Monday, January 3, 2011

Back from the Past

Some of you may have followed this blog on another platform. I moved it here for convenience. So let's get down to business.

Last year I started my weight loss plan to coincide with the arrival of my first garndbaby, Baby J. She is now 13 months old and tearing up the place. She's as sweet as can be and I love her to pieces.

My thought was to get in better shape so I could be around to watch her grow up for a long time. Over the course of last year, I lost 21 pounds. Pretty good. I still have a long way to go. The holidays came I let things go. So now I'm back op to 253.6. Huge, right? That's ok, because this year I have friends to help.

Some fellow writers have joined together to support one another in our efforts to lose weight. We call ourselves Weight Shedding Freelancers. This group is amazing because all these wonderful people are sharing their stories, their weights, their measurements and their plans for a better future. It takes guts to do that and I am proud to be part of that.

Today, I opened the case that contained one of my self-selected Christmas presents.. Zumba for the Wii. I have seen Zumba classes and they are high energy and look like a lot of fun. Exercise for me has to be fun or I have a hard time sticking with it. So I dressed accordingly: sweats, baggy t-shirt, gym shoes and my hair in a pony tail. Wait - that's how I dress everyday.

Anyway, I set up my profile, selected "easy" and chose a 20 minute workout. Let me just say, ten minutes later, Zumba tried to kill me! It was fun but a bit faster than I thought a beginner lesson would be. It's all good though. I will try it again on Thursday. In between I will be doing other things to keep the monotony down.

I'll be weighing in on Mondays but blogging about what I'm doing through out the week so come back and check it out. I'll also be adding blogs for all my friends who have weight loss blogs so you can see if something they are doing might work better for you.

Check out the Wii ZUmba here. Or look for it on your platform (Playstation 3, XBox 360)


Suzanne Alicie said...

I will have to work up to being able to tackle the Zumba. I also want to get Dance Party for the wii.

Angel said...

Good luck with the Zumba and your weight loss. Doing great so far!

Marie Anne said...

I'm going to stick with short walks with the pooches for now, and keep an eye out for cheap videos/dvds.

Good job - keep going!

Patrice Campbell said...

My niece got that for Christmas. She's under 30, pretty active but claims it's brutal even though she loves it. Best of luck to all with that. I'll stick to Tai Chai.

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