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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!!

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    I'm a serious Zumba girl. I haven't been able to Zumba in 2 months due to some injuries. Not from Zumba. I plan to participate in an upcoming Zumbathon next month, so I'm doing what the doctor says. Lol I enjoy working out on the different types of elliptical at the gym. Each of them are different and will make you sweat some serious buckets of water. Keep up the great work with the Zumba moves. emoticon
    1676 days ago
  • JULAA68
    Keep going to Zumba! Once you learn the steps, you will have a blast! Good luck and have fun!
    1677 days ago
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