Monday, March 8, 2010

Day 11- Zumba (Jennifer)

So today I decided to give Zumba a try again. And after my last experience I was pretty nervous. So I tried to prepare myself better. I ate a Maintenance bar before I went(they are a little bigger and have a few more carbs to them. You are allowed 1 per day) and I also ate half of the lean part of my meal. And it seemed to help immensely. I made it all the way through with no lightheadness or upset stomach! I was so excited. I got the hang of the moves a little better this week. Dont get me wrong...it still wasnt pretty. hehe. At one point the teacher came over and told me to keep my legs still and only move my upper body for one of the (dirty) dance moves. And since I am the biggest girl there she clearly didnt understand that no matter how still my bottom half is that I am a fat girl and its gonna "jiggle". Period. And Trish...thank you for your uncontrolable bout of hysterics when I told you this. But overall I was pretty proud of myself. I feel like I get a good workout doing it. I am not so out of breath that I cant function but my face gets all red so I know I am "doing a body good".
And I would like to say thanks to Trish for recognizing that I had a tough weekend and stepping up to the plate to be a great support system. I truly needed that because I was doubting if I could do this. Once we talked it set my priorities straight. I also got my food today and that motivated me all over again. VARIETY IS KEY. Teresa...you have been a huge supporter checking on me daily too. Hope to hear more from you on here soon????? Girls....I think in a future post we should make a list of reason why we want to lose the weight...to keep up focused. Maybe even post one at the end of each post?
Okay...I'll start:
*I dont want the parts to "jiggle" unless I ask them to :)

7 comments:

Karen, Ron, Ally and Shaylin said...

OMG! You crack me up. I check this page daily to see what is new because I know that I will be in for a good laugh when there is a new post. I'm so glad that you are doing well!

Ron said...

Jennifer, I think I might need to make the 2.5hr hike from Albany to see what this class is all about as your BFF ;-)p Keep the stories comin'.

Sue said...

Jen, I was so impressed on how you had such self-control over the weekend while we were there, not one nibble! It must have been such a big challenge and yet you conquered it! I'm glad you like Zumba, the steps come more natural every week you go, its a riot!! I do agree moving just the upper body is quite a challenge, it was suggested next week that we bring our belly rings for belly dancing!!

Jennifer said...

Thanks guys. I am glad you are keeping up with the blog. It makes it all worth creating! It is so helpful for me to share my experiences :) Be sure to set your acct so you can get an email whe

Jennifer said...

...when there are new comments.

Bonna said...

Keep up with the Zumba! I jiggle, but figure as long as something on me is moving- even if I don't get the steps right away- I'm burning calories. I have a great instructor here in Albany that makes it a ton of fun.

Keep up the great work!

Bonnie -a friend of Tricia's

Jennifer said...

Hi Bonnie-thanks for the motivation! I really do love the class and cant wait to go every week. But there is always alittle hesitation or maybe embarassment of what I will really look like doing these moves...especially as the "big girl". But week 2 was better than week 1 and hopefully next week will be even better! But pushing myself to do it gives me such a feeling of accomplishment when I am done. It is a very small dance studio and last week there were only 5 of us Zumba-ers. I love the small class and would definately prefer it but it makes me stand out even more when I am fumbling over myself and "jiggling" :) Thanks for the comments. I totally look forward to them!!!!