Cross-Training Day! ZUMBA!!!

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Since running can get repetitive (on my joints and in terms of boredom), I like to switch things up and do Zumba at least once a week. The results above are from the medium length class; about 40-45 minutes. Zumba is generally known as a calorie blaster because you’re moving around so much and I can feel the remnants of the Ninja workout I did the other day… So, I did one of those today, too!

I am in SO much pain…

As for the menu today I ended up eating my leftovers from last night for breakfast and having some cheese and meats for lunch:

And some roasted garlic Triscuits. I didn’t have any other bread. I forgot to bake some this week.

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And I went to my staple salmon, green beans, and shallots with sliced garlic.

Today felt extra good because I took a walk during lunch and got in some extra steps and ate mostly healthy. And the workouts must be doing their job because I am sore all over.

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Weight Loss Challenge

I was poking around the internetz, looking at all the diet crap I have coming into my Inbox and wondering why the hell I don’t unsubscribe from all of it when I came across this woman’s 100 days of going to the gym challenge.

Now, I know there’s no way in hell I’m going to a gym every day (mostly because I shun other people when I workout) so I’ve opted for the more general challenge of trying to get moving 4-6 times a week.

I started yesterday and even weighed in. I did 30 minutes of Zumba and weighed in at 199 lbs. That’s right, I admit my weight. Because I wear it like a mink coat, that’s why. I’m more concerned about my health.

There is also this…

That is such a ME thing and as you can see, it’s quite unforgiving.

I’m not very displeased with my body, seeing as how men don’t seem to have any problem with it. 😉 But a little streamlining couldn’t hurt.

So, let’s get this shit started.

Lovely Monday!

Holy shiz, it was a freaking awesome day today. It was just warm enough to take a nice 2 mile walk and I had off so I was able to clean more crap out of the house! Yay! 😀

Sadly, the two mile walk means no Zumba today. :/ I don’t wanna overdo it so I’ll be starting my 30 day squat challenge! 😀

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Ahh, yes. Nothing like some ass on my blog to make me feel completely inadequate. :p But my goal isn’t to look like that anyway. XD My goal is to lose these last 10 pounds so I can finally stop frikkin thinking about it. 9_9 Between this and starting Zumba for the Wii again, I hope it’ll melt right off. 😉

Then I will make a rel effort not to bother with stressing about my weight anymore. Because if I’m stopping traffic NOW, 10 pounds won’t make a difference. 😉

I’m becoming one of THOSE people!! D:

I’ll just have to accept it and come to terms with the awful truth:

I, Lenni, am becoming a morning workout person.

Whew! It felt good to get that off my chest. 🙂

All too often, I get home from work to cook dinner and do a bunch of parenting stuff and find I am too tired to workout or if I do, there’s no time to do anything else (like read the demon-child a story). So this morning was the first morning in my attempt to get up at 6am to workout.

I’ve gotten as far as the waking up part. Getting out of the bed will have to wait till tomorrow. XD

I figure if I get up early, work out for 30-45 minutes, shower and get ready for work, I still have enough time to get to work. If I end up having time to do another workout in the evening, then awesomesauce It’s really no trouble to boot up the Wiifit and hop on for 30 minutes if I’ve already done 45 earlier that day.

I will also be attempting the Zumba for the Wii. Yeah, you may laugh. But I have lost weight with DDR in the past so dancing seems to work for me. No matter how stupid I look. XD

Why this is relevant to a writing blog is the “get up early” advice. I can’t tell you how many books, blogs, and articles I’ve read about writers with dayjobs, kids, etc who say they get up at 5am and write for an hour before the rest of the family wakes up. I’ve heard this in a bunch of weight loss success stories, too. (pardon me while I feel a TON of shame for the sheer amount of weight loss stories I’ve read… *sigh*) In the past I have looked upon such habits as bullshit but I’m giving it a shot.

Because doing it at 6am is better than not doing it at all.