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Workout Classes

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Step, one, two, three, turn. Zumba, Step, Belly Dancing - Oh My.

I love my classes, as much as anyone can love a workout class. It's a force feed workout. Go here. Do this. Jump. How High? The music. The energy. It can all carry us away. Sending us to a world of euphoria as we twist, bend and pump it up. The daily question is: Will I set the gym on fire and let it burn or let is simmer?

Step, one, two, three, turn. Tonight I'll set the gym on fire & let it burn.

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ABB698 3/10/2011 1:09AM

    You're so hot you're SMOKIN Girlie! emoticon

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WILD22 3/9/2011 5:53PM

    You are a champion!! Let them fires burn!


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BEXTRESS27 3/9/2011 3:01PM

    Burn, baby, burn!!! emoticon

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LADYBELL 3/9/2011 2:57PM


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Sometimes learning can be uncomfortable ...

Monday, March 07, 2011

I learned a few things about myself this weekend.

1) I love good food done right.
2) My passion for cooking is being wasted on a daily basis.
3) I love to eat good food done right.
4) I workout hard.
5) Young men watching me or any where near me while I workout makes me uncomfortable - to the point of distraction.
6) I am no longer a manic trying to get it "all right" for when guests come over.
7) I finally live the line, "They are here to see me/us, not how clean my house is."
8) Social gatherings at someones home + eating = death my calorie intake. (I got some work to do)
9) I'm aware and I live in the moment, sometimes that makes the big picture fuzzy.
10) With every misstep there is a lesson, should I choose to listen.

I'm not sure where number 5 stems from but in all honesty its crippling. I believe this is why I fear running outside and why I become distracted and almost angry when I'm at the gym. I need to explore and then let go.

Number 8 is a problem. I don't have any problems going out to eat and I can say no without regret. Number 8 becomes a problem when I'm socializing at someones home and there is food for the masses. I just eat. Being aware is half the battle, walking away and putting the food down is the part of the battle. I don't want social situations to be about food ... I want it to be about the people. Their company, their stories, lives, and laughter. Next month, at my friends monthly party I shall do better and mind my calories better.

My journey is one step at a time. When I fall down, and I do sometimes, I want to sit for a moment while the dust settles so I can see why I fell and how I can recover best. Sometimes learning can be uncomfortable ...

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HORSECRAZYKK 3/9/2011 12:28PM


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MANLEYSANDY 3/8/2011 1:49PM

    I have a tough time with number 8 too! I always use the excuse in my head, well if me friends are eating whatever they want then why can't I? So, as you say one step at a time!

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KINSBAILE 3/7/2011 10:55PM

    You know there was this time last year when this very cute couple was pretend jogging around the park where I jog. You know they were on a date...but when they saw me coming around the bend...the 40 yr old slow jogger...they just HAD to ramp it up and bit and start running. Of course, after a few minutes they stopped and I would pass them again.

I was quite nervous about it at first but then had a great deal of fun playing the part of the turtle winning the race. It was funny for me to see them get excited about someone as big and old as me - like I am surely a threat to their jogging egos, right! LOL

At any rate, I find it a bit flattering now. I don't mind ppl wanting to go faster to pass me.

I hope this obstacle will not be too bothersome.


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TEDDYBABE 3/7/2011 9:03PM

    I bet you are a great cook! Keep the good work!

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KITHKINCAID 3/7/2011 1:41PM

    I get distracted by the "guy watching - watching guy" thing too. Although yesterday I think it helped me. This guy actually tried to pick me up right before my run. I already had my headphones in, was stretching out beside a bus stop, and he walked right over and tried to engage me in conversation and then asked for my number. Haha. I laughed it off, but then he asked how far I was running. I hadn't really decided that yet at that point, but then I heard myself say "six miles" and he just about fell over, he was so surprised. Once I started running, I figured I better stick to my word, and the hilarious thought of being hit on right before my run kept me distracted enough that I did run six miles!

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JENJESS48 3/7/2011 1:22PM

    But the important thing is that you learn. And then do better or work through the problem, depending on the circumstance. Just recognizing the problems is a great start! You should be proud of yourself for that. emoticon

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RUTGERSM0M 3/7/2011 12:34PM

    Some times there seem to be nothing but obstacles in the way but we tend to work our way around them, if we want. Best Wishes on your journey. Love your wallpaper.

