Monday, January 24, 2011
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Monday, January 10, 2011
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Friday, January 7, 2011
|Me in November 2009 at my highest weight|
Tuesday I used the My Fitness Coach 2 program and was pleasantly surprised. After completing a profile which asked a few questions about my age, preferences and things like would I define myself as a hammock-lounging couch potato, a moderately-fit dog walker or an Olympic decathlon medalist, it created a workout program suited to my condition and goals. It lets you pick 2 areas to focus on such as weight loss, muscle toning, reducing the tummy, etc. I tried to pick them all but it limits you to 2 at a time. The workout combines stretching, toning and muscle building. Squats, knee-push-ups, marching (to warm up) and leg lifts were a few of the exercises in my routine. It offers a lot more but I’m sure I’ll be talking about the other features as I work my way through them.
Check the list of bloggers I follow on the right. Here is Marie Anne's post about Fess-Up Friday
Posted by Theresa Leschmann at 5:16 AM
Monday, January 3, 2011
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)
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