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Saturday, January 10, 2009

So. You all curious as to what it is I am doing?

My brain feels safe in telling you now. I've already gone off the deep end with it.

Ella and I are Clogging.

This is how it all happened.
I signed up Ella for clogging...
We get there, and really there is no beginners class...Community ed messed up
The instructor gives her the option of taking a "crash" course with one of his best students, or signing up for the beginners classes in March.
She chose the crash course.
This means mom best pay attention, because Mom will be working hard on this at home with her.

Well, by the time next class came around I decided to sign up myself. There were other women my age there clogging...so I wouldn't be the only mom with a bunch of kids.
Somehow my neighbor and her daughter got conned by me to join as well. ;)

We learned some basic stuff. Supposedly 8 weeks worth of training in 3 weeks.
Then christmas break came along, and Ella decided that the crash course was just too much. So she and her friend will be taking the classes in March.
That leaves my neighbor and I to clog on.

Clogging you say?
hmm.
Kinda weird.
(these are things I told myself)

what I have found out...
Its a major leg workout. I have yet to see a fat-legged clogger.
My legs are my problem area. :)
I love the social dance part of it all.
I love the challenge of learning a new song every week..its like putting a puzzle together, and being active. Kind of hard to describe.
I love getting out of the house.
I love having a physical hobby.

The one thing that would deter me?
Country music.
Its mainly centered around country music.
I can't stand country music. LOL!

I actually don't hear the music much anymore.
Its mostly old country, so I can handle that.
There is rock and other songs involved, but its mainly country.

So even with that being said, I love it. I love the challenge, and the whole physical part of it. Its fun. Its fun movement.

On the physical, weight part...I am doing great. I am on track to lose that 10 lbs this year. (maybe even more).
I feel alive. I'm getting up early. I'm eating very well (healthy). Plus, I'm drinking water pretty good. I'm moving every day.

We haven't gotten into the swing of school yet after christmas break...that's next week.
I've painted the walls in my living room and entry. The color of my page.
Oh the hallway too...That's a greeny gold coffee color though.
I am loving my house again.


Well, I just had to stop in and let you know that I am alive! Ode to life is really alive. I'm livin life.

I hope 2009 finds you all movin!
I've found that moving naturally leads me to eating less...and more healthy.


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BARBARA_BOO 9/20/2010 12:15AM

    I LOVE country music.

And, as a tapper, I would love clogging as well. Don't fight the country music, Babe. Just relax and go with it. You like it. I know you do. You just think it's not cool to say so. Only a tight-a$$ doesn't like country.

Glad you're alive. Hugs and kisses.

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NATURALSOAPGIRL 1/12/2009 4:28PM

    I'm super proud of you Lisa! Keep it up! It really does help to do something you enjoy for exercise. I think I would really love Zumba - I just need to take the time to get to the classes!! And eating healthier... good for you, girl. Now get back into school! I know how it feels though, we took off 3 weeks around Christmas and last week was our first week back. Hard to get back into it, but it needs to be done!

Hugs!

Sarah


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CJROMB 1/11/2009 8:29AM

    Way to go YOU! I was totally happy to come to your page and see that you blogged. Haha. And clogged. Oh, my.

You know, I was just thinking yesterday about how I don't want to do repetitive, loner workouts anymore. I'm having a bit of trouble with my goal of burning off calories, and that's why! I figured out what I'm going to do about it, and it looks like you've figured out what you're going to do about it, too.

I love that you're hanging in here and showing up here and in your life. I hate country music, too, and I used to be in a band that played it (I hated it then, too.) We DID clog, though (only basic, and not very well.) I remember it as big fun. I used to go dancing to work out, too, with a girlfriend. Thanx for reminding me of another great option for working out.

Why is my mind blanking on the name of that dog who's your icon? Underdog? Is that it? What was his girlfriend's name.

Hugs and Happy new Year!

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CAROLISCIOUS 1/10/2009 4:37PM

    Clogging is one h*** of a workout...especially for the legs. Glad you found something just for you. How cool the way it all worked out. Kinda' like fate just had you in the right place at the right time, huh?

I went to a 45 minute Zumba class this morning and burned 450 cals...I'm sure clogging is more.

Is yer dawg in luv with yer boyfriend and yer momma drankin' agen??? (Sorry...just had to tease you about the country music...I don't care for it either!)

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250STRONG 1/10/2009 9:32AM

    I have always loved clogging, watching it anyway, never tried it. I'm so happy that you have found an activity you like. Isn't that supposed to be the magic key?

Our kitchen is the darker of the two reds on your page and we have dark chocolate stained cabinets. I love it.

I'm so glad you blogged today. I was wondering about you. :)

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ZIRCADIA 1/10/2009 8:41AM

    I'm glad to hear things are going well! :) Clogging -- sounds fun if I too can ignore the country music. HAHAHA :D

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