I have had a few breakthroughs this past week and I am very proud of myself.
Last week, I told you how I was not putting forth all of my effort and I said I needed to get back on track. Well I did just that! I went to the gym when I was supposed to and worked hard.
My personal trainer Barb Biltz and I got together and made out a new schedule. It was time to change things up a little and add something new. That leads me to my first accomplishment.
During my circuits, Barb started to work with me on standing while on the spin bike. It’s been a goal of ours since the beginning.
After two days of intervals I found that the bikes that are used in the class were different then the bike out in the gym area with the electronic programs connected to them.
On March 16, I participated in my first spin bike class! I did better than I expected, and Barb was very proud of me. I stood up most of the class and it’s an hourlong.
I loved it and I am hooked. I returned the morning of March 18 for my second class.
Watch out guys, 700 calories per class, times however many classed I attend is going to take me to a new level.
My other accomplishment is the fact that I can roller skate again. One of the reasons I am working to be healthy is to become an active parent. So what better way than to take the kids skating and skate along with them?
Last time I skated (2009), two times around and I was done. Not now! I had a blast being able to skate at the level I once did. Let’s just say the skating rink might be my new place to go! It’s a win-win for both the kids and me. It’s bad when they turn the lights on and tell you it’s over and I’m more upset than the kids.
I’m glad I was able to come back this week and have some good news to share with you. Thanks to everyone who didn’t doubt that I would.
— Natalie Johnson