Day 2: February Personal Challenge
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Sparkfriend DASHAKAY posted new goals for herself yesterday as well. One of the things she listed was wanting to join a group class at the gym, like Pilates. It just so happens that I have a similar goal! I've been meaning to join two classes at the gym: pilates and spinning.
I keep telling myself that I should be in better shape before I sign up. It sounds suspiciously like an excuse! Yesterday while I was out, I bought a Pilates workout video. I hope it will ease some of my tension of the unknown, and give me more confidence to do it in a group setting.
Spinning. I LOVE riding my bike. Cycling is my favorite exercise. I love the feeling of the breeze and sun as I zoom past scenery on a bike trail. I lost 30lbs because I loved getting on my bike everyday after work. It wasn't a chore. I thought about it all day at work. I couldn't wait to get on my bike.
Unfortunately, now that I live in the south, bike trails aren't so easy to come by. I can't just hop on one after work and go as far as I can and back in 60 minutes. The lack of bike trails is a major bummer. On the other hand, I absolutely love the hard sand beaches around here. Riding my bike on the beach on the weekend - there's no place I'd rather be!
As much as I love riding my bike, I hate the cycling machine at the gym. I find them awkward compared to a real bike. It's one of the things that's holding me back from a spinning class, if those bike machines are as clumsy as the ones on the gym floor. Anyone with input here? ARCHIMEDESII?
Game plan for today:
Breakfast (veg): Greek yogurt, blueberries, and kashi cereal.
Lunch (veg): Black beans, rice, and salsa.
Dinner (flex): Grilled marinated chuck roast, garlic mashed potatoes, and blanched shredded collard greens.
Snack: Apple with almond butter, and a banana.
Exercise: 30 minutes on elliptical, and 30 minutes Pilates DVD with Denise Austin
Prep ahead: Soak red kidney beans for a vegetarian version of New Orleans classic, red beans and rice.