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Update on 10+ a day - and - if you want to get loose - Zumba

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Day 23:
In reality my quest for 10+ a day has turned into 10+ a day minus Friday.
This means that I have successfully added some kind of athletic activity on both weekend days. This is progress!

I do most of my workouts at the gym. Love going to the gym!
As of late I have discovered Zumba.

Yes, it's been around for a while, but I've never really considered it, 'cause, let's face it, this Gringo is not very flexible when it comes to dance moves.

A couple of weeks ago though my curiosity finally got the better of me, and now I'm hooked!

I was surprised to find out that it's not just cha-cha and rumba and swinging hips. It's actually quite challenging and you sweat like a s@b. Great cardio workout!

As for the swinging hips part - I've discovered that I probably don't look any more ridiculous than most everybody else in the class and I expect to be able to loosen up even more over time. Use it or lose it, baby!

Overall, I am declaring my challenge to myself as successful and going forward will continue my streak of "10+ a day minus Friday".

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JULABELLE 8/16/2011 10:56AM

    Zumba is so much fun. You don't realize how hard you are really working while you are dancing. I'm glad that you are enjoying it!

Keep up the good work, and keep sweating like an S@B (loved that, btw).

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LALASLAND 8/12/2011 8:38AM

    I have thought about trying Zumba, but I am SO NOT coordinated, I know I'd just get frustrated and mad! My schedule's never consistent, either, so I miss out on a lot of class-like things. I am so glad you liked it and are enjoying the heck out of it! emoticon

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MARLINDA5 8/9/2011 1:32AM

    emoticon swing those hips - as you keep doing the classes you will be able to do "all the Moves' - enjoy & it is a great workout.

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TEDYBEAR2838 8/6/2011 10:32PM

    emoticon I did water zoomba and enjoyed that.

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FRAN0426 8/6/2011 8:48PM

    Congrats on finding something that has your interest in working out---Zumba. I found out ecently that the Y I go to has started Zumba. I'm a thinking I may have to get my butt to one of the classess and check it out, maybe I'll see if my friend that goes there would care to join me---then I won't be the only new stumbbler in the group.

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BOVEY63 8/6/2011 7:59PM

You're doing great and so awesome that you have found something new that you enjoy!

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MALEXANDER4 8/6/2011 5:26PM

    zumbe awesome.

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ACURVYLADY 8/6/2011 5:05PM

    Zumba is great I love it but remember to get your strength training in too zumba is great cardio but we women need the strength training in. emoticon

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KNITTABLES 8/6/2011 4:24PM

    Great job!

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CARTOONB 8/6/2011 2:57PM

    Congrats on your streak!!! I want to try Zumba, but my gym doesn't have classes.

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WALKWITME 8/6/2011 12:17PM

    I tried Zumba only once, fun too

just need to get those moves

hang in there !

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ROCKYCPA 8/6/2011 12:16PM

    Good for you - I do Zumba 6 days a week and love it. Great exercise and great calorie burner. It's a party!!!!

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FLA-1956 8/6/2011 12:02PM

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IILAAD65 8/6/2011 10:44AM

    Zumba is fun!!! I get around 5000 steps and YES you work hard but it's a fun hard.

Way to go on trying something new!!!

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SPARERIBAZ2 8/6/2011 10:33AM

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Building a new streak: 10+ minutes a day - Day 4

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

I heart Mondays :) I really do.

On Mondays I don't go into work until around noon, so I have the morning off. That's when I take a really cool cardio kickboxing class. 60 minutes of pure torture! I love it!

So today, keeping my streak going was easy.

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JULABELLE 7/28/2011 1:22PM

    Kickboxing sounds like a good way to go: gain strength and get some aggression out!

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IUHRYTR 7/24/2011 6:42AM

    What a way to begin your day! Keep up the good effort. emoticon -- Lou

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MARLINDA5 7/23/2011 12:04PM

    Wow - that is so cool - never tried kickboxing :) emoticon

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CARTOONB 7/22/2011 10:08PM

    I LOVED my kick boxing class. Ended 10 years ago and I still miss it. How's the streak holding up?

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MALEXANDER4 7/20/2011 7:04AM

    Awesome can do this. We can do this....our goals are in front of us...reaching them is what we are working towards.

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KNITTABLES 7/20/2011 12:05AM

    emoticonYour doing a great job.

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TEDYBEAR2838 7/19/2011 1:45PM

    Keep on ROCKING IT!

