Monday, February 27, 2012

I Like to Move It

Yesterday I took the plunge (yet again) and joined 24 hour fitness. This is the third time I've joined the gym and I'm hoping it will be the last. Especially since it's almost double the monthly dues I paid before. Yay inflation.

Anyway, as I've been saying, diet is just not on my side lately. Given, I choose not to eat the healthiest of things all the time, but even when I eat healthy I eat enough for three people. I blame hormones for making me ravenous. I fail at counting points and I fail at portion control. So I've decided to come at my baby weight from the exercise side instead.

The 24 hour fitness by my house offers several fitness classes besides the various exercise equipment and the pool. I really like the constancy of classes (although I sucked at yoga) and I feel like if I have certain classes I always go to I'll be far more likely to get regular exercise. So I'm making the commitment to go to Zumba every Monday and Wednesday with the intention of trying some other classes later on.


I tried Zumba this morning for the first time and it was really fun in spite of my trying to keep up! I've done some similar kinds of workouts before so I was able to keep up okay. I found myself doing some weird bunny hopping steps as I was trying to figure out how to move my feet. It didn't occur to me that the whole back wall was windows so people waiting for yoga were probably thoroughly amused at my uncoordinated booty shaking. Overall though it was really fun and I think I'll be able to follow without any trouble after a few more classes.

I also get a free hour with a trainer and I'm hoping I can have them show me some stuff to build my core strength for dragon boating. I still need to find out when the team is practicing again so I can start paddling. This is proving to be more difficult than I expected, so hopefully I don't have to find a new team! I miss my team!

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