Hi all! How are you doing?
Yesterday I did Zumba for the first time in months! I love dancing and I love Zumba. It always feels like such a joyful, friendly atmosphere, especially for women, although I know some men like to go to, and respect to them! I feel like at Zumba we get to be silly, a little sensual, let our inner Shakiras out and have fun.
But I hadn’t been to a class in months, so my feet were really aching and I was struggling to keep up! My feet ache a lot when I’m learning new dances. It’s a problem I’ve had since doing line dancing as a teenager. However, I noticed I wasn’t out of breath like I usually am at Zumba! This must be thanks to all the training I’ve been doing at the gym over the last few months. So that’s a NSV – non-scale victory! And I really enjoyed it, so you heard it here first – I am going again soon! If not next week then the week after, brownies’ honour! Also, I managed to do 5 minutes of cross trainer and my 30 minute solid run beforehand. I’m hardcore, baby. LOL.
Changing the subject, I’ve been having money issues lately due to Christmas slow-down of work. I’m a freelancer in the publishing industry. Therefore, I have to cut down my personal training sessions from once a week to once a month 😥 sad times. So I will be flying solo at the gym most weeks. This is also a positive though, as long as I manage to keep myself motivated. It’s an opportunity to grow in my self-discipline and spend more time choosing my own workouts. Wish me luck!
In other workout news, I am running 2.34 miles in 35 minutes, reaching 2 miles in 30 minutes and 40 seconds, and getting up to 7.5! All on a 2% incline. My goal is to climb Glastonbury Tor without having to stop to catch my breath 3 times like I have on the last few occasions! I’ll allow myself one breath break!
Tomorrow is gym and weigh-in day. Last week I weighed 11 stone 13 lbs. My goal this week is to weigh 11 stone 10 lbs, so a 3lb loss. It’s a big ask, but I’ve really been putting in work at the gym this week and trying hard with my food, so I want a good result. I’ll be happy with 1 or 2 pounds though. Stay tuned for the results soon!