Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Keeping Up With...Workouts (2/18 - 2/24 Recap)

Another week of snow and cold weather messing up my workouts.  The week started with last Wednesday being the only day the boys went to school last the middle of a snow storm!  Driving conditions were horrible and I literally couldn't get to my morning class on time so I had to cancel.  I ended up getting a sub for my afternoon class as well since Adrian was really stressed out since he got to work very late because of the traffic.

The weekend was pretty awesome, I went to my first Zumba Jam session of the year!  It was so much fun to go and learn 5 new songs with a bunch of friends.  The Jammer Lynn was awesome, such great energy and challenging but fun choreography.  I introduced my first new song from the Jam this week and my classes seem to really like it.  It's a fun song called "Zumba High" which I can relate to on a personal level.  The singer is talking about how Zumba has changed her life for the better.  If you've been around for a while, you know that's true of me as well.
The whole crew of Jammers
Me, Lynn & Bridget after the Jam
Here's the quick rundown of last week:
Wednesday, 2/18 - Did a 10 minute at home total body conditioning circuit
Thursday, 2/19 - Taught 2 Zumba classes and did 10 minutes of Total Body Conditioning
Friday, 2/20 - Taught 1 Zumba class and did a 10 minute yoga YouTube video
Saturday, 2/21 - Three hour Zumba Jam
Sunday, 2/22 - Rest Day
Monday, 2/23 - Taught 1 Zumba class and did a 10 minute arm workout
Tuesday, 2/24 - Taught 1 Zumba class and did 10 minutes of Total Body Conditioning

And a quick update on my weekly goals:
1. Continue teaching at least 6 Zumba classes each week.  Only taught 5 this week due to 2 being cancelled for weather on Wednesday and then getting a sub for Mon night so I could make sure AJ got to his last hockey practice
2.  Attend at least 2 classes other than mine each week.  I'm considering the 3 hour jam as fulfilling this.  I did totally new to me choreo which is a huge challenge
3.  Do at least 10 minutes of strength training at home 5 days each week.  Done!
4.  Do at least 60 minutes of yoga or pilates each week.  Fail again.  I did 10 minutes this week.  I'm really struggling with this one.  I need to step this up.
5.  Continue doing the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans monthly calendar.  I am up to date on the Lose Your Love Handles February challenge.

6.  Make the changes in the year long challenge called A Year of Small Changes. Things I'm working on from past weeks:  sleep and being positive.  Sleep has been pretty good.  I've been great about going to bed by 11 and getting up most mornings between 6:30/7:00.  I need to figure out how to keep Zak in his own bed.  He is really messing up my sleep schedule!  I was positive sometimes this week and other times not so much.  I'm going to probably keep this all year, I think it's important to remember to always see the positive.  This week's challenge was to eat your veggies everyday.  I do a great job with this, normally getting 5-6 servings everyday, sometimes more.  And I try to eat the rainbow everyday as well.

Finally, my weigh in:
2/18 - 220
2/25 - 218
Change for the week - down 2 lbs
Change for the year - down 7 lbs of the 52 lbs I'm trying to lose (8th week of the year)

Yay for a loss!  I had a pretty good week of staying on track eating wise, except for Sunday.  And now I am back down to where I was before my two weeks of crazy eating so I'm happy about that.  I have an active month planned for March so I'm hoping for some pretty big losses.  Stay tuned!

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