Random thoughts on exercise and results
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Just some random thoughts. Probably should be under the journal entry but here they are anyway.
Just bought Sizzling Salsa to do at home for the 100 Days of Dance challenge. I was actually looking for something more on the lines of Zumba since I just can't see paying the money for Zumba. Well I do not like it!! So I did find out that you can go one line and lots of people put Zumba videos on line and there are lots you can use to help with the fitness. I have found through the challenge that I love Zumba!!
Coach Nicoles videos are just plain awesome!! Some of her exercises can be found on the SparkPeople site and they are very helpful and useful. I just love her. Her videos can be done at 10 minutes a day or you can do one 10 minute video more than once if you need the extra boost or find the one not very challenging. She is just so wholesome and sweet you have to love her!!
Richard Simmons. I do love him too. I bought Sweatin to the Oldies II and found I was not as happy with it as I thought I would be. This past week bought the Sweatin to the Oldies remake video and love it. Both are good but I like the first one better than the second. I can't say anything about his others since these are the only two I have. I especially like the fact that the people that are with him are not all fit and model quality. There are people there like me, overweight and can't find their toes for the tummy! :)
Newest video is one I have heard about and have just did not want to believe it could be fun. But from doing the 5K Walk/Jog challenge last summer I found that walking can be enjoyable. And maybe it has to do with being on the treadmill and enjoying it. But anyway, I just bought Leslie Sansone's Walk Slim 5 Really Big Miles. OMGosh what a great workout and such fun. It is not just walking in place. There is music which is in tempo to how fast the walk is. Then there is the side steps, the tap outs, the grapevine, etc all added in to change it up. If that is not enough, then there is the arm movements thrown in to get you going. And if that is not enough, she has two of her miles with exercise bands added in. Just a good workout. I did the full video last night and my hair was dripping but it felt sooooo gooood!!!
Now here is a thought. Six months ago I was a couch potato or computer facebook junkie and here I am on SparkPeople changing my life and buying exercise videos and talking like I know about eating right! There is no chocolate in my refrigerator and other than tortilla chips no other chips in my cabinets. The refrigerator is full of water, fruit and vegetables. Lots of chicken in the freezer and beans in the cabinets! SparkPeople soups frozen in the freezer for lunches next week. Seven and a half months ago my blood sugar in the morning ran between 250 and 350. Could not get it down. Was put on insulin and upped it to 50 mg a night. I accidentally found SparkPeople six months ago and have since lowered the insulin to 35mg a night and feel better healthwise and am much happier with me!
Where am I today. I am at a place where I feel better about me more than I have in many a year. I have even been offered and accepted other work duties at work. There is talk that they will get me out of the current position I am in and move me to just doing what is new but at this point in my life I have told them that I do believe I can do both and keep up. So far I am doing just fine. Two of the new duties are contests that end December 31st and involve prizes that are considerable and once I get them complete, I will know that the rest of the year will be a breeze. I feel confident I can do this and attribute my new found confidence to what I have learned from SparkPeople! So to end this I say....