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Back Again...

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

I can't believe it's been 2 years since I updated things on Spark. Sheesh! I didn't realize I had taken such a big break. I mean not that I haven't been on Spark over the past two years. Because I've definitely checked in occasionally here and there, but I haven't been fully committed in 2 years. No good. No wonder I've gained so much weight!

So I'm back. Trying to do this once again. Got a Fitbit. Current goal is to do at least 6,500 steps per day. Started working towards that goal yesterday. I was at 6,000 steps around 3:30. I was pretty proud of myself. Then last night while I was on the phone with my boyfriend I kept getting up and pacing. Ended up making it to 10,000 steps by the end of the night. When I hit 8,000 I was determine to keep going to 10,000. When I hit 9,000 I was even more determined. I was so proud of myself when I hit 10,000. Then I was ready for bed. LoL.

I do normally hit 10,000 steps around 1-2 times per week. And I know when I start subbing again 10,000 steps will be no problem. But for now I think 6,500 is a good goal to strive for. Some days I only get around 2-3,000 steps. 6,500 is more than twice that many steps. I'm not going to stop walking when I get to 6,500 steps, but if there are days when I only just reach 6,500 I'll still be happy. I think it's a win win.

I've also been doing Zumba once a week with Chelsey. Oh my goodness. It kicks my butt. I've been telling Chelsey I want to get the DVDs so we can practice at home because I'd feel better if I actually knew the moves. Plus I'm still trying to figure out how to modify some of them. My knees are pretty bad and I can't do all the jumping stuff. Most of the time I can figure out how to modify it, but sometimes I don't see another way to do things. But I think it's good to do it once a week. It's at least one guaranteed workout a week. Even when I don't feel like going I go because I don't want to let Chelsey down. (The DVDs are pretty expensive so we haven't gotten them yet. I want to get the ones with the actual dances we do in class, not just any Zumba DVDs.)

This is probably a decent update for now. Just wanted to let you know that I'm still alive, still here, and still struggling. Still not fully committed, but working on making small changes that will hopefully get me there eventually.

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