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What a Rush!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Just came home from back to back Body Blast and Zumba w/weights and wow, what a rush!! Loving it more each time I go and our instructor was spot on. Once you learn the routines you can just go for it and have a blast. I am burning crazy calories and having crazy fun while doing it.

I'm still doing weight at home because Body Blast is all high rep low weights. Don't get me wrong. It's killer, but I think I need more.

Since it looks like I'm staying, I've decided to invest in some dance sneakers which for my short wide duck feet is easier said than done. I was going to use that as my 10 pounds down reward but since I'm killing my knees trying to Zumba in cross trainers it'll have to be my five pounds down reward.

I found these shoes

and according to the reviews they are good for wide feet so I'll start there. They are not colorful and pretty like everyone else in the class but I've got to be comfy. I wear a 7 to 71/2 but everyone says to order up so....

I'll let you know.

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PLATINUM755 3/20/2014 12:25PM

    Great rockin' combo! You're going to be so amazed at how wonderful dance is for the body! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IFDEEVARUNS2 3/20/2014 11:16AM

    I use this type of shoe for Israeli dance and zumba. They're great!

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SUNSET09 3/19/2014 10:36PM

  You go, girl! emoticon emoticon Those are cute and just because they don't have all of that color ot them, comfort is what it's about. I do Zumba as well as it's more like dancing with a routine to me! Sounds like you're on your way and let me "borrow" the shoes on your days off! That's my size as well!
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    Great price. You have small feet. LOL

emoticon on all that exercise!

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Rest Day

Friday, March 14, 2014

Okay, I went back to Boot camp yesterday and he was true to his word. He let me do as much or as little as I wanted and even had a sense of humor about it. It wasn't uncomfortable at all but again, taking Zumba after showed me how much I really don't 'enjoy' it. I don't look forward to it like I do Zumba an all my other workouts and that's important to me. I think it may be my last for a while. The good thing is that he is planning to a kickboxing class and he knows I'll be all in for that so he won't take it personally.

I'm taking a much needed rest day today but I'll be back to Zumba tomorrow morning. No one is more shocked than I as to how much I'm enjoying group exercise. Who knew?

Texting in the movies on date night with my hubby so I'd better go before I get busted.


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PLATINUM755 3/16/2014 11:31PM

    GO ZUMBA! (Well any dance form really, lol!) Glad to hear you enjoying group workouts and keeping your eyes open for more of the same. emoticon

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LADYGSC 3/15/2014 4:02PM

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    I think you gave it your all and that is commendable. emoticon

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I went AND I'm going back.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Okay, sorry for the lack of post yesterday but after back to back Boot Camp and Zumba, I only had enough strength to update my status emoticon .

It did get through Boot Camp but it was awful emoticon . The instructor was great in that he kept encouraging us to go at our own pace but I get embarrassed when I don't keep up. I pushed myself so hard that by midway, I don't know how to explain it, I felt afraid, almost panicked.

Afterward, I decided that a workout that hard could only serve to raise my cortisol levels and thus negate the desired progress. Besides, the muscle fatigue it caused made me useless for the subsequent Zumba class which dampened the fun for sure.

This morning I did Kelly Coffey Meyer 30 Mins to Fitness Boot Camp and it was way more fun. Anyway, this evening I took back to back Body Blast (sculpting) and Zumba and at the end, the girl that was in the Boot Camp class begged me to come back tomorrow morning. I explained that it was so far above my fitness level that it scared me and she again reiterated what the instructor told me. "Go at you own pace".

I told her I would come back but I'm going to modify so much that it's going to look like I'm taking another class. LOL. If the instructor really doesn't mind then I'm going to give it another chance. I NEVER push myself that hard and if I really want to get to the next level its just what I need.

