I went to a Jazzercise class. It was fun and it was really a good workout.
If you have never tried before I can tell you that Jazzercise is a combination of dance, aerobic movements and some type of kickboxing. The class is designed to fit people of all fitness levels and it is very fun.
Even if you have no rhythm, you can follow the class and have fun.
Now, I am Latin, and I have done zumba before, so I will stick with it, but to give a variation to the routine I will take this class once again once in a while.
I think the most important thing is that I had fun and it did not feel like a workout.
Starting tomorrow, I will also do some abs and some other type of cardio besides zumba to complement the workout.
I have struggled with weight all my life. I have been an emotional eater since I was a little girl. I have lost the weight with diets and then gained back, and gained even more.
After my pregnancy, my son was sick, things were stressful at home and I gained a lot of weight. That has created a lot of issues with my husband and I lose weight and then I gain it back, and the cycle continues.
Things have been rough lately, so I gained the weight back. I have been following Leah (Mamavation creator) for a while and some of the girls that are in the sistahood. I did not have a blog, and I felt intimidated about creating one. English is not my fist language and I do not always feel comfortable writing on it. I knew I need my bog in English if I wanted to apply for the sistahood but I was terrified.
I am also terrified about sharing my weight. Since it has been such a struggle since I was a little one, I have always wanted it to be a private issue. But I guess that you need the support and maybe that being scared and trying to hide have contributed to my weight gain.
So here I am. Open with my weight, my struggles and pretty much my life. I know the journey is not going to be easy. I do not like to exercise and I am really afraid of all the routines I will be doing, but I have seen all the ladies achieve goals with Mamavation, so here I am.
I am ready yes. I am scared YES, but most of all I am in changing mode. Changing my life style. I have done diets before but if I have learned something from the Mamavation ladies is that is not about a diet, is about changing your life style. Committing to be active and eat healthier.
I want to join the sistahood because I need the advice and support of all the ladies but also because I might be able to give someone a boost to keep try next to me.
I will not be able to join tonight show. I am going to a Jazzercise class. Yes, I do not like to exercise, so I am making it fun. But I have already made public on twitter my desire of join the sistahood, I will be twitting, and next Monday I will be there on the show and with hopes that @bookieboo asks me to join.
I am also thinking that I want to apply for the next campaign, but for now I just want for all you ladies to take me on and start making new friends and find the support that I need and also maybe inspire some other people too.
Weekend was for cleaning, relaxing and more cleaning.
Now, I am very happy because the house looks great. My allergies are bad because I moved all the furniture and got dust out from places I did not even know existed on my house.
The smell of the cleaning products, even though they are all natural and “organic” does not help either. I can feel them in my lungs and I have been wheezing a little bit. With inhaler in hand I continue with my cleaning plans, and my goal to have the house as new, so when the boys return from their summer vacation they will come to a really clean house.
I want to take pictures, because as soon as those boys get here I know that the mess is going to start, but at least it is going to be easier to clean, now that I have everything very organized and classified.
I also donated a bunch of things and threw away others. I am pretty sure they are not going to notice, and I felt I needed to make room for all the things they will be brining from their trip…
I am feeling kind of sick today, but I have planned to attend my first Jazzercise class.
I have plan healthy meals for today. Breakfast cereal with strawberries, and some fish for lunch. I will have a protein shake with fruit for dinner and some fruit and yogurt for snacks. I am still having some diet sodas, but I got yesterday sparkling water on an attempt to substitute the soda for them.
Yesterday was hard. My first day of the new healthy eating plan. There is so many temptations out there.
I am home by myself, my son and husband are out of town, so cooking for one is not that easy. It seems easier just to get some junk food. Had a couple of appointments and I was out during lunch time. There we no healthy restaurant around, mostly just fast food restaurants.
I decided to eat a soup and sandwich at Subway. It seemed the healthier and I stayed away from Ranch and fatty staff. I did have a diet soda, because I think that if I try hard to achieve both things at once I would be setting me up for failure.
Then dinner. I decided to have a salad at home. I added some chicken for protein and I had water.
I had 9,000 steps on the pedometer. Since I had a Dr appointment and was not feeling too well, I did not did Zumba, but I stayed under my 1200 calories for the day, so hopefully that would be enough.
Today, it is going to be Cereal for breakfast, banana for midmorning snack, fish and broccoli for lunch. I am going out with some friends in the afternoon and that would be hard, because they want to go ice cream, so I will order the low fat yogurt, only one scoop. Dinner is going to be chicken with some pasta salad and milk. As for exercise I am riding my bike.
Life style change
So I have been in the yo-yo dieting wagon for a while. I lose weight, I gain weight and even gain more than I lost. You might know what I am talking about.
I want to put this here on the blog, to make myself accountable now. I want to make a life style change and once for all loss the weight and keep it down.
I see some of the other bloggers losing weight, and I read about their struggles, so I guess I feel inspired by them to do the changes on nutrition and also exercise.
My main problem is that I am an emotional eater. I eat because I am sad and anxious and lately things have been difficult around here. I eat because it gives me comfort, but then I feel bad. The other problem is that I do not like to exercise. I however like to dance so I am doing zumba.
I am starting, again, my journey of losing weight at 180 lbs. I am expecting to lose 2 lbs per week.
Let’s hope that now that I am making my goals public I can stick to them.
I need all the support I can get and knowing that some might be checking my progress would probably make me stick to the diet and exercise program.
Wish me good luck….