I stepped on the scale yesterday and promptly did one of these to myself,
(The memory eraser Blue Flash from MIB)
I KNEW I shouldn't do it! I have eaten out WAY MORE then usual this past week... and I also didn't teach my SPIN class yesterday, which always makes me sweat out some of the water weight. Relatively, the scale was up 2.5 pounds since my last weighin a week ago!
I just looked at the number, said to myself "Scratch that!" and walked away. At peace!
And do you know WHY I was able to do that?
ONE: because just 45 minutes earlier I was killing some shoulder and back weight lifting (following my new rules: go heavy for 5 or less reps) and saw a freaking LOT of definition in my arms that I had never noticed before (Those of you that know me, know that my arms have always been my body part that I think lacks SHAPE)
& TWO: because I was still SO PUMPED that I just finished the Kettlebell Meltdown workout faster (and stronger) then the 2 MEN I was training with! Little ol' ME!!!
The Zumba queen!!!
.... can I get a "HELLZ to the YEAHHH!!"?
(The guys even had to stand back at one point [to catch their breath] and just WACTHED me as I completed the 50 burpees. They commented on how I was kicking their @sses! My cardiovascular endurace impressed them... or maybe it just made them feel inadequate! HA!)
That's a better feeling then any low number on the scale has ever given me!
And since this weekend if Thanksgiving for us Canadians:
I don't plan on stepping on a scale again for AT LEAST 2 weeks!
... OR LONGER!
Good Bye SCALE!
I forgot how little the number on the scale means when you are simply working out to stay healthy!!! (And I alreay know I AM HEALTHY, the scale can't do anything to confirm that.... The "Kettlebell Challenge" on the other hand... is a true test! hehehe)
I'm definitely sore from my workouts yesterday... but to be honest, it's a GOOD SORE! I can still walk normally and sit on the toilet! LOL
I'll just have to make sure to put a Zumba playlist together that doesn't incorporate a lot of squats in it today! hehe
This Zumba Mami needs an active recovery day!