Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Party's Over!

Yesterday was the birthday luncheon, and as I promised I ate cake.  And Chili, and tea sandwiches, and fruit salad, and cornbread.  To make matters worse, women's group was starting early so there was no time for a workout before or after.

That's ok.  The night with the ladies was awesome!  And I had given myself permission to indulge for lunch, so no regrets.

But now, the party's over and it's time to get refocused!  So on Tuesdays, there is a zumba class offered at the church.  It's been over a year since I attended one of these classes, so I thought it was time to check it out again and mix things up.  So, off I go.  First thing I noticed, there's a lot more hip hop music.  Second, there's a lot of hopping!  She had jumping jacks in the first song!  Jumping jacks!  So, rather than modifying like I normally do, I did them!  I actually did jumping jacks!  I haven't done a real jumping jack in years!  There were a couple of familiar songs including Hella Decale which is a fave.  So yea!  I'm sweaty and happy, and then she brings us down to the ground to work on abs.  And then she hollers out "planks!"  PLANKS!!!!  CURSE YOU PLANKS!!!!  It was a good workout, even though I have not learned to love planks...or hip hop music...yet.

I got home in time to spend a few minutes with my daughter who informs me that I forgot to give her money for the book fair.  So tomorrow after I get off work, we'll be heading up to the school to buy another book on wolves.  (her latest obsession)

I had texted my neighbors to see if they were going up to the gym with me, but I got no response.  In fact, I think I heard crickets chirping.  So before I left, I go knocking on doors.  One neighbor turned me down, the other caved in.  I feel like an exercise bully.
I warmed up on the treadmill and ran a 5 minute course average speed of 4.8 mph.  Then I hit the mat to do circuit training.  Something I haven't done and even avoided for the past few weeks.  Bad Candi.  Bad, bad, bad!

I mean, I have avoided it but it's not like I haven't been doing anything.  I'm realizing that I have been making excuses.  Like today, I didn't feel like running, so I went to zumba.  I don't feel like circuit training, so I go running, etc.  I mean, I guess it's good that I'm doing something, but I really need to keep myself on track. 

I pushed myself with the circuit training too.  I increased my weight 2-3 pounds and added some additional arm exercises.  I can really feel it sitting here right now, too.  The circuit regimen calls for 12 bosu pushups.  I never really go down very far on the push ups, so I concentrated on making them count, and I went all the way down.  I was able to do six. 

Now it's really late, and I'm heading to bed.  Thank goodness I don't need my arms to climb the stairs.  So goodnight and sweet dreams, and I hope that if you read this you will leave comments.  Tell me some of the things you have accomplished!  I would love to hear your stories!

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