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.


  1. I picked out one of the strength training videos you sent me and I'm looking for a similar beginner cardio plan. I'm not sure about this squat challenge, but I'll give it a shot.

  2. Love that you found this site! Can't wait to start working on it post-baby! Good for you T! 12 pounds is AWESOME! :)

  3. Thanks Heather!

    And thanks to MzMotivator, for joining me in the challenge!

  4. Good luck with the challenge :)

  5. for the record - i LOVE squats. and using a rubber band-ish type thingy around your ankles to further the process. step together, step out, stretch the band across feeling the burn in your outer things and bumm, and slowly dooooooown you go into a squat. then slowly up and other side, step together, step apart, and slowly down you go... great results and quickly...