Sunday, February 21, 2010

I have not been this sore since fat camp!

I am not all that sore but I may take the day off from working out. A rare occasion for me.

Remember this summer when I made my own version of fat camp (well, if you are new to my blog I am sure you don't)? I was working out 3 or 4 hours a day. Well yesterday was a bit like that.

The classes I love to take at the gym (body attack, bodypump, etc) were created by a dude called Les Mills. He has many classes. They are awesome. Well, yesterday the Les Mills company held its quarterly event. This is where all the trainers get to preview all the new releases. I think there are 8 different programs. This is the first time the public was invited to come. So I signed up (for a small fee of $100 - good lord) and went with the trainers from my gym. It was held at the convention center. Why? Because there were supposed to be about 650 people there.

There were a lot of people but way less than 650. All those people were exercising in one room. And the room? It was set up like a night club. We were pretty much in the dark and there were some colored lights flashing around and smoke machines. A very interesting way to exercise. Imagine hundreds of people exercising, in the dark, all day. It was fun, but a long day.

The last class was hilarious. It was called bodyjam and it is the hip-hop dance class. It did not start til 6 at night so there were not many people left by then. In fact most of the people I went with left right after that class started. This class was awesome for the people watching. People dressed like break dancers from the 80s. And not just the instructors. And they wore glow sticks. There were also confetti cannons. Cheesy and funny. I am a poor excuse for a hip-hop dancer. Oh well, I had fun.

Body Attack (my fav) had a poster that I really liked. It said "Smiling is optional, finishing is not." This is how I feel about exercise.

This morning is pancakes and recovery.

I also must apologize. My last post was #200 for me and I asked you a lame question. Maybe I can think of something better to make it up to you. Just not today. Sorry. If you can think of something I should write about, let me know. By the way, I have been trying your suggestions. So far the winner is something called Crystal Clear. I found it at Kroger and it is carbonated, flavored water. No caffeine, no aspartame, no calories.

No weigh-in this week. I feel bloaty and fat and I think a weigh-in will make me shut down a bit so I am giving myself a break from the scale (also a rare occasion).

I want to leave you with a quote. I know, quotes can be lame but when I read this, it stuck with me. I am reading The Jean Nidetch Story (she is the creator of Weight Watchers). "Those who are successful with the program are the ones who tell themselves that they are not going to let anything stand in their way. People who say they can't succeed spend the rest of their lives proving it."

I think of this in terms of general weight loss, not the weight watchers program. But isn't true?

15 comments:

TJ said...

I remember how sore you were from your Fat Camp! lol You go girl! You are a workout queen! :) I love that quote! That scale better watch out next week! :)

Weighting Around said...

Great quote! Nothing is going to stand in our way and that's a fact!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

I absolutely love your attitude. It is so positive.

That last class you described sounds fun. If fitness centers and gyms could come up with fun workouts more people would be willing to stick with it.

Alison@waistingduxie.com said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun working your butt off :p
As to the quote, I agree it doesn't just apply to weightwatchers and it is completely accurate, I love it.
How do you like the book in general?

Anonymous said...

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cmoursler said...

People who say they CAN'T SUCCEED spend the rest of their life proving it.
Truer words were never spoken.
Oh, and I can see you being a trainer someday...
Those classes sounded like a lot of fun.

empowermephotoguy said...

Congratulations! Great work, and so motivational! It's important to let your body recover...glad to know you're letting yourself rest today. Remember, we are all wired for success. Keep up the great work!

BryGuy said...

The event sounded like a lot of fun.... well hard work fun.

Oh... and quotes aren't lame... or at least I hope they're not since I use one at the beginning of each post..lol.

wildfluffysheep said...

that hip hop class sounds like wicked fun, innit!
confetti canons are coooooool

i love that poster slogan. i may adopt it.

i didnt weigh in this week either. it would have sent me to the fridge...

Matt said...

Break dancers from the 80s LOL!

Corletta said...

OOOOO....that all sounds so fun! I wish they had one of those in SC!! I would be all over that!

Jenn said...

That's a great quote, thanks for sharing it!
Sounds like those classes are a blast! I wish I had something like that around here...
Enjoy your pancakes!

Jenn said...

That's a great quote, thanks for sharing it!
Sounds like those classes are a blast! I wish I had something like that around here...
Enjoy your pancakes!

Blossom said...

Wow, that's a cool event! I didn't know they offered that to the public. My favorite class is BodyCombat; I would like to try Bodyattack but I'm a little scared of it, lol.

forthehealthofit01 said...

Hey hey! I was there! ANd, yes, I admit, I left Body Jam early. hehe