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New Experience

Saturday, June 04, 2011

This past Thursday, I had a new experience. I participated in my first Zumba class.

I had been curious about Zumba for about a year. My best friend had been trying to coax me into going with her for about a month. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to keep up.

It turned out that my fears were unfounded. I highly recommend it. Even though this is a high energy form of aerobics it is very doable. Every few minutes there is about a 30 second break. This gives the participants time to catch their breath and get a sip of water. The breaks are what allowed me to complete the entire class. I wasn't always graceful. My steps weren't always in sinc with everyone else but, I never stopped moving. I had a blast!

At the end of class the instructor took time to ask me what I thought of the class. I told her that I do not usually sweat. The entire group laughed. I was sweating 5 minutes into the routine, as was everyone else.

I enjoyed the class so much that I paid for the entire month. I will return Tuesday. The classes are one hour long two times a week.


What A Weekend

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I feel wonderful! My husband and I went camping this weekend.

Since it was just the two of us,we were able to get plenty of exercise. Friday evening we did a little bike riding around the park. Then we danced outdoors to music played by a DJ. Saturday, we went to a quaint restaurant called Cafe des Amis. There was a live zydeco band. While you are there you can just go for the dancing or just eat breakfast or have breakfast and dancing. (We had breakfast and dancing.) We worked off the non-diet breakfast by bike riding (in the wind) and lots of dancing to a live band in the afternoon, also outdoors.

We were both so tired we were asleep by 8:00 PM. We were able to get enough sleep so that the time change did not affect us.

Sunday morning we were able to get in a little more biking before it was time to pack up and head home. Packing,loading and unloading the camper can be a workout in itself.

I must say that exercising outdoors is much more enjoyable than exercising indoors. It really doesn't feel like exercise. All those that say it's best if you have a buddy, know what they are talking about.

We have finished the laundry and are now relaxing. We are looking forward to our next trip.


I Am Engaged

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I am engaged; but I didn't get a ring on my finger. It's more like I got my finger on a ring - a bathtub ring that is. I am engaged in some major house cleaning. My house is quite a mess since I have been ill.

Several articles have been written on how housework can be used as exercise. Mopping and sweeping definitely gets the heart rate up. Reaching to clean the ceiling fans works my shoulders. Even squatting to pick up stuff from the floor worked my legs. My arms got tired cleaning the bathrooms. So, I decided to engage in a little rest and relaxation.

Doctors do say don't over do it. I need to save some energy for tomorrow - Week 1 Day 1 of Running for Rookies. I'll let you know how it goes.

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JOURNEY1986 2/27/2011 8:58PM

    Good luck tomorrow!

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