February Week 4
Sunday, March 01, 2009
As I type this heading I realize I have not been keeping up with my blogs. It is my endeavor to recap each week. I am going to do better about this. This was a very good week for me and it feels good. I have been to the gym consistantly and have really enjoyed myself.
Since I didn't update on last week I must make note that I have begun taking a Zumba class and I have also added strength training to my workouts. I went to Zumba for the first time in a long time last week and I kind of enjoyed it. I have two left feet and never really learned how to dance so since I couldn't I would never go. Well, the instructor saw me in the locker room and remembered I had been before and asked me to come back. I did. I actually had a good time. So, I went again this week. I could not believe the workout I got this time. I normally don't sweat a lot, but this time it was running down my face. I needed my towel!! This was motivating so I am going to add this for a little variety.
Strength training - I have heard mixed reviews on this. People either love it or hate it or just don't know what to do. I have always liked it but a couple of years ago when I attempted to lose weight I did a lot of strength but didn't see any results in the weight loss department. Well, that was before SP and my understanding that cardio burns fat. So, I have been on this journey pretty doing all cardio. It worked - up until now. I have to make some changes to my routine to see more results and I know this is it. So, this week it was strength. I do a half hour of cardio then do my strength circuit and then another 30-45mins of cardio. I do the strength every other day. Now since I just started this week I have not seen the results but I am doing a full body circuit and I know this will help a lot. If nothing else, it will help tone which is needed in some key areas.
It is good to be back on track. This year has been kind of rocky but I am continuing to stay strong and not wavering from my goals. This is the time when so many give up, but not me. I am determined. I am half way to my goal and I refuse to quit. No one really knows how the body will respond to changes, but it is for sure that it will not change if nothing is done.