Monday, March 24, 2014

Day 89 - Thirty

According to Wikipedia Thirty is:

According to Zapamundo and myself, 30 is a crazy-huge number of squats to start with on an easy squat challenge.

I have a feeling that tomorrow is going to be a LOT more difficult...I'm already walking funny.

Today's Win
I got Zapamundo to join me in the 30 day squat challenge!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Day 88 - Adding to the exercise

I'm sorry it's been so long.  I'm struggling with ideas for posts.  I'm willing to take suggestions!  Please feel free to comment with ideas you'd like me to discuss.  What can we talk about that will help motivate YOU?

Finally feeling better after a couple weeks being sick.  I've been doing the best I can with sticking to the plan...Zumba last week and still eating healthy food (for the most part).  I'm now 12 pounds down and every ounce I lose is just additional motivation to keep me going.  I had an AMAZING Zumba class today; I don't remember ever sweating so much.  It was great!!

Now I'm working on Zapamundo.  He has the desire to get healthy, but I don't think his motivation has come along yet.  He picked out some healthy snacks to take to work this week and I was pinning some exercises for him today.  So maybe I'll be reporting on his progress soon as well.  :-)

So you all know I love Zumba.  Of course you know, since I haven't stopped talking about it since the beginning of February.  But unfortunately, I only get out to do it 1-2 times a week which leaves FIVE to SIX DAYS of NOTHING!!  I've decided I need to step up my exercise routine.  1-2 days a week just isn't enough.

So I'm extremely excited about the progress I've made on my core, particularly my upper abs (technical term?).  I can really see a difference and so can Zapamundo.  I think my continued Zumba class will help my on-going transformation on that area.  So now I think I want to work on being able to pull my old pants up above my thighs!!  You know what I'm talking about!  I want to thin and strengthen those thighs and that booty!  

Ok, are you ready for this one?  I think I may be insane.  I am going to do....because I'm crazy... you know I'm nuts...just a few words more....drumroll please...a 30 Day Squat Challenge!  Is that crazy or what?!?  I don't even think I LIKE squats, but maybe I'll learn to love them.  And if I don't...well at least I'll have tighter buns in 30 days.  I found this nifty website called where they have all kinds of, you guessed it, 30 day challenges.  What I found REALLY cool about their site is they have short videos on how to do each of the exercises.  I find that when I've tried exercising in the past I was lacking in form.  I hope these videos will help me.  I thought about starting April 1st, you know, seeing as there are 30 days in April and I can easily track which day I'm on.  But I decided why wait; if I start tomorrow I don't have 8 days to talk myself out of it.  So who wants to do this with me?  Any takers?  Below is the challenge, including a link to the website in the caption.
Hey GCGirls!  They also have a 30 Day Beach Body Challenge which looks wicked hard.  But summer will be here before we know it.  Maybe we can do it starting mid-May or in June...except you H.  You can join in next year!  ;-)

I think I'll call it a night...I'm getting sleepy and I have 30 squats to do tomorrow.  Hopefully, I won't go 19 days before another post!

Today's Win!!

Able to fit in a class amongst a busy day.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Day 69 - As Lent Approaches

Every year for the last few years, I've chosen to give up something that could better my life. In the (quite recent) past I've had no self-control in making good choices where my health is concerned.  However, that never applied to Lent.  I figure if God can sacrifice his Only Son for me, then I can make a hard change for six weeks...and I do it...without question and without whining.  Last year I gave up soda and that went A-Mazing.  Until Easter, that is, when I went overboard and started back up on soda ten-fold...which then led to my fastest weight gain ever...darn lack of self-control.

So I think that'll be different this year.  It's been a month without sugar (with the exception of one treat) and I'm feeling fine.  I've even been able to EASILY resist the 1,400 boxes of Girl Scout cookies I've had traipsing in and out of my dining room this past week.  I haven't found sweets appealing at all lately.  And I have a new confidence in myself that I can set this goal and stick to it...even after Lent is over.

I've decided to give up Fast Food, because even though I've basically omitted sugar, I'm still eating more junk than I should.  I know that this will make me a healthier, happier person.  And that will extend out to better so many other areas of my life.

I realize this post is more of a rambling and I apologize for that...I guess this one is really more for me.  I'm realizing that doing this blog is helping me stay on gives me another reason to do research on my health...and it motivates me knowing you guys are reading it and that maybe, just maybe, it's helping you to stay motivated too.

Please remember to add your comments...I miss them!!

Today's Win
After this morning's weigh-in, I am officially, and happily, overweight!  I am no longer considered obese!  WooHoo!  (this one is hard to say "aloud")