Thursday, March 07, 2013
Yesterday, I accomplished one of my main March goals: to hit 1,000+ calories burned during my one hour Zumba class.
I finished the hour at 1,002 calories. And as soon as I saw that, I was almost jumping up and down ecstatic. I hollered to my instructor and class buddies, because they also knew about this goal. Every body clapped and was very celebratory with me.
It was AWWWWESOME.
That being said, it was NOT easy. I had to hustle like nothing else, throw in extra steps, jump higher and dip lower. I also switched to 5lb weights for our toning songs, instead of the 3's I usually use. It was difficult, but it felt good!
I peeked at the scale this morning, and it hasn't moved in two weeks. Which is weird, because I thought for sure that with the much higher cardio load, I'd see a downward movement. I'm still really trying to get under 200 by June, but I'm just at a loss on how to do it right now.
I'm not giving up, I just truly don't get it. I'm eating well within range, exercising like a beast annnnnnnnd nada. Maybe it'll just take another week or two for my body to acclimate to the huge exercise change, and then I'll start losing. Like I said, I'm not giving up.
And in the meantime, I have other victories to celebrate, like burning 1,000 calories in an hour!