Friday, February 15, 2013
1. did upper body weight lifting
2. stayed within calorie range
3. Eating, exercise & motivation are high
I love the new, higher calorie range. I feel full I'm weighing in today at 180.2. Just a Murphy's Law sort of thing: why my body blips up a pound & a half on the "official" weigh in day, Thursday.
Yesterday, I lifted weights at the gym, instead of going to the kickboxing class. I did a full upper body workout. I told myself "Don't even think about quitting" whenever I felt like giving up. My arms are sore today!
But lately I've been avoiding alcohol because it interferes in my weight loss efforts. I keep it out of the house, to avoid temptation. But every time I go shopping, I get an urge to buy a bottle of wine. It seems to get easier to fight that urge each time I exercise my will power.
But I didn't fight my urge to buy a blender. I've been thinking of blenders for a while. The vitamix and blendtec are rather spendy, $500 range. I got the cheaper, 900 watt Kitchen Ninja. And I don't regret the purchase.
I really love Zumba dance workout. It's a fun, heart-pounding workout that exposes me to pop music that I don't usually listen to (I'm stuck in the 80s), and I'm learning the choreography that goes with the songs. So, here's a little sample of the playlist.
Till the World Ends -Britney Spears
The Time (Dirty Bit) -Black-eyed Peas
Firework -Katy Perry
Moves Like Jagger -Maroon 5
Don't Wake Me Up -Chris Brown
Waka Waka -Shakira