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23 September 2009

Shred, Standby mode, and Pictures.

Did the shred today. Decided to get heavier weights to up the game a little bit. As I was carrying two five pound weights up the two flights of stairs to my room, my breathing quickened and I could feel that it was a little bit tougher. I realized this was the equivalent of carrying my own weight about three weeks ago! Even such a small loss (12 lbs, compared to where I will be in 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, a year) still makes a difference. It was nice to feel a difference when I know I won’t physically see one for another 10-15 pounds or so. Does that count as a NSV? Or just a Non Scale Realization? Whatever it was, I liked it!

The dvd was okay. I was definitely winded again, but I think it’s because I tried harder. Ha, go figure. I could definitely tell that I was better able to do/putting more effort into the pushups. And I was able to do the 5 pound weights with exception to the last strength circuit’s lunch/shoulder weight thing. Even with the 2 pounders my shoulders were still killing me. But I’ll get there. Also, my cardio was better. The abs stuff is where I need the most improvement. I still strain my neck and I am gonna keep at it until I don’t!

I did something fun for me today. I just took a drive. I got my hands on a new CD, grabbed my shades and found a scenic road in rural Virginia. I love driving – I grew up in a family that prefers driving to flying whenever possible (we live in the DC Metro area and DRIVE to Florida. Every time. DRIVE) and I guess I have adopted the love of the road. So I enjoyed the early fall day and took some pictures when I could (safely, mind you! It was a two lane road, and we were either going like 5 miles an hour, or there was nobody behind me and I could stop and snap away!) Anyway here are some pictures:




 
 
 
 
Pretty countryside.
 

 
 
 
Cutest house ever. It's yellow with red and white polka dot shutters. Friggin' adorable!
 

 
 
 
 
I found water!
 

 
 
 
I wholeheartedly covet that giant back deck/porch system.
 
 

 
 
It looks like I did something to change the coloring or what have you, but I didn't! Just somehow the light came out this way. I think it's really pretty.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
After the drive I went directly to the gym, because according to the board in the gym AND the online schedule print out, there was a Zumba class at 6:30pm and I was gonna do it! I got to the gym around 6, and just hopped on the bike and leisurely pedaled until 6:30pm. Then…no class. No one was there. So now I’m home. I’m kind of disappointed, but at least I got a little extra movement in with the bike for 30 minutes – though I was going so slow that the bike kept going into standby mode :-P

6 comments:

Christa said...

Very nice pictures:) Love the last one!

Deb said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Tiffany said...

Love the pictures too.

Sounds like you're doing good on the activity. I only have 5lb and 8lb weights, so I use my 5lbs to do shred. By the last move of the third strength circuit my arms are dead. Now I know why. :)

Tina said...

Great pics! I have to go buy the Shred DVD!! Thanks for the reminder!

Katie J said...
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Katie J said...

I had a spelling error in the previous post...

Polka-dot shutters! Oh my!

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