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!