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Saturday, April 09, 2011


This week I finally accepted that I had to increase my movement if I was ever going to lose this weight.

I read the above article here at Spark, and was shocked to find a most startling fact: "Overweight and obese individuals are more likely to lose weight and keep it off if they exercise for least 250 minutes per week. Exercising for more than 250 minutes per week has resulted in "significant" weight loss for these individuals. "

I did start Zumba about a month ago and I kind of thought that would be it. But when I read the 250 min per week thing, it jolted me into reality.

So I have had to galvanize this old body into action. I will continue with the Zumba because I love it so, and will add other DVDs or Spark videos to bolster the amount of time needed. My only rule is if I don't like the instructor -like if they are too screamy or annoying- I can swap something else in.

So here is the first week over with increased movement, and I am a little achy but I live to fight another day.
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  • JUSTME29
    Thanks for stopping by my blog last night. I'm glad I'm not alone.

    You're plan sounds great, and I especially like your rule about the instructors. Maybe if you like the exercises but not the instructor you could use the mute button and play your own music instead?
    2506 days ago
    2512 days ago
    Good for you! I like the rule about the instructors.
    2512 days ago
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