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These Are the Days We Live For

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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

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    Oops, my bad. It WAS the red jacket blog I remember. . . you were already a size small. I realized it the minute I saw your edit - you in the black jacket. Thanks for the clarification. I swear I don't know what's up with my memory these days! Forgive me all my "senior" moments please. By the by - you look amazing! That red jacket is just perfect!!!
    2758 days ago
    Well, I still have my red moto jacket I bought recently that I can wear. It's just that the black one I bought in February does not fit properly any more. I just added some photos to the post to make that clearer.
    2758 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/25/2013 6:36:47 AM
    Great blog and congratulations on a day of recognizing your successes!
    2758 days ago
    emoticon for wonderful days! How proud you must be knowing that all your hard work has paid off. Size small? Must feel darn good! I remember when you posted about buying that jacket. . .and it wasn't that long ago, so you are making great progress regardless of what the scale says. I hope you'll walk with head held high and a bounce in your step. You have so earned it!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2758 days ago
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