One month in and 18 pounds lighter and I am finally starting to see some real results. Biggest being my energy level and the fact that I find it hard to sit still much these days.
I haven’t been able to get to the gym as much as I wanted this past week due to kiddos being sick and a couple other things throwing off my schedule but I just made sure not to consume as many calories as I do when I am working out harder.
And it’s been 27 days and still going strong without any alcohol. **hopes no one drops by and notices the kids duct taped to the wall** I have found that even passing the wine section in the grocery store isn’t phasing me anymore…haha yeah right! Did you actually take me seriously there? Pffft. You’re silly.
So I have a little idea in mind that I would like to run across anyone who is currently using a fitness tracker. I am a competitive person and do weekly challenges with a few friends who have FitBits. But I thought hey, why not do a little competition between some of my readers or fellow bloggers who have fitness trackers, doesn’t have to be a FitBit, can be any kind of fitness tracker. Here’s my idea….
It will start on Monday, Feb 8. (That will be the day after Super Bowl when I will be in a self induced food and alcohol coma so you will already have a head start on me) That gives you a week and a half to decide. Most fitness trackers have an app or they send you updates with your progress. Below is an example of what my weekly progress report looks like, that the app sends me via my email, but you can also take a daily screenshot of your results.
I would like to challenge anyone who is interested to do an entire week (feb 8-Feb 14) and see who of us has the most steps or miles at the end of the week. Each day snap your progress and send it to me either via Twitter(@DomesticMomster) or Facebook so I can keep track of who is winning and post everyone’s progress. On Monday, Feb 15 send me your final results and I will tally up to see who won. If you are up for the challenge please leave your twitter handle in the comments, message me on Facebook, or even email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Because a little healthy competition never hurt anyone. You would be surprised at how motivating competing can be. Are you in?
Last week my friend and I went to our normally scheduled Zumba class and at the end they threw us off by adding chairs to the routine. It’s called Zumba Sentao. Next I am just waiting for them to incorporate stripper poles into the program. I can assure you that no one in my class looked like the girl in the following video.
First of all I could not see anyone wearing high heeled boots in my class. Especially not me. I have a hard enough time
standing up being coordinated with tennis shoes on.
The following is more the style of what went on in our class…only my instructor, Nora, has about 300 times more energy than this guy. It is my aspiration to be like Nora…someday.
If any of you have ever thought about trying Zumba I encourage you to check it out on YouTube. There are so many choices of free ones on there and I am telling you that it is a great cardio workout. I get close to 6,000 steps on my fitness tracker in a one hour class. And when I can’t fit the time into going to the class then I just find one on YouTube to follow. I even had my little monsters doing it with me.
Still not convinced? Well let me assure you that I used to think I had quite the moves back in the day when I would go dancing at the clubs. I caught myself in the mirror at Zumba the other day and realized it was the booze I was consuming on those nights that made me think I could dance. But I still love Zumba. And I am finding that the more I do it, the more I am getting the moves down.
Today I am going to check out a new class called Cardio Camp. I have no clue as to what it is but it has the word cardio in it…so I am there!
I am still shooting for my 90,000 steps in one week goal! I don’t care how long it takes me but I will get it one of these weeks!
Hope to see some of you for the challenge!
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