Friday, July 6, 2012

Steppin' Along

Well, I've been going to step class at the fitness center on base, and so far, so good!  The instructor Melissa is really great and has a great attitude!  She has classes on Tuesday nights, Saturday mornings and every other Thursday if it fits into her hubby's schedule.  While still back in the beginning stages, I'm starting to enjoy it all over again.

A lot of people are turned off by step because of the coordination involved, but as an old step instructor of mine used to say, as long as you keep moving, you'll get the benefits of it.  I know my first and this last class I had people walked out.  I don't know if they just had to be elsewhere, or if they quit on themselves.  I can be tough, but in the back of my mind, I remember how great I felt after losing weight and being able to buy clothes in a size I wasn't ashamed of.  You have to keep in mind that 14 years ago, I was 250lbs.  So while most strive for a little size 4, I'm happy with a 10.  I'm 5'7", and with my body frame, I would basically look anorexic if I was a size 4!   Just not a fit and healthy look for me.

I also have realized that last time I lost a bit amount of weight was when I was blogging.  I read a lot of fitness blogs as well, and I really think it kept me mentally and emotionally motivated.  I know that this term I'm also taking and exercise and fitness course in college, so that will help me as well.

I'm not looking to be "thin".  I'm looking to be fit and healthy.  A good weight, with good muscle tone, and an active lifestyle that will help me with my diabetes and CAD.  I'll be hitting 40 next August, so I want to be able to say that I am in better shape than I was in my 20's, which right now, I already have a great head start on.

Keep on keeping on folks!  Have a great weekend!!

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