Dancing Again

Monday, April 15, 2013

So I haven't really completely gotten back into the habits I had late last year (drinking all my water, working out 3 times a week and doing zumba, tracking all my calories good or bad, etc.) but I have made a good start. I've been drinking all my water as a start, even on the weekends which was always where I struggled. I'm doing ok on the tracking but not great. But I have realized that I can usually guess (or I know from looking things up) how many calories my meals are so I usually have a pretty good idea where I'm at for the day without tracking. That has helped me make better decisions on the fly which makes me a lot more confident in my food choices. I'm also wearing my pedometer again to make sure I'm getting 10,000 steps a day. Easy on workdays, not on weekends.

I've started training for a 5k. I HATE running but I realized I needed to do something a little different in my routine in order to break through my most recent plateau. A friend asked me to run a 5k zombie run with her (people dressed as zombies chase you and try to get your flags while you run through an obstacle course) and something made me say yes. I think I may have been a little crazy that day emoticon. The day after our first interval run I was so sore I could barely move. It hurt to walk which meant that was no zumba dancing and a half strength workout at the gym. Oh well. Got to start somewhere right?

Also, my emotional health is finally starting to look better. Last night was the first time in a long time I was able to go out salsa dancing and actually have fun. People were commenting how they hadn't seen me smile like that in a long time and I danced hours longer than I have in almost a year. When I got there I only had about 1700 steps. When I left, I had over 13,000! I forgot how much fun it was to dance until your feet hurt and you couldn't dance anymore emoticon
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