SO tomorrow morning, glutton for punishment that I am, I will be going back to the 5:15AM Boot Camp class emoticon . Wow, do I swing for the fence or what emoticon emoticon

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FITWITHIN 3/16/2014 12:32PM

    Modified and gradually work your way up. Be proud of yourself for doing something out side of the box. Each week you will see progress. Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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STEPHM-ARATHON 3/14/2014 10:32AM

    I really admire you for pushing through a bootcamp class. Those things are hard! And going back after it was so tough...that's awesome!

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JAZZID 3/14/2014 1:00AM

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    Good luck is all I can say. Perhaps it is best to do something that challenges you but at the same time isn't so frighteningly difficult and puts you off balance.

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PLATINUM755 3/12/2014 10:13PM

    emoticon I love your tenacity!

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Getting Better, Getting Braver

Monday, March 10, 2014

Just came back from another Zumba class and I'm liking it more and more. Met two lovely young ladies with similar goals and we are teaming up to support each other emoticon .

As I was working out at home this morning I realized that this venture is expanding my goals. When I'm in my basement I only have to keep up with myself and honestly, I'M not really that challenging emoticon . I stop and rest when I feel like it and too often these days I go easier than I need to.

When I'm working out with others, I am encouraged to keep up with the pace of the class and the instructor and she's there to work emoticon . I'm enjoying the challenge so much that I am trying to muster up the courage to go to their boot camp class tomorrow morning at 5:15am.

It sounds brutal but just like Zumba, I won't know if I don't go. Anyway one of my new goals is to get strong enough to keep up in these classes which means no more fudging it when I'm on my own emoticon.

I'll let you know if I go and then, if I survive.

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LILSHINE 3/12/2014 9:46AM

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PLATINUM755 3/11/2014 12:17PM

    I'm lovin' it! emoticon

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    I was thinking about this very subject today. I know 100% for sure that if left on my own I do very little towards my aspirations. I take way too much time off if left to my own choices.

As to the 5:15 class, I hope you do indeed do it. It will empower your entire day.

emoticon on finding a group of individuals to join together with.

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'Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.' - Neale Donald Walsch

Saturday, March 08, 2014

I DID IT!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

I'm home, I'm sore and I'm humbled. I thought I was in WAY better shape than I apparently am. I looked around the room and though, pah, I do Turbo Fire & Cathe. This will be a cake walk. HA!!! Now I CANT WALK!!! emoticon Well, barely anyway.

Apparently my body's 'coordination' muscles are flabby and that's pretty much all we worked today. I spazzed and fumbled through the whole thing and put my entire race to shame in a room full of white women.

Well I'm embarrassingly uncoordinated for a black woman (WITH ISLAND ROOTS NO LESS) but I'm not defeated. I bought a membership to the club and I will take all the classes they offer (5 per week) until I redeem myself and make my countrymen proud emoticon.

Okay, I'm a little dramatic but blame it on the Zumba high/hangover I'm working through right now emoticon . I'd better go eat something emoticon

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JAZZID 3/11/2014 7:48AM

    ... You are so crazy emoticon emoticon Keep at it... Classes sound like they will be fun!... ENJOY and keep us posted!

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LILSHINE 3/10/2014 11:02AM

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PLATINUM755 3/9/2014 10:56PM

    I knew you would love it... Dance is the ultimate do anytime, do anywhere (if you're comfortable enough), do alone or in a group workout activity! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWEETLIPS 3/9/2014 12:49PM

    MeltN" I laughed out loud because I thought I was the only black woman who was rhythm challenge in Zumba emoticon and I danced Jazz emoticonyears ago. I did not get the opportunity to do my workout yesterday, but I walked more than enough to move a mountain. I am so proud of you, you have stepped into your eternity and love every minute of it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IMREITE 3/9/2014 2:02AM

    I love doing a tough workout. at the time the discomfort starts i get tempted to stop but it feels so good afterward.

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CETANISTAWI 3/8/2014 8:10PM

(I love neale Donald Walsh...)

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    It will take very little time for you to wow everyone in class.

It takes more courage to do something less than perfect in front of others than to be perfect. emoticon

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