SP Premium
ANAVERAGEJESS
20,000-24,999 SparkPoints 20,164
SparkPoints
 

Living Room Aerobics!

Monday, March 21, 2016

I joined a gym a little over a month ago and thought, ugh, I'm probably not going to stick with this. But so far I have and I'm actually loving it. I do Zumba, yoga, pilates and body balance (yoga, pilates and tai chi) classes and on the days off or if a class is too full I just go into the gym and do some weights and a run on the crosstrainer (elliptical).
I find it easier to do a long workout when there's a class full of people, lots of loud music and someone yelling at me. I find it motivates me to continue going because I'll feel left behind if I miss too many classes and also I want to be really good at this stuff, so the more I go the better/stronger/fitter I'll be.
Today is a no-gym day as we have commitments every Tuesday. I figured I want to do something anyway, so I decided to do a couple of aerobic videos. I found a couple on here (9 minute low-impact, high-intensity cardio workout and 30 minute indoor walking workout) and though yeah, I'll give these a go. I also thought, I do Zumba, this should be a cakewalk.
Pride does come before a fall. Not literally though, thankfully. It was HARD WORK. I don't know how I can manage to bounce around for an hour in a Zumba class, but I had to stop the 30 minute video twice to "have a drink" (that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it). I can only assume I'm either working different things that I'm not used to, or being surrounded by people makes me feel the difficulty less.
I am definitely glad I've done this though, even though I was counting down the minutes til it ended. I want to eventually put this in the "easy" box and I'm only going to be able to do that by keeping at it until it becomes easy. Phew!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • FAITHP44
    Wow Jess, I just read all your blogs, including the one from 2010. What a long way you've come! Time to delete the bit about you being a quitter, unless you mean you quit smoking, drinking, junk food etc. You are such a determined person and you are going look fantastic for your wedding.
    1851 days ago
  • PLAGGE1959
    Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon
    1852 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.