InFighting Shape

Pardon the pun, but I’m not pulling any punches anymore.

I signed up for my first fitness class here in New York, a HIIT boxing class at InFighting Shape, which “has been building bad motherf–kers since 1995” that I found via Living Social.

It was a super-great deal, $49 for 10 classes, plus a session with a trainer. And one of the locations is just a quick train ride away from work. I’ve been kind of going out of my mind being unable to exercise in a way that I always did, though I am doing so much more walking these days.

I just need something like this for myself. I know it’s going to kick my ass, and I am so nervous, but ready.

Stay tuned …


Resolution check: September

Even though I’m not really keeping track in my Exercise Log Book anymore, I still feel compelled to do the resolution check posts.
I’m a terrible creature of habit and really want to be able to say, “I kept tabs on myself all year long” come Jan. 1, 2013.

When I last wrote, I made a pact that I was going to ban chips and fries, and I’ve really made good on it. Even though it now seems everywhere I go, there are, like, a million more bags of chips in funky flavors just an arm’s length away.

It also seems that every fabulous little restaurant I meander past has been practically shouting its availability of truffle fries on its sidewalk menu board. I say, “Hmmph” to them, and walk a little faster.

It hasn’t been easy, but I guess at almost two weeks in, it’s pretty doable.

This month’s challenge for myself is to really, seriously, truly get back to eating vegetarian as much as possible. For reals this time. Especially because I’m in the city, where a vegetarian-friendly restaurant or fare is a Metro card’s throw away.

I think I’m up to the challenge … after all, it wasn’t so long ago that I immersed myself in eating that way, and loved the result.

I’ll keep you posted, my friends. Have a spectacular Saturday!