My friend and Zumba mentor decided to have a 30-day weight loss challenge with our class participants, complete with incentives and such. It's free to participate (no fees to "join" the challenge), and Zumba is not required (although it is stro... Read more
Wow! Fell off the wagon, but I'm climbing right back on!
I love food. Granted, over the last few years, I've learned what I should and should not eat, based on how my body responds to certain foods. But that doesn't mean it's always easy to make the right choices. I won't even place blame on The Ho... Read more
Haven't blogged in a while.
It's Friday night before a weekend off, and I'm bored. I could be doing chores, but no. I don't want to. At least I'm cooking sauce on the stove for lasagna. That's gotta count for something, right? ... Read more
Well I did it! I attended B1 Zumba training and it was a BLAST!
I'm so glad I finally signed up. I met a lovely group of fellow trainees, and I came out of the session f... Read more
Vacation, making positive changes and progress
As the second week of my STAYcation is winding down, I feel pretty darn good. Last week I did some cleaning around the house every day, along with getting some of those things done we all hate...dentist and eye doctor appointments. I had somet... Read more
This is totally unrelated to getting healthy, but I'm bummed about it.
So today was like any other Monday at work...a typically steady day in Microbiology. We had cultures to finish up from the weekend, and in preparation for the upcoming inspection, I was working on updating a procedure.
I was in the offic... Read more
A Minor Setback...
So...this week is National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, and to celebrate, we LOVE to eat! Every day this week has been a challenge...and I've fallen off the wagon as a result. It doesn't help that I've been so busy I didn't even have... Read more
Not that I'm complaining, but come on, now!
So let me start by saying I am soooo happy with my progress thus far. I'm the fittest I've EVER been in my life, and I feel great. I love my workouts, I love the new foods I'm eating, I love my life.
HOWEVER, I *just* bought jeans a size ... Read more
Getting better every time
I ran my mile in 10 minutes flat!
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So I signed up for Zumba Training...
...and although I'm super excited, I'm also very anxious. I'm anxious about what to expect while I'm there, as well as what will follow once I'm licensed to teach Zumba. I'm such a shy person, so I can't exactly see myself teaching a class, ke... Read more
Wow, if I knew then what I know now...
...I would have accomplished my goal WAY sooner than 2 years after starting!
So, when I joined a gym 2 years ago, I didn't really know what to do. No one "showed me the ropes," so to speak, and I quickly fell into a habit of jumping on the... Read more
Wow. Funny how I can say I'm going to do something, but it just doesn't happen. I'm talking about the fact that almost a week ago I said I was going to start logging my food again, and I totally didn't. I suppose it's not imperative, since I ... Read more
LOL - just read the last blog I posted, back in June...
...and it's pretty hilarious, when I think about where I am now as opposed to then, in terms of my exercise routine. NOT because of how often I claimed I was going to take Zumba classes (Zeeps please don't give me a hard time! :P), rather beca... Read more
Gah! Is it normal to have muscle pain/soreness 5 days after a workout??
WOW! I was super excited and oh so proud that I went to the pool at the gym for a great cardio workout on Monday. I was also proud that I continued exercising the rest of the afternoon that day by pulling weeds. The next day I was soooo sore,... Read more
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ST Session Number One: Complete, and I'm counting it for June.
Today was the first trip to the gym for strength training in 2 weeks. It felt great! After my swim yesterday, I have sore hammies and back muscles. So I planned to go to the gym after work today for some ST...mainly upper body. I did pretty ... Read more