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Week Eighteen: Slow and Steady

Monday, April 30, 2012

Part of my homework for Spring Term Challenge 4 is to write about something that has helped you to remain steady on your course of weight loss/getting in shape. With me I've noticed that something that has really helped me remain steady is by having fun with exercise and eating a lot of fruits and veggies that I really enjoy.

An example is that I'm a total night owl. I love to stay up at night and dread waking up in the morning. If I had it my way I'd go to bed around 3am and wake up at noon daily. Since my life doesn't work that way I have that annoying alarm clock blaring at 7am and I think that's early. For the last two weeks I've been getting up at 5:45 or a little earlier to make sure I get to Aqua Zumba, R.I.P.P.E.D, and Land Zumba classes. This is totally unheard of. I'm actually looking forward to it. Not really when the alarm is going off but the night before I'm excited about it and pack my bags so I can have a stress free drive over to the gym or pool.

I love the dance classes that I'm in and I really enjoy the Zumba classes because I can actually keep up and I'm good at it! I'm so happy that I'm able to do the R.I.P.P.E.D class, I never would've thought I'd be able to do such a high impact workout but I'm able to do it and to even do heavier weights in some of the activities compared to the rest of the group.

I've been losing about an average of 1.7 pounds a week. This is a nice slow and steady rate of dropping pounds. At times I wish it was more but really I'm doing great and my energy is great. What I do find frustrating is that I'm not losing my midsection weight as quickly as I'd hope but the totally awesome part of it is I can do a lot of ab work, which is a total shocker. I haven't worked these abs in forever, I think 17 years since after the c-section and I'm able to do a lot of the ab work that people are complaining about it doesn't bother me as much. It sure did when I first started but I'm really building it up. I have nice abs under this huge amount of fat. I'm getting there!!!

I'm so lucky to have wonderful farmer's market and farm fresh organic foods all around me. Tomorrow is the major big grand opening of a local health food store. I can't wait for it. I'm going to be so excited to check it out because it's huge. The weather is great and I'm so excited for fresh fruits and veggies popping up everywhere.

This morning so far I've had a banana, apple, two servings of strawberries, two servings of papaya, two servings of mango, two servings of pineapple, and raisins with my oatmeal. That is 11 fruits and a 1/2 cup of oatmeal. Plus 3 cups of water and 3 cups of decaf tea. I'm ready to go and it's only 8am.


Five things I'm grateful for:
1. A variety of fruits to eat.
2. A variety of veggies to eat.
3. Determination.
4. Fun.
5. Happiness.
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    U are sooo AMAZING to me ! U really NEED to freggies for the energy your using in the dance etc Ur doing sooo WELL !! Please keep UP the energy which is coming from the thru the loss of weight. GO GO KIDDo !! GO GOOOOOO !!
    2027 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Great steady loss. You are doing a great job of staying motivated! I love Farmers Markets also. We are starting to get local asparagus..yum.

    2028 days ago
  • SIONED40
    You are doing great...just remember not to get frustrated because that is sending out the wrong vibration. Just visualize how your midsection is melting and picture that next measurement you want...believe in it, feel good as if you are already there and trust me, you will be.
    2028 days ago

    Activity we enjoy makes a lot of difference. I'm so glad you've found a nice variety to keep your interest - in fact, to draw you to wake up early!
    2028 days ago
    Your progress really amazes me
    BUT your positive attitude inspires me even more
    CONGRATS on both
    2028 days ago
    You are making great progress, Congratulations! I love Zumba too; wish we had a farmers market (ours doesn't open until June and only operates through September) Keep up the good work, 1.7 pounds a week is AMAZING!
    2028 days ago
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