I figured that Spinning wouldn't require too much coordination and it just happened to be in the right time slot. (Which, since it was the ONLY class that I could make it too, was even more of a deciding factor.)
Let me say, that Spinning work out was AMAZING. I mean, seriously - look at that picture. It's JUST an innocent little stationary bike, right? Right...until it's under the direction of a
I have lots of walking in mind this weekend. There is a local craft fair I'm going to check out, and I'm thinking of hitting up a local mall or going to Seattle (on foot) to poke around. Worst case, I can walk down to the movie theater.We'll see how adventurous I get. And if the weather keeps me more indoors than outdoors, I'm also discovering the addictive qualities of Dance Dance Revolution (even though I still suck at it).
Reality check: Every once in a while, I lose sight of how my mind is different now than when I was truly obese. Obesity is a prison. Not just in your body - but even more so in your mind. At least it was for me. One I didn't understand I had the key to all along. I would really stress out about how I looked, if I was the heaviest girl around, etc. In the spinning class, there were 5 women, the instructor, and 1 man that ducked out 1/2 way through. But here's the thing - I DIDN'T CARE. It's true, what they say. Say something to yourself often enough, and you'll come to believe it. It's how you learn anything in life - repetition. I believed I was fat, ugly, and unlovable for DECADES because that's what some cruel kids in grade school treated me as. Now, I'm in my 30s and I feel free from that. Sure, I still have the natural "compare yourself to others" every once in a while (when I do this, I ALWAYS fall short). But it didn't even enter my head when I stepped on the bike. Sure I was the heaviest. I was also the tallest, the one with the longest hair, the only first timer, etc. It's refreshing and encouraging to recognize how my mindset has changed.
I guess you can say, I finally got out of my own way.