Monday, July 2, 2012

Day 35

Despite completing my original Zumba goal, I am still going to Zumba everyday. I was thinking of a suitable reward for my dedication, and decided should I make .... or rather, when I make my goal weight, I am going to invest in becoming a certified zumba instructor. Not because I have any desire to teach a class,  but more just to say I did it. Plus, me as any kind of dance instructor is a funny thought. I am still really, really uncoordinated.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DAY 30!

Sunday maked the 30th day of the challenge. In 30 days, I completed 32 classes, lost 10 POUNDS, and several inches. I lost a pant size, going from a 12/14 to a 10/12.

I'm not sure how many inches I lost, but I'm sure it was quite a bit.

So what now? 30 more days. This time I will take proper measuerements so I can report the actual number of inches lost. I also took a full body picture so we can compare in another 30 days!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Day 27

OMG! I am so close to the finish line. Yesterday and the day before I took 2 Zumba classes. So,although it's my 27th day, tonight'sclass with be my 29th. In 30 days I will have exceeded my goal, and couldn't be any more proud of myself. As an extra congrats, the scale moved two pounds, completely surprising me, and causing me to break out in a spontaneous happy dance. Today is a good day (in my Ice Cube voice).

Monday, June 18, 2012

Day 24

Just less than a week to go. Someone asked me yesterday if I could see and feel a difference. My answer was yes! Although I am still left drenched with sweat after each class, my endurance has improved tremendously. I am no longer gasping for air. I have entered a place where I can enjoy the music, and relish in my own thoughts as I move in step with the instructor. Progress. Yes. As for weight loss, 7 pounds as of today.

The journey continues!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Day 18

Remember how my ankles were swollen? Well, thanks to my good friends at google, I was able to determine that my ankles and knees were most likely reacting to my poor choice of shoes. Skechers are not good dance shoes. What was recommend is something lightweight (like mesh), with shock absorption, and light tread.  I found some (very cheap) shoes that fit that description, and it has made a huge difference.

Confession: I missed Saturday. But am taking two back to back classes today. Still on track for 30 classes in 30 days!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Day 14

I'm pretty sure my ankles are swollen. How do you fix that? Ice? Elevation? Should I Zumba tomorrow? Do people actually take rest days during 30 day challenges? Do I just push through? Dammit. What to do?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Day 13

I was minding my own business, getting my work on as I normally do on a Thursday afternoon when I came across this article, Exercise benefits black girls less than whites, study shows.  The science behind it attributes the discrepancy on lower metabolism and our (meaning myself and other black ladies) decreased ability to oxidize fat in response to exercise.  Well, that sucks. Assuming that this is true, it has the potential to derail fitness plans across America. Another item to add to a long list of excuses. I refuse. I'm going to purge the thought out of my head and dance as if no one is watching...... and as if my weight didn't depend on it.

The scale still hasn't moved. I care less today.