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When at first you don't succeed...Jazzercise

Thursday, May 02, 2013

So in March I tried working out again and with my schedule and keeping up with my son it was impossible to do. I felt like a failure, and my weight kept climbing. I am now the highest weight I have ever been, and my waist is bigger than my husbands! I am technically considered "obese" by all of the charts. Lately I have just been getting by in life, and not really caring about my health. I love soda-Coke specifically, any sweets, and I really hate to exercise. I gave up my full time teaching job to stay at home and raise my son, but have recently started private teaching/tutoring three days a week. Its great because I can take my son with me. A few weeks ago we went on our 2nd camping trip, and my son Jax wanted to be outside all of the time. He is almost 14 months old, and is everywhere. He started walking at 10 months, and loves to climb and be in the mix of everything. While camping and going on family walks, I was very winded and couldn't keep up with my husband and son. My weight has negatively affected every aspect of my life. My clothes don't fit, I feel very insecure, and really want to be a healthy mom for my sweet boy. My husband suggested I use the money I make tutoring to join a gym and get a trainer. Although that may work for some people, I am not a gym person. I have no motivation to do anything on my own, and need that extra push to be successful. Years back my husband paid for me to try Jazzercise. I loved it, but didn't stick with it for financial reasons. During my jazzercise time, I was so upbeat, energetic, and I lost weight. To me Jazzercise isn't really "working out". Maybe its a mental thing, but when when my hubby suggested joining a gym, I asked if I could join Jazzercise instead! Today was my first day back and I feel amazing! I am loving being back in an environment that I am comfortable in. I even found a role model--a seventy something year old lady that is fit as she can be! emoticon

So guys...I am back, and in a big way! The rec center has childcare, so I can take my son, and I have committed to at least 3 workouts a week to start. I will be a healthy and fit Mom to Jax. He deserves the best of me!

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    Jazzercise is my hour of ME time. I am a busy mom to many just like you and I find that hour of exercise makes me a better mom, I am less stressed, have more energy and I can get back up when the little wants me to look at a bug or the grandbaby and I have playtime on the floor. :)

    And, yes, isn't Judy amazing?? She's my role model too. She and my mom.

    1831 days ago
    Jazzing it up is the perfect way for me to be active. I'm glad you enjoy it so much. It will make it easier to stick with it. I'm cheering for you!

    1834 days ago
    You are awesome, Jazzercise is awesome, and don't you feel like all of your worries have been swept away during the one-hour class? I'm right there with you, Jazzercise got me back into exercising again and so far I have lost about 20+ lbs. Keep on dancing!
    1834 days ago
    You are doing exactly the right thing by choosing an exercise that is fun for you! When you like working out, it is no longer a chore that you dread. Congratulations!
    1839 days ago
    My son liked to work out with me when I was doing Jazzercise back when he was a little guy - about the age or your Jax. He would march around and toss his little arms in the air imitating my movements. You can't start too early if you ask me. Maybe you can do this together for a few minutes some days.
    1845 days ago
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