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Building a new streak - 10+ minutes a day: Day 3

Monday, July 18, 2011

Today I finally got enough veggies and fruits in to call it healthy. Overall I wasn't really hungry today, so I made sure that what I ate was nutritious.
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I also kept my exercise streak alive: 10 minutes.

Overall my mood was a little bit sluggish this weekend. I expect that to improve come tomorrow when I resume my weekday activities. Looking forward to it.

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CARTOONB 7/18/2011 11:00PM

    Three-day streak!! Great job!

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BOVEY63 7/18/2011 1:16PM

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TEDYBEAR2838 7/18/2011 11:29AM

    I have been having trouble getting in my Veggies and fruits,
only because I am lazy

emoticon for you

Comment edited on: 7/18/2011 11:30:22 AM

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WILDVIOLETS 7/18/2011 10:21AM

    Good job!

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BUSMOM27 7/18/2011 8:44AM

    Keep up the healthy eating. emoticon emoticon

Great job on the exercise. emoticon emoticon

Love the positive attitude! emoticon emoticon

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MALEXANDER4 7/18/2011 7:20AM

    I"m so happy for you. My sunday was like a feeding frenzy. I don't know what it is about those sundays that make me so hungry....or is it bored. I did get in a nice walk in the evening.

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Building a new streak: 10+ minutes a day - Day 2

Sunday, July 17, 2011

I honestly contemplated breaking my new streak today; yes, on day 2!

Wow, looks like I'll need some serious practice getting out of my weekend slumps.

When did my weekends start being sooo passive? When did I start being so boring? Crazy how things sneak up on you. I really need to get a life!

We went to the movies today. Saw the last Harry Potter. DD has always been a big fan. The books started coming out just around the time she learned to read. She is now 21.

And yes, I changed my mind about breaking my streak. I did 10 minutes abs and legs tonight. That's all I could muster, but it's enough to keep it going.

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IUHRYTR 7/24/2011 6:44AM

    Many of my days have been like our weekends -- blah, laze around all day. Now I have to get my rear in gear and start my own streak. emoticon -- Lou

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CARTOONB 7/17/2011 10:23PM

    Your weekends are passive? Sweet! Will you come show me how? emoticon

Good job on day 2!!!!

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TEDYBEAR2838 7/17/2011 2:17PM

    Unless, we are really ill, I think most of us can doSOME kind of exercise for 10 minutes. It we don't we just don't want to. It's a Choice.
I choose to move!

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MALEXANDER4 7/17/2011 7:21AM

    Good for you. Its funny my friend i've said the same thing....I need to get a life. Seems at this time I have none. lol.

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    One thing that helps me is having a time scheduled for exercise. I don't make plans and the time is pretty immovable. It seems silly to schedule 10 minutes, but it helps me build it into my day. Also, when you're doing "something else", it makes you sort of realize that you're probably not doing the right thing.

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TURTLERAE55 7/17/2011 1:35AM

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Building a new streak - Day 1

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Exercise performed daily will string together this new streak.

My most challenging days are Friday (very long work day), but also Saturday and Sunday, when I usually have no pressing engagements and plenty of free time on my hands, which I certainly don't spend favorably most of the time.

So my 10 minutes a day every day, no matter what, has a hidden agenda. On the weekends it is designed to get me off my couch and get moving.

Habits and routines are funny things, as we operate without giving these much thought.

Building a new habit takes awareness, presence of mind.

In this context I almost forgot about my new commitment when I came home last night. Just went about the usual; then remembered around bedtime that I still had 10 exercise minutes scheduled.

Ended up doing a quick strength routine.
Day 1: 15 minutes.

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MALEXANDER4 7/17/2011 7:20AM

    Proud for you. I know weekends for me tend to be lazy also. Not yesterday. I got in 80 min. I took the dogs for a much needed walk and got some time on my bike in the morning. Really it helped me stay on track. Now for today.

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CARTOONB 7/16/2011 10:30PM

    If you're like me, the ten minutes is likely to grow to more. You have a great plan and good for you for getting your ten minutes in!

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MARLINDA5 7/16/2011 10:20PM

    On the weekends I drag myself out of bed and do my treadmill in the morning - to get it out of the way -

Your plan is also good - to get in the 10 minutes no matter what. emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 7/16/2011 3:42PM

    I'm glad you remembered. Soon it will be a habit and you won't
even think of it emoticon

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BETHV10 7/16/2011 10:28AM

    I like your plan. I have trouble doing exercise as well, but I should be able to do 10 minutes... emoticon

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TERRIPAL1 7/16/2011 10:09AM

    Sounds like a great plan!! emoticon

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