted to buy everything but I knew that wouldn't help with my attempt to stop drinking.  I came home to let the dogs out and decided to go to Best Fitness in Chelmsford to do my run.  I wanted to run 4-5 miles to prep for the 5K + 10K next weekend in Andover, Ma.  

It was a struggle. I started off decent then the volume on my phone kept muting and I got tired.  After the first 30 minutes, I switched over to a jog/run interval where I jogged 4 minutes and walked super slow for 1 minute to catch my breath. My OTF coaches would have cringed.  Oh well, it was a Friday night, I worked out for an hour and got to 4.5 miles.  I'm not too thrilled or proud of the 13+ minute/mile.  I can't be to hard on myself. I went there, ran and did better than those sitting on a couch ... right?

Oh and for meals, for breakfast, I had half of a Pressed cafe spinach, ham and onion whole wheat wrap. It was actually a burrito because it had delicious homefries.

It was a busy afternoon/evening so we went out for dinner. It's amazing how much cheaper a meal is without drinking booze. We went to sizzling kitchen in Lowell, got two apps and two entrees for under $40.00.  The food was delicious but I was mindful of my eating.  I stopped when I was full and didn't stuff my face.

Day 6
Mixed Emotions, Ups/downs but Yummy in my tummy