Thursday, April 07, 2016

The effects are starting to make themselves known

My weekly weigh in was fabulous!  It showed me down 3.1 pounds from last week!  Amazing.  I don't know how.  But I am not going to look a gift horse in the mouth!     That said my food has been somewhat more in line.....kinda.  I am still tracking and while I've been over I've not been fantastically and miserably over my caloric goal!  Except for today....I was WAY over today.  It was the Dairy Queen Blizzard that I was craving.   I wanted it while I was driving up the road from Charleston on Sunday and I didn't get it due to long lines......and I held it off all week.  But tonight I just knew I wanted it.  I knew that it was going to get to the point that I would eat everything else under the sun in attempt to satisfy that instead of doing that and then STILL end up eating what I really want...I just went and got the pesky blizzard.   LOTS of calories...but I don't regret it at all and I'm ready to move on to healthier options now!

I got a nice hike in yesterday..  Went up the Thurston Griggs trail to the Appalachian trail.  (I did this section about two weeks ago) and then this week we went north on the A.T.

  My legs were SORE when I got back to the car.   This morning I woke up quite stiff.  I walked it out but I could tell I worked it!

So my revelation of the last few days/weeks?    The absence of zumba in my life has made a HUGE difference to my overall level of fitness.    I can tell a difference!   Im NOT happy with this!  The organized class kept me on track.  On my own it's just very difficult to be consistent.  I could say go to the gym and take classes (and that's an option for sure) but it's not the same as 'MY CLASS'.  You see, my zumba peeps and the friendship with the instructor is what drove me to the class week after week....class after class...and even to some nights in the past where I did back to back classes!   Without that pull, I have floundered!

I have made the I just have to figure out how to fix it!


twogirlsmama76 said...

I know how, to become a Zumba instructor! You would be a fantastic instructor! Then I would go to Zumba.

Fran said...

Beautiful hike!

You will find something else that you love, be patient.

Lori said...

I agree with twogirlsmama76, you could become and instructor. I was an aerobics instructor years ago. It wasn't too hard to get certified back then.

The hiking is certainly helping keep you in shape too.

I think you made the right decision about the blizzard. It had been pestering you for a week. Just get it, and move on rather than trying to fill that hole with something else. The key is not letting it derail you.

#fatfreefloozy said...

I understand the zumba thing. I have swapped instructors and the mojo just isn't there anymore. I wish my old zumba lady would come back!!! That blizzard thing sound like something worth craving - so glad I can't get one of those anywhere near me!!!