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With Great Power Comes Great Pain

Monday, September 20, 2010

Well, Group Power kicked my butt again, but not as badly as last week. I guess that's progress of a sort. I know for sure I won't be upping my weights any time soon; I'm glad I can lift my arms enough to type!
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NINJAGIRL2008 9/21/2010 2:02PM

    I remember one karate class where we did so much lower body I could barely lift my foot from the gas to brake pedal to drive home!

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Plateau or Stepping Stone?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Once again my weight hasn't budged for the last three weeks. But - my sensei complimented me on my kata yesterday: "The best I've ever seen you do it - can't criticize a thing." That's progress too, and more satisfying than a number on an old scale.
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NINJAGIRL2008 9/13/2010 4:31PM

    I know that feeling! I'm glad you are taking joy in your martial arts progress instead of focusing on the scale. That's a healthy attitude.

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Mixed Feelings on Zumba

Sunday, September 05, 2010

My gym offered some free trial Zumba classes so I went to one yesterday. It was fun, but I think it can get "old" really fast. It might have been better if there had been some instruction on the moves, but it was just "watch me and follow along". Some people were good at that but most of us ended up jumping around any old way. I prefer to do that after a tequila or two!
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Maybe I'll try again and maybe I won't. Karate is starting up again so I want to use my limited time for other exercise wisely.

  
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BREEZY85 9/5/2010 2:07PM

    i agree, i love zumba and i wil keep taking classes but i wish there was some instrustion with it and not just follow and copy me. i am going on my 3rd session and each new session some of the songs change same with the moves so it keeps it interesting.

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HEWIES 9/5/2010 1:56PM

    Thanks form the info0...I was wondering what Zumba was all about.

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The Incredible Shrinking Woman

Sunday, August 29, 2010

So I had to go on another clothes shopping trip. I really truly hate clothes shopping. I had no choice though since my fairly new size 14 pants make me look like a penguin now. Went to the 12's, too big. Went to the 10's, fit but are a teeny bit loose. Went to the 8's - fit, but looked a wee bit strained. It was a hard decision but I went with the 10's for now. It's good enough for me to know that my size is still going down.

I've also gone down one cup size for my bra - no wonder I didn't feel "supported". Duh - I've got to stop thinking like a fat, unfit person and get it into my head that I don't need to head for the plus sizes any more, and yes, I can challenge myself more, fitness wise. My PT had me do a totally butt-kicking session and I did it! Didn't even feel sore the next day so I'm wondering how far I can go... time will tell!

  
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PMAY0313 8/29/2010 11:27AM

    It's fun huh? I had the same experience. I am now in a size 4!!!! Crazy!
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Power to the People!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I've discovered a class that's WAY more fun than step: Group Power! I had been watching these ladies for the past few months, doing my cardio on the elliptical, but didn't really know how to get started. Last week I've finally asked my PT and after she finished raving about it she gave me a few tips. I started with the lightest weights on Saturday. Today I went up a little for some of the tracks but I still have to figure out how high I can go. No worries; lots of time. This is MUCH more up my alley as I don't have to learn fancy moves and try to keep up with the rhythm at the same time.

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TURTLERAE55 8/24/2010 12:37AM

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Keep up the good work.

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