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OoooO, Something Different, Finally!

Monday, July 08, 2013

I have been in a fitness rut lately. I haven't been able to do run outside because of the heat, and so I have been doing Zumba everyday. Add in some occasional strength training, and I have been BORED with working out.

Of course, my period yet derailed me again this time around. I usually don't get bad period cramps, but this is the second month in a row that I have been laid out in bed for 3 days straight with pains in my lower stomach and lower back (and upper back for some odd reason...). So Thursday, Friday, and Saturday was a little bit of no fun. I did get through a ton of my DVR'ed stuff. Yay for Doctor Who!!!

I slept in yet again this morning. I guess I am just going to give up on running outside for a few weeks, or at least until I can get my sleep under control, thus allowing me to wake up early. I kinda already knew I wouldn't be able to wake up early enough, so I had a plan. I decided that I would give Jillian Michael's Ripped in 30 DVD another try.

I tried it a few months ago, and it was just too hard. I couldn't keep up or get all the moves. Today though, was a different story. I was able to do it, and do it well. Only a few times on the cardio rounds did I have to stop, but it was only for a few seconds. I really enjoyed it too! I looked it up on line, and it says that it can be done every day. So that's the plan for this week.

I also took the advice of another Spark member, Swantopia/Jennifer. She mentioned that she made her own Zumba workout with her favorite songs (for the Kinect if you are wondering how someone can make their own Zumba workout). So I did. It was good, though not quite long enough, so I did an extra "short" workout that ended up putting me at 85 minutes of Zumba dancing. So I did workout well.

I am also taking the advice of another Spark member, Aerobisaurus/Nikki who mentioned I should really really really do (and actually do) strength training. I think that Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 covers that. Maybe not as much as I would like, but it does. Sure I feel my arms burn, my legs quake, and my abs work with it, but I don't know if it's enough. But it's a start.

I didn't make my Fourth of July goal. And I am not going to make my July 21st (aka water park, aka besties b-day, aka seeing old friends who only knew me at my heaviest) goal. My goal was to be under 140, and I don't see myself losing 6 pounds in 2 weeks/12 days. I might be able to get to 141, but I don't know. I was planning on getting a new bathing suit for the occasion, but I think I am going to cop out of that one. I still have a fairly new tankini that works for me, as well as regular two piece and rash guard shirt I can wear. Plus, I'll save some money (or my mom's money...which is really really really important right now).

I am trying to make working out with limited equipment work for me, but it's hard. Plus I am starting to get greedy again. I go through greedy phases ever so very rarely, but I still go through them. So I really do need a job. Plus it will pacific the parents. I kinda let my mom know that don't expect me to work there long, but whatever. I'll start seriously looking for anything and everything after the trip.

On a side note, my best friend ever is having a really hard time. His mom is in the hospital and isn't doing to well. I know I rarely ask of this, and I know this seems pretty silly, but if you are religious, can you pray for my friend's mom. I would really appreciate it. Thanks for that.

Well that's pretty much it. I know that I want to talk about some more things, but I am keeping that on the down low, so I don't jinx the dang thing.

Have a good week guys!!!

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    Hi Misha, it sounds like you have a solid plan for yourself. I, too, am not walking outside in 93% humidity and heat. But you are way ahead of me in the workout department. You go Girl! emoticon
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    Prayers all around for your best friends mother and her. May God heal her mother and give your friend the strength and faith to believe that it will happen!

    I agree that the Zumba custom class is short. I usually try a different song after each class, to see if I like it. There are so many songs I haven't even tried, some just turn me off from the beat....I need to give them a chance!

    This heat and humidity is unbearable!
    1784 days ago
  • TONYAB2000
    Sounds like you've found some great workouts! I'll have to try the "create your own" workouts on kinect. Sounds fun. Don't beat yourself up about not reaching the weight you wanted to be. You are losing and you are working out and that's what counts. Enjoy your new energy and new ability and be proud of how far you've come so far! Prayers for your friends' mom.
    1784 days ago
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