If you have followed any of my fitness posts, you know by now that I DO NOT like working out.
I get bored easily and if I don't see results, I quit. Simple as that.
But here lately I have been on a really good streak and I attribute it to the fact that I have found classes and workouts that I actually enjoy.
My main focus lately has been cardio and just moving my body, breaking a sweat. I like to take classes and have other people around me when I am working out.
Plus when you are dancing it really doesn’t feel like working out. Cause we backing it up….
Here are the classes I am taking recently to get my workout time in
Step class is great workout. It's the perfect way to get in a action filled cardio workout. For me, it was intimidating at first. I don't have the best coordination. You couple that with a board I can trip over and if you watch long enough you may get a good laugh.
I haven't fell on my face (yet) but I have stumbled.
My heart races every time too cause falling doesn't feel good and I can always see it playing out in slow motion before it even happens.
Now that I have found my groove step is one of my favorite classes.
Again me and coordination ARE NOT homies. I use to be able to dance pretty good. But now my bad knees and lack of coordination can have me looking like a straight fool.
But I have found some great Zumba classes here in Raleigh that have great music and moves I can do after I study them for a minute.
I always leave Zumba soaked and feeling like the hour was totally worth it. Plus it's lots of fun.
Spinning is my favorite source of cardio and a great way for women to get in a good cardio workout.
If you can get past the first couple times without giving up, you'll love it too.
I shed all 20+ pounds of post baby weight after I had my son with going to spinning class twice a week.
The class back home was my favorite but I have found a few classes here that I enjoy.
The thing with spinning is the music. I need good music to make me push through when I want to quit.
Over the last month I have done some form of exercise between 3-5 times a week with one of these three classes.
It has been a good time and helped me shed a few more pounds. I'm inching along slowly but surely.
Speaking of it, here's my update for this month.
I have been killing it with working out this month. I have been averaging 3-5 days a week and some days, twice a day. I swear in my twenties if I did that I would need a new wardrobe in two weeks cause the pounds would just fall off. In my thirties, NOT SO MUCH!
What I am eating
I have just been listening to my body and eating when I am hungry, but also stopping when I feel full. Most of the time. I still overindulge a bit and I need to do better with that. I have a solid couple days where I am literally CRAVING sweets and I don't know how to tell myself no. Sometimes when I get home from the gym I really have a taste for some scrambled eggs so that has been a quick breakfast for me when I want breakfast. Lunch is with my go-to lean cuisine's or whatever I find in the fridge for leftovers. Dinner has been the same pretty much. Meatless Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, and then Something simple on Wednesdays and Thursdays with a quick meal on Fridays. On the weekend I do a decent brunch/lunch and normally dinner. No lunch.
My current struggle(s)
My knees tried to do the fool on me for a little bit. But I rested for a bit and then I was good. I am trying not to get discouraged by how slow I am loosing weight though. Some days I really feel like what is the point. And then I remember that if I don't workout then I will most likely start gaining again. And I am GOOD ON THAT!
The warmer it gets outside the better I feel and more motivated to keep at it. We just bought my daughter a new bike. Her old one had gotten too small, and so now we will be hitting these trails around here. I am sure that will help too!
I am down to 173 pounds.
So I am loosing, just at the pace of turtle. But they say slow and steady wins the race, so we shall see.
I have had people ask me if I am loosing weight so I know my body is changing, just not the number. I am still not fitting into the clothes that I WANT to fit in, but I have gotten into a few things that I could not fit a couple weeks ago.
So I am still at it and pushing along. Between trying to eat better, workout, and just feel better it can be a lot. But each person has to run their own race.