17 April 2010

Zumba!!!

Note: I paid for this product.  I did not receive any compensation in any form for this review. I am doing it out of the goodness of my heart. 

A couple of weeks ago Hubby and I went out one Saturday afternoon and ended up having a couple of beers with lunch. When we got home there was an ad on TV for Zumba.  Now usually I'm pretty immune to infomercials but this particular one really got to me.  First off I'd been feeling pretty down about my weight and looking to do something about it.  Second I love cardio. I started doing cardio back in the 70's when you had the music on a vinyl record and a book showing the moves. I am a cardio freak.  Zumba caught my eye because this was purely cardio.  No sculpting at all.  Cardio pure and simple.  Do you know how long it's been since I had a workout like that?  So in my alcohol induced state I ordered Zumba.  I got it about 2 weeks ago and really couldn't wait to try it out. 


It took me about a week or so before I had the time to try it out.  The set comes with about 4 different workouts and one of them is a basic workout that shows you the moves because this is dancing.  No two ways about it this is dancing.  Latin dancing.  Very cool.  Anyway I did the basic workout and quickly realized it was going to take me time to learn these moves.  But I enjoyed it.  It's been a week since that workout and today, in spite of my being sick the last 2 days, I did the cardio party workout.  It was awesome.  There were many moves I couldn't do very well but I still had fun.  My hips don't move quite as well as the young girls on the DVD but I figure with some practice it will improve.   It was good fun and sweat!?!?!?!?!? I was drenched when I was done and didn't even work as hard as I could if I knew the moves.  If you are looking for a fun, dance type workout this is definitely the one for you.  It is like having a party in your living room and a great way to pass an hour.   I can't wait until tomorrow to do it again. 

That's about enough

I am strange when it comes to being sick.  Like most people I hate being sick and the way I feel.  But unlike most people, I think from what I hear, I don't like to take anything.  I like to ride it out because a) I think my body is equipped to handle these kinds of things, b) I think it makes my immune system stronger by having to fight this off, and c) I think taking things actually makes colds and such last longer.  Am I doctor or do I have any proof of the above? No, but I know my body and I have a pretty good handle on what works for it and what doesn't.  For the cold I have now I only took something once on the very first day, since then - only cough drops because my throat is sore. But now I'm done.  I've had enough of being sick and it's time to get over it.  How might I accomplish this you ask?  Well, I got up and am doing just my normal routine.  I fed the birds, had coffee and a little something to eat because I was starving, I'm sitting here blogging and I'll be heading to Weight Watchers in a few minutes.  After Weight Watchers I may go for a walk - that depends on how tired I am, after all I am still sick.  So basically I will go about my normal routine getting back into the swing of things but I will take time to rest if I get tired.  My body aches from lying down for 2 days and I have a headache from the cold? lying down? sleeping?  Not sure which it is.  And, this is the biggee, I go back to eating right today.  While sick I went for long periods without eating then would eat a little junk - no more.  Today I eat right, track everything, and count points.  Okay, off to the showers....

16 April 2010

Accounting time

and no, this has nothing to do with taxes :) Tomorrow is the end of my first week on Weight Watchers and I need to recap how it went before the weigh-in tomorrow. I am fairly confident that the weigh-in tomorrow is not going to go well but on the very slight chance that it does, I need to account for my actions without knowing the outcome.

My goals this week were pretty simple.



  • Track everything - that went well for the first couple of days but fell about around Wednesday
  • Workout for 30 minutes everyday - this was good up until Thursday.  
  • Drink 8 cups of water everyday - tis went well most days but a couple days I did not make it. 
I will state for the record that I came down with a cold this week and have pretty much been in bed for the past 2 days.  That is not an excuse but the reality of what happened.

So tomorrow I will weigh-in and face the consequences of my choices this week and start over again.  Next week will be better then this week and the following week will be even better. 

And she's down....

I have been sick for the last 2 days and it sucks!!!!  I hate being sick and I just last week I was feeling rather smug that I hadn't come down with anything while everyone around had gotten sick.  Well, now I have it.  Part of the problem is that I'm tired and all I want to do is lie down but after 2 days of lying down my body is sore.  What to do.  Also, when I'm sick I eat like crap.  Either I eat junk or I don't eat at all.  That is not good.  I do drink a lot of water though and that is good.  But I don't workout because I'm sick and that is definitely not good.  Ugh....I hate being sick.....maybe it's time to look for diet pills that work. That way when I get better I'll be ready to get back on track. Ugh.....I hate being sick.....

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