Thanks so much Alex!
I closed off the progress here as I have the maintenance one now instead but I try to check through these ones too.
Oh the love shack thing was from when I used to do pump classes and a memorable moment of doing bench presses to that song. I was singing the whole way through it (quietly of course..well sorta) which helped me get through the pain of my poor little chest muscles.
The cardio classes should be great Alex and it seems like you are doing enoug to cut out the cardio machines. No point forcing yourself if you are not enjoying it as it just becomes a chore.
Good on you and keep at it.
Oh Mandie I asked the guy at the gym about flying off the back the first time I got on a treadmill as I could see myself doing it...luckily I never have but I know what you mean about the bike. The only thing that makes that tolerable is the great kms I get to add to the walking challenge and the blokes doing weights. I too love the cross trainer, wicked, wonderful machines.