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Shaking It Up (My Exercise Program That Is)

Sunday, October 07, 2012

So my "challenge" today on Spark Coach was to shake up or mix up my fitness routine to get better results. We all know I am a fitness queen, so a bit of a shake up may make a difference in my weight loss efforts. There are a few things I wil not change b/c they bring me much pleasure and that is my weekly dance classes. I will continue to take belly dance twice a week. The thing is that I am going to a different teacher, 2 different teachers in fact, so my routine has been altered somewhat anyhow. The other thing I will not change is my Curves Workout, but there too I have made the change. I'm now doing the Curves Smart Workout plan which intensifies my workout as I advance in my range of motion and speed. As I improve, the program automatically makes my workouts harder. I like that I changed to Curves Smart alot. I am getting a much more intense workout in a place that I love! I will also continue to walk at least 1 mile a day and by that I mean a fitness walk. I can always change up what videos I use or the speed of the music that I use to time my walks.

So, how will I shake up my fitness program? Well, I found a pretty good DVD whith a good instructor on pilates. She explains everything fairly well so I can follow. So, I'm going to make pilates part of my life. I also got a Tai Chi DVD, but it is not as explanatory as I had hoped, so we'll have to see. After I get a feel for what they are talking about in pilates I will probably start classes. I may start Tai chi classes anyhow and learn from a live person. Because I have no eyesight my balance is off, so I think pilates and Tai Chi will both help with that as well as help with my flexibility. I'm tight. I need to learn to stretch and flex better. These are not intense exercises, but they are things my body is not used to, so I believe they will help me with my weight loss goals. They will also help with stress which you all know is pretty high in my life right now.

I haven't been to Zumba in awhile either, so am going to go to a class twice a week to shake things up. I'm also going to incoprorate more Bolloywood style dance into my dance fitness routine. So, there will be changes!

I'm also starting my new diet plan tomorrow and look forward to good results there as well! I'm feeling more motivated than I have in awhile and ready to make these changes to get me fit and fabulous! Life is good....

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NEWNAC304 10/10/2012 5:09AM

    You are so active! Keep it up!

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TANYA602 10/9/2012 7:32PM

    I LOVE doing pilates! I bought a pilates ring on Amazon, as well and it's fun to use with ab exercises. Have fun! Don't you love how the challenges get us trying out new things?!
I hope all's well with you and Jack and DH. I miss my days catching up with everyone here on SP!

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WARRIORGIRL121 10/9/2012 1:58PM

    Sounds like an awesome plan! go for it! emoticon

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TEMPERANCE88 10/8/2012 9:36AM

    Awesome plan!

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LESSOFMOORE 10/7/2012 8:38PM

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KALANTHA 10/7/2012 8:18PM

    You are GREAT!!!!

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ERICADAWN1986 10/7/2012 6:24PM

    Great ideas! I like the idea of trying Pilates (or any class for that matter) with a DVD before going to a class. I feel like I would have saved some money doing this in the past and maybe gotten more out of classes once I was in them. I also think belly dancing and Bollywood dancing sounds like a lot of fun! Dance on and enjoy your upcoming changes!

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BIGPAWSUP 10/7/2012 6:21PM

    You are amazing when it comes to you fitness minutes!!! I am always so impressed by how much you get done in a day.

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SOFEDUPP 10/7/2012 6:08PM

    Melissa, you know that you will always make things work!!! If you need to shake things up, they will get that way!!

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