I just got home from scootering. Last night I went to sleep early I was so tired–Gabriella text me around 2AM and we start texting back and forth, knowing fully well I was going to be up around 5AM and she was going to be up around 8AM, anyway we texted for a while and eventually I went to sleep.
Like clockwork I was up at 5:03AM, WTF! I felt good, so I walked the dog came back took a shower and got ready to go to the gym. Today was TERRAcycle with Gregg Cook followed by Whipped with him also, it was going to be a tough day. Got to 19th St early, but wasn’t sure about parking so I threw it in a garage, I hate NYC parking.
Got in changed and into the cycling studio, this time I got in early enough to set my bike up properly, I had it all set, then when I tightened the resistance, the bike started making a noise, luckily Gregg gave me his bike. I’ve heard so much about Gregg’s classes and it did live up to the hype. The music was great and Gregg really does put you into a space where you believe you are riding on a road with other people. I found the class challenging, I was working up quite the sweat. By the end of the class I was in a pool of sweat, but I guess that’s par for the course. Bottom line, class was really great, can’t wait to do it again, on Wednesday, moreover I can’t wait till I am better at it, as I don’t want to let myself down and Gregg down–does that make any sense at all?
We then went up to the main studio–next up Whipped–which actually whipped my ass! 6 Stations, 2 exercises at each station and two circuits. I took it once when I first joined Equinox back in March, but since ETC kept us so busy I never took it again. Yesterday 30/60/90 was intense, and Whipped was also intense, I think I liked 30/60/90 better though, I liked the intensity and the non-stop go of the class. Don’t get me wrong, I ‘enjoyed’ the class, but I ‘enjoyed’ yesterday’s more. It was nice to see Gabriella come also, as she had to sneak away from work to get the workout in. I forgot Semantha from ETC is the one who told me about the classes today. it’s always much more fun when there is someone else in the class that you know. Even though there was no time to chit-chat I was busy trying to BREATHE!
All in all Whipped was good, again as with most classes I was so glad when it was over, I felt better too. After the class we all spoke for a little bit, turns out Gregg may do http://www.civilianmilitarycombine.com with us. A lot of people have said they will be doing the race with us, but only 6 have actually signed up which I think is good, looks like we’ll have a nice big team, now Hopefully I won’t embarrass myself as my team will probably smoke me!
I weighed myself at the gym and I was down ANOTHER 7 lbs–WOO HOO, that 38 lbs since I Joined Equinox, I knew that I was working hard all week, but I didn’t realize that I had worked THAT I worked 7lbs hard. I was so happy, I am now 240 lbs. I am only 50 lbs from my goal of 190, if I keep losing weight at this ridiculous pace I should be there by September, But I doubt that will happen!
Got home and went out scootering, I jumped on and just wanted to go somewhere, I was going to take Gabriella out to the Hamptons yesterday, but got stood up for paperwork she was behind on! Boo Hoo sad clown… : ( I ended up going to New Paltz, NY where I went to college. I stopped at Miko Sushi, picked up a sushi deluxe and went to sit by what we affectionately called the GUNK, which is actually the runoff from the neighboring Shawangunk Mountains. I ate my sushi listened to my iTunes and it was very nice, would have been nicer with company, but still better than working!
Just got back and I’m relaxing now, until tomorrow when I have Studio Cycling at 6PM with Darryl Gaines.