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When worlds collide

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Cupcakes and Birthday wishes, OH MY! I faced off with a red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting and lived to tell the tail. Yes, worlds did collide.

I certainly don't want to stop living life or be "that" person who always turns down something because of this or that. I also don't wish to be the person who accepts tasty treats only to toss them behind closed doors. Thin or Thick I'll eat a treat once in awhile!

I ate that cupcake and drank a cup of hot tea - It was delicious.

I ate it, I logged it. I'll eat less for dinner tonight so not to overdraw my calorie bank. I'll work harder in zumba class too.

Today it was a sweet treat to have worlds collide! I always want to live out loud!

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ABB698 3/3/2011 11:34PM

    MMMMM....so was it YOUR birthday????

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CALIKIKI 3/3/2011 1:27PM

    It is all about moderation and fitting into your life all the things you want. Good for you!

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KINSBAILE 3/3/2011 12:19PM

    Great job! :)

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ENDUROVET 3/3/2011 10:26AM

    A cupcake is the perfect portion size ain't it??

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KITHKINCAID 3/2/2011 10:47PM

    Yahoo! I love Red Velvet :)

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HEALTHYME47 3/2/2011 10:18PM

    Exactly! There is no need for us to deprive ourselves, since this is a lifestyle change and not a diet!


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TEDDYBABE 3/2/2011 7:57PM

    Yumm love cupcakes! Good for you GF!!

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February Report Card ... March Plan

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

February Plan:
Match or better my monthly mile totals. (TOTAL: 48.3)
Bootcamp for minimum of 28 days.
Sit-ups = 10 a day for the 1st week, 20 a day for the 2nd week, 30 a day for the 3rd & 4th week.

February Fitness Results:
48.95 miles by foot (walking/running/elliptical)
1,080 sit-ups
33 bootcamp sessions
Attended 4 out 4 step classes
Attended 2 out of 2 zumba classes

I am quit happy with my fitness for January and February. March will be an exciting month as I'm going to continue to explore zumba and continue with my strength training.

Even with all my success listed above, my weight remains the same. I'll meet with Doc again this month to and see what he thinks. Although at this point I feel like I'm looking into a black hole. I do keep thinking somethings gotta give - I'm not meant to be this weight forever.

March Plan:
Match or better my February mile totals
Match or better my February sit-ups, 60 a day minimum
Push-ups on the exercise ball, 20 a day minimum
Complete SP Bootcamp sessions, 4 sessions a week minimum
Attend 5 of 5 step classes
Attend a minimum of 14 zumba classes
Attend one belly dancing class
Meet with Doc to discuss current supplement program - it's not working, again
Become an absolute task master when it comes to consuming/logging food intake

*I ran last night for a half a mile and it felt good. I stopped before my legs/feet got fatigued hoping that would help with the night cramps. It worked. I'll go slowly this month working on distance first (building from a half a mile) and speed later. I might not be fast but I have determination and I'll run again. I have plenty of time to get ready to run the 5K in June without physical complications and then the 10K in November.

Possible Rewards in March:
An Hour Massage
Mini Chair Massage
My favorite Greek Salad (NOM NOM NOM)
ITune Music

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KINSBAILE 3/1/2011 9:54PM

    You are doing EXCELLENT!!!! Keep up the good work!

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ERIKO1908 3/1/2011 9:48PM

    You keep mentioning this Greek Salad...makes my mouth water every time you do...what/where is it??? :)

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HEALTHYME47 3/1/2011 3:40PM

    Great work on all the exercise! I'll bet you are getting really strong and fit!

I like this part of the March plan: "Become an absolute task master when it comes to consuming/logging food intake".

My personal trainer told me that 80% of my results would come from nutrition and I think she's right!

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Low Tech Solutions

Monday, February 28, 2011

This is the best little, low tech, food scale. I can use it at my office and travel with it too (The scale fits inside the container for storage and the storage container has a snap-on lid. It's a great compact design!) The best $5 I've spent this year!

No more guessing on single serves from bulk items at the office. I even bought measuring cups for the office too.

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CALIKIKI 3/3/2011 1:27PM

    Where did you get this one? I have a digital at home but would love something at work too.

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KINSBAILE 3/3/2011 12:20PM

    I have a digital food scale I got a long time ago, I use it a lot now! Works like a charm!

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BIGDOG18 2/28/2011 5:28PM

  Good idea

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