Zumba + running = happy

I did a Zumba workout on the PS3 before getting on the treadmill to do the last Couch to 5k workout for week 2. I thought doing a pre-run workout might help me. I love Zumba! I know I’m not the best at it – my hips just don’t move the way the instructors do. But that is the joy of doing it at home in my living room. I sent my hubby out for errands so I could have the living room (and the t.v./remote) to myself.

Zumba for PS3

I’m going to be ready for the next 5k I do, which looks like will be the Komen for the Cure in October. That is…unless I find another one to do in the next few months.

I finished the 3rd workout for week 2 on the C25k challenge. It seemed easier today. Maybe that’s because I warmed up with Zumba before doing it. I was able to do the intervals with little trouble and able to increase my speed a little. After I finished the workout, I decided to do some 30 second sprints, like I’ve seen on the Biggest Loser, to push myself. That was exhilarating! Its amazing what you can do when you push yourself! I’ll definitely do that again.

I feel good about finishing week 2 on this challenge and looking forward to starting week 3. Now its rest and relaxation time for me. It’s time to prepare for another week. Have a great week!

Zumba!

Just for the record (after my earlier post today where I seemed to be whining) ….I wanted to report that I was able to get up and workout! I decided to do a Zumba workout since I have the PS3 game. It’s so much fun. And it really does feel more like a party than exercise. I do regret however, that I had to throw my husband out of the house for a few hours….since I needed the living room space to do it. Please forgive me, honey.

Zumba! Join the Party!

But I am very happy that I did it. I feel great!! Please someone remind me how good it makes me feel to workout. Now, I’m off for a healthy snack and to see what else the day has in store for me. I am going to get my monthly massage later at Massage Envy. That will be wonderful!

nonfat Greek yogurt = yummy!

Enjoy your day!

Time to Zumba!

I recently bought the Zumba Fitness game for PS3 Move. Since I got off work a little early, I decided to give it a try last night.

It was awesome. There are tutorials that teach you the moves. There is also a workout calendar/journal where you can track your progress. If you are not familiar with the PS3 Move, I’ll explain. There is a camera you place on top of your tv and insert the Move controller in the Zumba belt. You are supposed to follow the moves the instructor does on the screen. If you do it right, you get “energy” points and increase to the next level. I did the beginner 20 min workout and did rather well for the first time. I have taken a few Zumba classes before at the gym so I guess I’m not really a beginner. It was so much fun and I broke a sweat! I didn’t really expect that from a video game, but felt like I got a good workout in. We have rather chilly weather here in TN but I was able to stay warm last night from my Zumba workout! Now I have the Zumba party music in my head! I have found another way to stay fit that is lots of fun!

For those of you not familiar with Zumba, the link to their website is below.

Zumba website

I love running outside!

1 mile :16.49

I decided to run outside today since the weather has been so nice this weekend! It was great. I’m still alternating running/walking. It sure is taking me a long time to improve my pace. I found that I enjoy running outside much more than the boring treadmill. I jogged around a favorite spot of mine that has a trail around a pond usually filled with ducks. However, today I noticed that half of the pond was very unattractive due to construction in the area. After I reached the loop around the pond, I found the other end looked much better. I felt sorry for the poor ducks. It used to be such a lovely area with a fountain to enjoy the scenery. This is what Gateway Island used to look like.

Its been a busy weekend since I have been trying to catch up on work due to my being sick last week. I have worked a few hours here and a few hours there and feel much better about my workload. I also found the time to spend with my youngest daughter yesterday for a short shopping trip and attending a church service. It was a fun mommy/daughter afternoon!

Whitney


I began attending church again, especially since it was one of my goals for the New Year. I’m glad that I made this decision.

It’s amazing how being involved in a church can inspire me. Look at the video below from the praise team at my church, WOC.

http://player.vimeo.com/video/19228022

I’m very pleased that I found Zumba fitness for PS3 on our shopping trip. Can’t wait to try it! I also got it at a discounted price. Love that!

Now, that it’s almost the end of January, are you sticking to your resolutions?