Elliptical, Zumba, and Running, OH MY!!
Sunday, July 21, 2013
So I hear all the hype about doing Zumba and decide, well if they can all do it, so can I!! I was picturing myself getting all hot and sweaty feeling the Latin beat rush through my body. I would be a Goddess on 2 legs!! My hands would flow as my hips shake. Ok, let's wake up. I was more like a child given too much sugar set free in a china shop. They went left, I went right. My arms flailed around like loose fat spaghetti. If I didn't in my own house, the neighbors would have thought I was moving furniture with the help of a few elephants. My husband walked up and tried VERY hard not to laugh. He walked up the stairs, watched for about 2 min then left.(Good thing, you don't piss of a woman doing Zumba)
So, I will give it a shot again today. This time with a more positive thought. I will be imagining I am actually taking a zumba class somewhere that a man named "Antonio" will be greeting me with one of those drinks that come with umbrellas. I can picture it now. I walk into Zumba class, Antonio says something I don't understand and hands me a towel..
(My version of Antonio)
So now it comes to my Elliptical.
I LOVE LOVE my Elliptical. EXCEPT......... Mine is sqeaky and moves all over. Its from Yowza.. I don't recommend them. I literally am going to have to invest in a wireless TV headset so I can even hear tv while I use it. If you have never really had an experience with an Elliptical---WOW!! You can choose your resistance. I was starting to have knee issues and the elliptical is lower impact on your joints. It's good to use if you need a break from the pounding movements. I will incorporate my elliptical, with my Zumba.. and the running (its more like walk fast, walk slow, bounce around out of breath).
As for me?? I am feeling strong and motivated. I have set some small goals for myself. I have made it to day 4!! I've resisted Yummy sauce, Cheryl's cookies, Ice cream, and Pizza ALL in the last 4 days. THAT IS an Accomplishment. (Strong is sexy!!)
First mini goal is 5 pounds. I am sitting now at 195 pounds. I never want to see 190's again. I am only moving forward not looking back. I have other issues I need to conquer in order to maintain this lifestyle. Emotional eating habits is one issue that will cripple me faster than any of them. Negative thoughts a close second runner up.
I will beat those thoughts out!!