I am between trainers right now so even though it's Tuesday, there was no appointment for me this morning before Step class. (I will be trying out a new-to-me trainer tomorrow.)
Man it was busy at the gym this morning! Step class was full to bursting.
After two days in a row using the regular bench, my poor legs could not take another session of high stepping, so I went back to my "baby" bench. I've already got a bad hip; I don't want to blow out my knees as well.
Anyway, today I lucked out in that the lady in front of me was a seasoned pro, and I just followed her most of the time. The other lucky thing was that there was a huge influx of new people, so we did a lot of simple patterns, many of which were repeated from yesterday.
I like repeats of patterns I have learned before. It gives me half a chance to finally get them programmed into my brain.
Speaking of which, I downloaded a couple of new apps with memory games. I thought maybe part of my problem is that I need to exercise my brain as well as my body. I'm not sure if it's helping, but at least I'm having fun and I can tell myself it's good for me.
Well, for whatever reason, I felt like today I was more successful than I usually am at Step. Whether that was simpler patterns, better memory, reaching "critical mass" in the number of times I have attended... I don't know. But today felt good.
Then I went to Starbucks for a post-workout breakfast (Egg White, Spinach and Feta Wrap, 290 calories) and the barista complimented me on my jacket. This would be the moto jacket I bought last February, when I had *only just* reached a size 10. It fit me beautifully back then, and I was so excited to be able to wear size Medium.
Edited to Add: Here is a (kinda dorky) photo of me from back in February when the jacket was new and it fit well.
Well, today in the mirror I just saw how baggy it is on me, particularly in the shoulders, and I realized I could probably use a new jacket to replace it -- size Small this time. I guess I can still keep the Medium for later in the season when I want to wear a heavier sweater under it.
But as for today, it's not time for heavy sweaters yet. The weather is perfect. Bright and sunny with only a hint of autumn briskness to it.
So even though it's only mid-afternoon, today has been wonderful so far, and I hope everyone can say the same.
Also Edited to Add: Here is the very recent photo of me in my new red moto jacket that I bought only a short time ago. This one is a size Small and fits me well.
I blogged about it at here at