Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Successful Zumba night

Last night was a successful first night of learning some Zumba routines.

When I say successful, I mean I learned ONE routine. LOL.

I actually did the first warm up routine twice (the squats were killing me and kept me from doing it a third time), the second warm up once, and then from that point on, I did Un Mes. A fantastic Reggaton routine that is so so fun! I did it with the break down multiple times before I finally started getting comfortable. After that, it was just memorizing what part I needed to do when. Finally I started to get comfortable to the point where I could listen to the music and do it with my eyes closed. Then if I would feel lost, I would open to see where they were. Success! This morning I listened to just the music (no dvd) and I remembered the whole routine. So one song down!

Last night I worked on Zumba for 2 hours and I burned 1072 calories. That includes sitting down to preview three other songs.

Not bad.

And this morning I weighed 176.5. Going down- by a couple of pounds.

Tonight I am going to do something a bit different.

K (I think) is coming over tonight and I am going to do the dvd's that I have and I have the music to. It will be a good refresher for me and not so monotonous for her. She has never done zumba before so I want to break her in slowly. LOL.

Then tomorrow, my friend Maggie is coming over and we are going to work on different songs. Should be fun especially when she is at the same spot I am in learning new routines.

Cant wait to see if this helps me lose weight and get toned up too. I know I said it before, but this IS how I lost most of my 100 lbs when I first started. Doing Zumba, I was able to lose about 1-2 lbs a night. BUT that was when I weighed 268 lbs.

Ok...moving on from Zumba. I apologize if that monopolizes my posts for a bit, but it is what I am working on right now.


Yesterday I went back to a mostly fruit and veggie fast. Breakfast was a smoothie. Lunch was fresh veggies, a bit of blue cheese dressing, a bit of bread and some of my left over pasta with steak that I made a few days ago. I wanted to make sure that I got a little bit of carbs to have some energy for that night. Then for dinner was a huge salad with some almonds, some lite blue cheese dressing, and a couple Tyson chicken tenders cut up in it. Delicious.

And I still had plenty of energy to make it thru my two hours of working out.

After work out, I had some water and two saltines with some peanut butter skimmed on. Then I went to bed. I was beat.

Thats about the news for now. I woke up late this morning so I have to rush around to get the kids to school and pick up a snack for Landry's class so off I go! Talk to you all tomorrow!

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  1. Congratulations on the whoosh! It's so great that you are staying so active. I've never done Zumba before but it looks SO fun!

    1. You should totally try Zumba! I love it!

  2. did you get a zumba DVD? or do you take classes? I wanna start doing that! But not sure which would be better?