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My Inner Teenager& 40 Year Old Flab Go Away!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

My inner teenager comes out when I go to Zumba. I like dressing like an 80's rocker. Normally, I dress very ladylike or simple in everyday clothes. I bought a bunch of fun, oversized print tanks and other colored tanks and socks to motivate me in class. I really get into my dancing and work it hard! Although, Albert Einstein doesn't have much to do with Zumba...

I also have my giant teenager print skull cup and I always down all of the water during class because I sweat so much.

I was bringing a towel to wipe off all of the sweat, but now I've switched to a wrist band for convenience. The clothes have really helped me feel a little less frumpy and I've moved from the back of the class to the second row as my energy level has improved.

I am most unhappy with my puffy arms. I have bat wings when I hold them up. I can't stand seeing this! I'm posting my wings. They gross me out. I'm being brave posting them...ugh. I am going to lose fat off these suckers and mark my words..."I will tone up my arms by summer and continue to tone them for life because I can't live with these draping wings anymore!". My goal is to feel good in sleeveless tops! If I turn my arms at different angles, I can actually see my muscle definition. It's just that there is too much fat hanging around in the way! The wings must be in my genes ( my mom has them bad) and partly because I have degenerated discs in my neck so I don't lift because I'm afraid of neck pain flare ups.

Bat wings=fat, flabby and 40. I don't want my arms putting me into this category any longer! I'm looking forward to yoga, dancing and my dumbbells helping me out. That is my routine for now. Arms be tone!

On a separate note...eating well. Steel cut oats and berries for breakfast with one spoon of peanut butter mixed in for Zumba energy!

After Zumba I ate a huge spinach-cranberry-goat cheese salad right out of the salad bowl and at the coffee table so I could sit awhile with my dog and her cone. Off to an appointment and then walking later!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SKMINNY 1/25/2014 10:29AM

    I love your outfit! it looks so fun... wish i could do zumba, my work hours don't let me do much except at home. I read on T=tapp. page. that u take alfalfa tablets for your skin and the days u eat too much carbs. and use a body brush on your skin . don't use water unless its too uncomfortable. take the brush and start at your finger tips and move upward.. it doesn't take long for skin to tighten up. i do the skin brushing... people think i am alot younger than i am!

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VKKESU 1/25/2014 9:34AM

    I was surprised at how quickly arms can tone up when regularly doing weights. A couple of times a week will keep them toned .................. but after being off for three weeks , they can also lose that shape. Thanks to muscle memory they seem to get back into shape quickly again.

You look great and as long as you know what direction you are going you'll get there.

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DS9KIE 1/24/2014 6:52PM


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LPRUNWALK 1/24/2014 11:05AM

    Honey you look great. Better than great.

The way you feel about your bat wings is the way I feel about my saddlebags. They are the only real fat left on my body, and they are genetic for sure. I am worried I'll never be fully rid of them. But right now I'm thinking that if you can attack your stubborn bits, I can attack mine. You've just given me a little bit of extra hope!

Way to go with all the zumba and the fab 80s couture. You are doing so well. emoticon

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KANOE10 1/24/2014 8:53AM

    I love your zumba outfit. I wesr bright t shirts and neon tennis shoes to work out. Such fun. I can see the muscle definition in your arms! It took me a year of st and cardio to reach the point that I would wear a sleeveless top in the summer. Since I am in my 60s I will not have your youthful resiliency, but I definitely have muscle.

I think you look great right now. Way to go on working out!

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NUTRON3 1/24/2014 7:44AM

    I love, you go!

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MCJULIEO 1/24/2014 12:03AM

    You look FABULOUS!

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CUTENHEALTHY 1/23/2014 11:32PM

    Sorry, self depreciation is not cool and not the spark way! I have a plan to improve my arms! I will try to be positive! Thanks spark friends!!

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BOOKAPHILE 1/23/2014 9:08PM

    You've defined what you want (no batwings) and how you're going to go about getting it (yoga, dancing and dumbbells.) Looks like you're on your way.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/23/2014 8:36PM

    Give it time . . . the bat wings will at least get a little better. I lost lots of weight and have bat wings too. I will be 60 next month and do NOT want to look that age because I don't FEEL like it! But, bottom line is I'm just glad to be healthy!

HUGS! Love your Albert shirt!

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LOSINGLISA 1/23/2014 7:34PM

    Looks like a great day! Loved your Zumba outfit. I've only done it twice, and I couldn't really get what they were wearing, but now I understand once you said "80s rocker chick!" I have to say, I do not think your arms qualify as bat wings at all! You can definitely see the muscle tone in them. I know you have a goal and are doing great in your pursuit of it, and in achieving it you will be more toned all over, but you shouldn't be so hard on yourself. You look beautiful now, and you're going to look even more fabulous then!
Hope you had a good walk. I'm jealous-it's dark, cold and about 8 degrees here! But I did have an AWESOMELY CRAZY spin class today, followed by a hair cut and a work meeting. emoticon
Enjoy your Friday!

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