Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fat Cells

"It's not sweat.  It's your fat cells crying!"

Well, I have to say after reading this quote from an unknown source, I love sweating even more.  Although I did not break a sweat last night.  I opted to stay home and spend the whole night at home. And I'm glad I did.

But this morning, it was time to make the fat cells cry.  This was the morning of the Pear Run (which I did not sign up for), but I missed cheering them on as the runners passed my street.  When I was driving to the rec center, I passed an older man that had just slowed down to a walking pace.  I rolled down my window and called out, "You're doing great!  Congratulations!"  I will definitely sign up for it next year.

Once I got to the rec center, I checked into the weight room.  I did a quick 5 minute warm up on the elliptical.  Of this 5 minutes, I spent half of it fighting with all of my warrior princess gear as they took on the role of saboteur.  First the earphones weren't working. Then somehow the Garmin band came loose.  Then my arm band slid down to far and when I moved my arm it turned the volume down.  It was comical.  The good thing is the shuffle function played the best of my playlist all in a row during my entire workout.

I only had 15 minutes, so I grabbed some weights and the exercise ball and moved through as many exercises as I could.  I must have been working it, because I started dripping in no time.  Yea!  I even chose to do the bosu ball push ups.  And I did 10!  And I think they were pretty good, too.  It was short session, but I think effective. 

Then it was time for zumba.  And I forgot my shoes.  Oh well, I've only had zumba shoes for a couple of weeks, it shouldn't be a big deal.  But it was.  I am so surprised at how much more comfortable the cheer shoes are for zumba.  Not only could I not do the turns and stuff, but my feet were getting tired and sore.  Lesson learned: don't forget to wear the correct shoes!  And I think I may have to break down and buy a belly dancing skirt.  But it was still a great workout.  The Garmin had my average heart rate at 139.  Yea, again!

When I got home, the family took off to shop for mother' day.  So I hopped into the hot tub to relax.  I don't know how much longer I have before they come home, but I think I'm going to aim for a quick nap.

I think I deserve a nap.  It is mother's day weekend after all, and making those fat cells cry is hard work!  =)

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