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8/1/14 8:57 P

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I have Sue the pool guru dvd's and she is tough! I can't find any classes near me so I got the dvd and it is great!

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7/26/14 6:31 A

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Thanks, I'm going to look for this, maybe youtube cause I've got one of those cheap 4' x 15' pools and have been wondering how to get more exercise while I'm in there! plus I've got something going on with my heel too!

 current weight: 143.0 
7/25/14 9:27 A

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I tried aqua zumba (or water zumba) last night, for the first time. Boy, was it a great workout! I've had to stop doing any exercise that puts impact on my heel, due to a spur; so the doctor suggested swimming. I have taken up his suggestion, and I'm starting to swim laps; but on top of this, I'm now hooked on the aqua zumba! It's basically like regular zumba -- but in the pool. My local fitness club (Lifetime) offers a group class. I love how you basically don't pound on the pavement, as you do with running. I also love how the water creates a lot of resistance. By the end of the day, I could really feel my core, glutes, quads, calves, and even my back muscles. No pain -- but I could definitely feel that they got a workout. No joint pain, either. I understand that if you do the aqua zumba, with moderate intensity, you're burning about 400 calories per hour. So, if you're looking for a fun and relatively low impact workout in the water without hurting your joints, I highly encourage that you try aqua zumba!

Oh -- and don't worry about whether you have a bikini bod or not -- NOBODY is checking out anybody. On top of that, 99.9% of everybody at the pool is there to have fun or to get fit. So, if you're self-conscious about how you look in a bathing suit, please don't be discouraged. It's just terrific that you're taking time out of your day to exercise -- and that is all that matters!

Start date = 24th July, 2014
Average caloric intake per day 1,200-1550
Average aerobic exercise minutes per week = 300
Average calories burned per workout = 460 (total = 2,300/week)

22 lbs lost =
42 lbs lost =
62 lbs lost =
83 lbs lost =

Slow and steady wins the race!

 Pounds lost: 0.3 
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