Onto another fad?

A few years ago; it was the Personal Trainer, till I blew out my Achilles.

Then, I tried to train for a 5k run….hahahahaha.

Then it was Zumba with a little yoga on the side, till I went back to work.

Now it’s TRX and yoga….and I’m losing my momentum again.

Do I have it in me to keep going?

Is it just a holiday Monday keeping me down?

Zumba is medicine

  

I figured out today, after an intense session of jumping, squatting, punching, and kicking— moved into twerking, shimmy, shake, shake, shake…..this is medicine to me.  I feel so good.  I can’t twerk, but it’s the effort that makes it fun. 

There are two things I need:  1.  Jesus. 2.  Zumba

Then I’m set for the day to give my family, friends, dogs, and future co-workers my best self.

Have a fabulous week!

  

My Ponytail drip

  
Yesterday ran like a bad movie that wouldn’t stop.  

In my bull headed fashion, I pushed back with all my might and ended up a mess by the end of the day.  Exhausted, weepy, and grouchy…the trifecta of fun for my family.

When the movie threatened a double feature on me today, I put on my ” Oh, Hell No ” tee shirt and headed to Zumba.

Pony tail drip achieved, sweaty hugs to all my gal pals, and something good happened to me when I got home.  I was able to put on some slacks that hadn’t fit in 6 months.  They zipped without pinching.  Yea Zumba!

Why didn’t I try on those pants yesterday?  I could have had my “something good” a day earlier!  

Happy Wednesday!

120 days of nutrition, exercise, coconut oil, and bee pollen

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It started in May with a serious choice to be healthier.  So I added some goodies to my diet.  I can’t say they’ve helped, and I can’t say they’ve hurt.  I cook with the coconut oil, or use it as a carrier oil for my lavender.  It helps my dry feet.  I can’t see any improvement in my skin, hair, or nails.  That’s just the long and the short of it.

I’ve faithfully worked out at least 3 days a week, sometimes 5 with a combination of Zumba, Yoga, Weights, and walking.

Results?  Results?  Results?

All my clothes, zip, button, and hang like they should.

I got an odd compliment from my husband, he says I’m now a “one handed fanny”.  He does have large hands, and I’m glad I now fit into just one.  Jeesh.

Improved muscle tone.  I don’t cringe seeing my legs in a pair of shorts. I’m not brave enough to photo the gams just yet.

Sleeping is better, not so many bad dreams.

No weight loss to speak of, but then again, I haven’t been on a scale recently.  It doesn’t rate Sexy, or Confident, so I banished the scale to the garage.

My left calf muscle has really enjoyed Zumba.  After my Achilles reconstruction, I lost a good 30% of my calf to atrophy.  It didn’t like 6 weeks in a cast, 8 weeks in a walking boot, and 12 weeks of physical therapy.  Regaining that muscle has been a challenge, and up until last May, it would spasm on me at night, and ache all the time.

With Zumba, I’ve regained some of my calf, and no more spasms at night.  I don’t have the quick feet that you need for some of the steps, but I can modify the routines to work for me, and I’m getting quicker every session.

I’ve been participating in Yoga for about 45 days now.  It’s a slower result, but I’m a little more flexible than I was.

So on this lovely Tuesday.  I’m grateful for the time I’ve had to focus on getting healthier.  I’m grateful for the decreased stress, and the supportive family.

Zumba Wednesday # 4 class in total—not the 4th Wednesday!

My 4th Zumba class,

Why are these ladies asking me questions?  Why are they looking to me for answers?  How in the world did I get to be an expert?  Oh….NO NO NO NO. Nine, Niente, No, Ninzte, Nada, Nunca, PHWEE, Stop,  and any other NO word you can find!  Ugh UH… AINT Happening!  I’m not going to the front of the class cause you showed up with your friends….I’m really happy in middle land….no man’s land, the land of the unmolested, unslapped, and able to see what’s going on.

The class was packed today.

Why the newbies were looking to me…poor lovelies, I’m just not that gal…see my three fabulous solos..I don’t know most of the steps.  Really, we count to 2-3-4 then finish out with a 5 count?  I’m so uncoordinated!  How do you split up an 8 count in  to 3 and 5?  Then hit some imaginary bongos, and shake?

How do you count from 2-3-4+ 5-6-7-8+1?

Why don’t we start with 1?  Oh, cause I guess it’s Zumba.

I’m rewiring my brain, and having a super good time doing it!

It’s the most fun I’ve had in a while.   Just….Give me some room folks, I’m just saying…I might have a solo coming on, and I’m not responsible for my lack of coordination.

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