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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Just some random health stuff floating around in my head today and I thought I would blog it out.

Yesterday was a new workout day. I've been getting a new workout DVD from Netflix every week. Or I do a new workout from Exercise OnDemand. Yesterday I was trying a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Dance cardio DVD. I love watching the DCC Making the Team. Cheerleader dance totally takes me back to high school. And it usually goes with the exact kind of terrible pop music I adore. All in all, it's right up my alley. However, this workout was not. I did burn a lot of calories. But most of them were burned from my mocking. At one point I even said, out loud, "This is the exact kind of DVD Lorelai and Rory Gilmore would rent, not to do, but to mock." And mock, I did. But I also completed the 35 minute workout and got in 3000 steps according to my FitBit. The DVD went right into the mailbox as soon as I was done. Sometimes if the workout is really good I will keep it for another week, but I'm Miss Movin On with this workout (See what I mean about bad pop music? Shout out to Fifth Harmony!) next up in the DVD queue is a Tae Bo workout. Those always make me feel badass.

Today was a different story as far as workouts. I'm supposed to walk to the treadmill this morning. But as soon as I woke up I knew it wasn't happening. My allergies were crazy yesterday and I woke up with similar problems. My whole face feels clogged, if that makes sense. But we are having leftovers for dinner tonight so I don't have to cook. And I'm hoping that I will have more energy to walk tonight. This morning I'm just laying in bed with my coffee (I might even get a second cup! Gasp!) and chilling. Right now it's just what I need. And I'm praying that what I think are allergies doesn't morph into this terrible bug/cold that is going around. Mental note: extra Vitamin C today.

Part of the problem is I no longer have a show I'm dying to watch while in the treadmill. I was watching Pretty Little Liars but I got so into it that I was talking about it all the time and mom wanted to watch it too. So we bought the seasons on DVD and watched 345736275832165 episodes over my long weekend. Yeah. So I'm looking for new netflix shows to hold my interest while tread milling it up, they need to be hour long dramas or something with a cliffhanger that will make me want to keep coming back. I've found that that formula works for me so I'm sticking with it.

This was rambly and all over the place so snaps for you if you read the whole thing. Have a good day and if you have any treadmill suggestions, leave a comment! I would love to hear what works for you on the treadmill. Or if you have any DVD recommendations that I should try in my netflix queue, leave those as well. Have a good one!

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MOTHEPRO 10/23/2013 7:54PM


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FINCHFEEDER80 10/23/2013 4:26PM

    Oh my god, this is how the majority of my blogs go! I have crazy allergies, too, so I feel your pain. I've been on meds so long for them, they don't even prescribe half the things I've taken over the years anymore!

I usually read my kindle on the treadmill, since I go to a gym, and we're not very fancy there. No TV's on the walls or anything. But it's affordable, and they keep me coming in, so that's all I need. I've been beefing up on the vitamin C too, with all the cooties running around my office lately. One girl is out with pnuemonia! EEK!

I also feel you on the bad pop music. As much of an alternative girl as I am, I still enjoy a good dose of dancy top 40's! :) I'm a Doctor Who junkie, and there's oodles of episodes on Netflix. And Once Upon a Time is really good, too.

Feel better, and I hope you had a great day!

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/23/2013 12:18PM

    love that Netflix ... we only have streaming ... so many good movies to watch while on our treadmill .... I'm into romance, comedy, autobiographies, etc. Roc
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BEHAPPY0201 10/23/2013 11:01AM

    I don't do well with the treadmill because of boredom too. Do you watch The Walking Dead. It's on netflix if you don't mind zombies. Another idea that we really liked was Prison Break - Lost and 24. All cliffhangers. Good Luck and feel better!

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NOTANINJA 10/23/2013 9:54AM

    I miss the Gilmore Girls. Loved your blog.

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SHARONCAPPS 10/23/2013 9:51AM

  Nice blog. Thanks for sharing.

