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Da da da da da da .... ZUMBA!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I found some cardio exercise that I really enjoy. Didn't think it was ever for me but I am digging Zumba. I' ve been about 7 times now and feel like I'm getting the moves. I'm swiveling my hips (who knew they could move like that) and shaking it! I am remembering some of the steps and I just don't care anymore if people can see me. lol What a workout and it goes by quickly.

I'm in week 4 of my strength training plan. Yahooeeee. Have I mentioned before I love doing strength training? Yesterday was a bit hard but then again I did it after teaching 2 Silver Sneakers Muscular Strength classes. Resistance bands will tire you out people! I can't wait for the day that I see all the different shapes in my body and when I look in the mirror and do not see any spill-over (you all know what I'm talking about). emoticon

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CHATTYMCPATTI 10/22/2010 12:11AM

    I am still too nervous to try Zumba! Everyone loves it, so someday I will get the courage to go!

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KOREENREGIS 10/21/2010 8:02AM

  Zumba is awesome emoticon

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LEARNING2LUVME 10/21/2010 7:27AM

    I adore Zumba. There's a Zumba Lovers team here on SP that you should join if you haven't already. I'm going about 3x a week and you're right, the class goes by so quickly, and it is SO much fun!!

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Checking in w/ myself.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Since I started tracking my workdouts, I am almost done with week 3. Physical appearance change isn't quick but I am seeing just a smidgen of change in my arms. My strength is inceasing slowly and I am so looking forward to each strength training day. I love that! Cardio is not as fun but I am making myself do that also. Still using my lunch to workout and sometimes staying after to finish up w/ cardio. I am blessed to work in a gym so no excuses (well no good excuses anyway). My eating is getting a little better but still not quite where I want it. I fasted one day last week and may decide to do that once every week or 2 weeks for 1 day. Helps keep me focused on what my goal is and to bring my unruly appetite under control.



Still plugging along...

Sunday, October 03, 2010

I just went back to read all my former blogs and I must say that had I just been consistant I'd look and feel like I want to. Why is it so easy to help others (and I've seen many be successful w/ my help) yet I have ha hard time doing it myself? I'm a starter and stopper.

I've planned to: run a half marathon, a sprint triathlon, lose x weight, be sculpted in my muscles... and here I sit. I am working on it (again). I will take this one day at a time. It is amazing that I actually enrolled and finished college w/ all my start and stops to everything.

OK so no whining. I've taken up Zumba and I'm having fun. I'm weight training - using my lunch hours to do it. It has been hard for me to workout where I work but I will just have to eat while I work or eat later and use my lunchtime for my workouts. Otherwise I am just not getting it in. I've also hit the pavement again. In late Aug. I actually jogged 3 miles. I can do 1 right now but that is something I couldn't do several years ago. Well then... we will see what my blog shows in a few months. Perhaps I will be able to say "I did it this time!"


Triathlon Training March 9

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

OK today I walked/jogged and yesterday I did an 11 mile bike on the stationary bike. Both days felt hard. I shaved time off my walk/jog but it felt harder than the last time.

Mon. March 8 - Bike 11 miles 56 min
Tues March 9 - Walk/jog outside (w/ hills) 2.9 mile - 38:23 (ave. 13.2 min. mi)

Now off to do my push-ups challenge! Yippi - i-o-kia-a emoticon


Triathlon Training Begins

Thursday, March 04, 2010

I may have said it before but I officially began my triathlon training yesterday for the race that will be in early June. I have planned to enter races before and I let the time slip away from me w/out training properly and then have been disappointed in my performance.

I love my job as a trainer at the YMCA and I have the knowledge it takes to be a good trainer. My most challenging client is ME! emoticon Now I must listen and take to heart the advice I give my other clients - do this for yourself! - Myself! Work hard and you will see results (I will see results). Everyone has time to exercise - you just need to plan for it (so I need to plan for it.) Unexpected life things are going to happen that can really set you (me) back - so plan ahead to how you (I) will handle it when it happens.

The body will adapt to the demands placed upon it so do what you (I) are able and gradually add to it as you (I) go along.

One of my clients (55 yr. old male) was running full marathons 5 years ago and he is beginning to run again. Since running has always been hard for me I am always wanting to soak up any great bit of helpful info from others who are or have been so good at it. So I asked him what he is starting off w/ and I couldn't have been more surprised when he told me "I walked a lap and jogged a lap." He also told me he could probably go 3 laps w/out having to walk. This is on an 18 lap = 1 mile track mind you. So these laps were short! Now he is up to jogging 1 mile a few short weeks after starting. What an eye opener. I shouldn't expect to be able to do it all right now. Little steps add up quickly.

So here I am. Tuesday was my first day of training and I did the swim and the bike portions of the race:


Swim 1/4 mile - 15:25 min.
Bike 11 mile - 49:38 min.


Easy practice bike 6 miles - 30 min.

Here is to pacing myself! emoticon emoticon emoticon


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