Zumba, Money Issues and Weigh-In Goal for Tomorrow!

Hi all! How are you doing?

Yesterday I did Zumba for the first time in months! I love dancing and I love Zumba. It always feels like such a joyful, friendly atmosphere, especially for women, although I know some men like to go to, and respect to them! I feel like at Zumba we get to be silly, a little sensual, let our inner Shakiras out and have fun.

But I hadn’t been to a class in months, so my feet were really aching and I was struggling to keep up! My feet ache a lot when I’m learning new dances. It’s a problem I’ve had since doing line dancing as a teenager. However, I noticed I wasn’t out of breath like I usually am at Zumba! This must be thanks to all the training I’ve been doing at the gym over the last few months. So that’s a NSV – non-scale victory! And I really enjoyed it, so you heard it here first – I am going again soon! If not next week then the week after, brownies’ honour! Also, I managed to do 5 minutes of cross trainer and my 30 minute solid run beforehand. I’m hardcore, baby. LOL.

Changing the subject, I’ve been having money issues lately due to Christmas slow-down of work. I’m a freelancer in the publishing industry. Therefore, I have to cut down my personal training sessions from once a week to once a month 😥 sad times. So I will be flying solo at the gym most weeks. This is also a positive though, as long as I manage to keep myself motivated. It’s an opportunity to grow in my self-discipline and spend more time choosing my own workouts. Wish me luck!

In other workout news, I am running 2.34 miles in 35 minutes, reaching 2 miles in 30 minutes and 40 seconds, and getting up to 7.5! All on a 2% incline. My goal is to climb Glastonbury Tor without having to stop to catch my breath 3 times like I have on the last few occasions! I’ll allow myself one breath break!

Tomorrow is gym and weigh-in day. Last week I weighed 11 stone 13 lbs. My goal this week is to weigh 11 stone 10 lbs, so a 3lb loss. It’s a big ask, but I’ve really been putting in work at the gym this week and trying hard with my food, so I want a good result. I’ll be happy with 1 or 2 pounds though. Stay tuned for the results soon!

Published by alicemowse

Writer. Occasional performer, stitcher. One book published so far, my collection of poems 'Saved by Porpoise' available on Kindle. Featured in the anthology 'Around The Mulberry Tree'

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