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Sunday, October 06, 2013

Just joined a DietBet. This is my second one. I was so confident on the first one and I didn't win. This time I am more determined than ever. The final weigh out is on my birthday, and I can't think of anything better than going into my 33rd year down some pounds and feeling fantastic.

You should join me! We can support each other!

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FITFRIT 10/7/2013 1:04AM

    Never heard of that, goin to have to check it out.

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Ebb and flow

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I hope that I am not the only person that seems to go through phases with fitness. I've stuck with it long enough that the basics are true habits. Even when I'm not full throttle I make healthy choices. That's how I have been going through the last two few weeks. The month of June was kick ass. I dropped like 17 pounds and felt awesome. I took a tiny break during the 4th of July and then I started working a summer camp right after that. That was last week. And it damn near kicked my ass. I was tired every day. I was making semi-smart food choices, but they could have been better.

This week I am doing much better. I have done all of my planned workouts so far. And my eating has been fairly clean. Now I'm ready to buckle down and really focus. My goal is to go back to work in the fall and have people NOTICE that I have dropped some weight.

My first mini goal was 317 and I hit it in June. Next stop is 307. Here we go!!

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VIPERSWEB 7/18/2013 9:44PM

    Good luck! Keep at it!

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I'm back, baby!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

So I've become pretty good friends with my Zumba instructor. I have been taking her classes since August and she is so inspirational. I should probably mention that she has lost 50 pounds since August and she looks amazing. So I figured whatever she's doing is obviously working. So she lifts weights 4 times a week for about 40 minutes each time. And she teaches four Zumba classes each week. So Saturday morning I went to the gym and did Zumba and then I stayed after and lifted weights with her. Sunday I went for a walk on the bike trail because it was beautiful outside. Then yesterday my Zumba instructor texted me and said don't forget to work out your arms this morning. So I went to the gym and lifted weights. And then I went to Zumba last night. I was planning on running on the treadmill today but when I woke up this morning I knew that I needed a rest day. The one problem I have always suffered when working out is shinsplints. They tend to happen to me as soon as I start working out again. So today I'm just resting them and stretching as much as possible. I might do some yoga later but I'm not sure. All of this is a really long way of saying I'm back. I'm back to working out. I'm back to counting my calories. I'm back on the weight loss train. And by the way? It feels good to be back!

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NEWFREEDOM4ME 4/16/2013 11:04PM

    Welcome Back emoticon I can't wait until I lose enough weight to do Zumba. It looks like a lot of fun.

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MOTHEPRO 4/16/2013 9:57PM

    Welcome back.

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SUSIE4LYF 4/16/2013 6:21PM

    I sure needed to read this today. Thanks!

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You Get What You Give (or It's Okay To Be A Little Uncomfortable)

Monday, October 01, 2012

I had Zumba tonight. I was looking forward to class all day. For lunch I went to SmashBurger. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Then when i got back to my desk I looked up the calories in my lunch. 1270! To top it all off and make it worse (if that is even possible) I totally felt my bad choices in Zumba. Seriously? I almost puked.

In class I always push hard. I always go all out to inspire others to do the same. I'm obviously not teaching the class but I am a leader in the class. I am the teacher of the fitness program. It is my job to get everyone else to participate and get healthy. I know people are watching me. I would imagine that is part of why I felt so sick. I was overheated and underwatered. I fed my body junk and it responded in kind. I know better.

On another note, I noticed some others kind of half-assing it during Zumba. Hopefully they were doing all they could do. But I don't think so. I know these women and some of them weren't pushing. It's something that I have to constantly battle while at work. Showing up isn't enough. Flailing your arms around isn't enough. It's okay to be a little uncomfortable! Push yourself. Know your limits, but push past the limits you set for yourself. I can honestly say that I do that about 90% of the time in Zumba. In Yoga I cop out, and I realize that and I'm working on it. I think this is going to be a topic on discussion at our next education session on Thursday night. You get out what you put in... are you putting in enough?


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