Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy Thursday friends~I can hardly believe it is already Thursday, where has the week gone?  So I have to say I didn't go to the gym yesterday but did take Hunter on three walks, equaling about 2.5 miles or so.  This morning, bright and early I went to the class, at my gym, I started on Tuesday.  I have never done Curves but from my understanding, this class is formatted after them; we have eight stations and do four reps at each station. The reps last only 45 seconds each and the class is only 45 min.  Today's focus was on legs and I thought "oh good, this should be o.k."; huh! Let me just state that other than walking, I haven't done any serious exercise for about 6-8 mos-doesn't paint a pretty picture, does it.  Initially I thought that a gal can easily do reps for 45 seconds; let me tell you when you don't like the particular rep, it seems like forever.  Today's class was tough, girls; there are two ladies that are at least 5-8 yrs older than I am and they stay for Pilates afterwards.  Wow is all I can say.  I'm hoping that my progress won't be too impeded next week when I only do the class once; I do plan on doing it here at home on Thursday though.  So after I got home from the gym, Hunter and I went on our walk with our bff's; it was only about a mile today but, I think seriously, every little bit should help. I am being more careful about my food intake; you know I love to eat and so really trying to cut out the junk stuff-although there are Peanut M&M's in the house.  A girl does need chocolate, doesn't she!
My goal in this exercise is firstly to get in better shape-especially before biking season and just to slow the aging process.
I hope you are having a great week, it is almost over for those who are working outside the home.  This weekend is supposed to be bitter cold; I'm not thrilled because we start obedience training again-so I will just layer, layer layer. 
Hugs to you! Noreen & Hunter


  1. Well... but peanuts are a good source of protein, which you need especially when you're working out, and so ... those Peanut M&Ms are health food.

  2. You are off to a great start.

    I'm sorry your weekend temps will be so cold for Hunter's training. Bundle up!

    Enjoy your afternoon.

  3. We have a Curves a couple miles from our house. I just may give them a try. I have a treadmill but I'd like to have more variety in my exercising. Thank you for the incentive. :)


  4. Sometimes I think chocolate is a girl's best friend!!!

    Have a blessed life,

  5. Woof! Woof! My mom actually miss going to the gym (attending workout class). Our current gym is the outdoors. There's good n bad side of it. We eat a lots of bananas, it is a great source of potassium. Mom loves chocolate so she always eat a chocolate dessert after her lunch meal. Have a wonderful Thursday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  6. My MOM says nuts are good for you. So there are peanuts in the M&M's right? So there ya go, good for you. MOM does a thing at her gym called the circuit. It's a 30 minute thing with all kinds of weight machines and in between each machine you do some step stuffs. I really don't get it. I say why not go out and climb a mountain. But she says, there is not always time to do that. Sure there is I say. But whatever. Are Hunter's classes outside? If so stay warm.

  7. LOL- I had to laugh, Noreen. One of my friends goes to Curves and she has named all the machines....dreadful names...but my favorite is The Crotchripper! lol Good luck and stick with it- xo Diana

  8. Hi Noreen! This week in particular I'm finding that it's good to have friends who are chocolate and bring chocolate! :-) Good for you for sticking with your goal and going to the gym!!

  9. Sounds like you are on a good path!! Kudos to you!

    Keep Calm & Bark On,

    Murphy & Stanley

  10. Glad you have your exercise program going. It's really important to health and unfortunately it's easy to get out of the habit. Believe me, I know from experience! lol


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