Monday, June 13, 2011

Week One, Day One

2 miles on treadmill (Couch to 5K)
1 hour of Zumba basics DVD

Good evening!  

I started the Couch to 5K program.  I am at my parents house in Arkansas, and luckily they have a treadmill!  So, I turned on the TV to the Casey Anthony trial (I am obsessed with that trial) and started my iPhone on the C25K app (there's an app for that!) and I was on my way!  The running was surprisingly easy, and I was even running 5 MPH at the most!  Two things I forgot:  a towel and a water bottle.  I was parched!

After that, I rewarded myself with an episode of The Walking Dead.  I have a fascination with zombies.  I have the season on DVD, so I am just now watching the first episode.  Let me tell you, it was gory.  Not that I mind, but just a warning for you guys!

After watching the first episode, I put in the "basics" DVD for Zumba.  OMG, it was hard!  And this wasn't the workout.  It was the intro to the steps.  Many many years and pounds ago, I was on drill team and I was pretty quick at learning new routines.  Well, those days are long gone.  I am not giving up on it yet.  I am so out of shape.  I am hoping that the DVD gets easier.  I rewarded myself with another episode of The Walking Dead.  

Tomorrow, my plan is to do the Zumba DVD again.  Yes, it will be the basics again, which will probably kick my butt again, but I am going to stick with it.  I am also joining one of my besties for dinner.  Hopefully I will make good food choices and hopefully I can talk my friend into going for frozen yogurt afterwards!!!  

Good night!  

Thursday, June 9, 2011


1 hour of BodyPump

On Monday of this week, I attended the 24Lift class at my gym.  It was pretty challenging, since I am extremely out of shape, but I was able to keep up with the class with a few breaks.  Oh, and I used the puniest weights in the class.  

Tuesday, I was pretty sore.  My arms were killing me.  But, the worst was yet to come.  

On Wednesday, my arms were so sore that for the first part of the day, I couldn't bring my hand to my face.  This was problematic as I couldn't wash my face!  Or cover my mouth if I sneezed.  I was in bad shape.  

Tonight, I went to the BodyPump class.  I really liked it and the instructor.  This class has a major problem for me...the plank!  Yes, we spend an eternity on the plank!  Not only that, while we are in the plank we have to move our feet and our arms to do this "around the world" thing!  I was unable to do any of this!!!  Hopefully if I stick with it, I will be able to do the plank soon.

Next week, I am going to be at my parent's house in Arkansas.  So, I will start on the Couch to 5K program and I will also take my Zumba DVD's with me.  I have had those DVD's since last year and haven't even used them yet.  I'll let you know how it goes.