Philippians 3:12-14 (The Message Bible)

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

R2-Day 11

Oh! My! Gosh!
Today I had the FUNNEST day of exercise I have EVER had!! One of the "local" (took me 45 min. to get there) YMCA's had a Zumbathon. It was $10 per person and the money was going to benefit The Little Lighthouse, a non-profit preschool for children with disabilities. It was 1 1/2 hours of SOLID (no breaks) hard-core Zumba! There were about 200 women all together in a huge gym all dancing our booties off to songs like "Low" "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and "I love Rock-n-Roll". It was a BLAST! Since I didn't know a SOUL there...I danced my little heart out and really got into it. There weren't any mirrors so I have no idea how ridiculous I looked...but I didn't care. My kicks were sky-high, my squats were Waaaaaay low and my shimmy was groovin! I knew I was burning some major calories but I never imagined I'd burn 859!!! Yep! That's what my HRM said when I checked it afterwards!
Brooklyn actually went with me and thought she'd take a stab at Zumba...but it was way too complicated for her. These instructors were the best of the best. There was some serious choreography involved and a lot of hip thrusting, booty-bouncing and ta-ta shakin' going on. She opted to just sit on the bleachers and draw. Thankfully (I had suspected that it might be too hard for her) I had brought her a little bag full of paper, crayons, pens, stickers and one of her American Girl magazines). It kept her busy for the full 2 hours. Since we both paid $10, we both got to put our names in the bucket for the door prizes and wouldn'tcha know it...she won one of the first prizes--a $10 gift certicate to Panera Bread!! I actually won a 3 month membership to the YMCA...but I opted to give it to someone else since there is no way I am going to drive 45 minutes to go work out somewhere. I also got a really cute Zumba embroidered towel and a cute Zumba bracelet. There wasn't an inch on my entire body that wasn't SOAKED in sweat by the time it was over. Even my hair was dripping. I literally looked like I had just stepped out of the pool with my clothes on! I LOVE that feeling!
Anyway, eating today was NOT good...but couldn't have been helped.
I met a friend for lunch at Red Robin. I ordered the turkey crossant sandwhich and then traded out my fries for a salad. I only ate half and then took the other half home. (which I ate at about 4 pm.)
Then tonight I took the kids to a birthday party where they were serving pizza. At about 7:30 pm I ended up having 2 small slices of pizza with a large salad and then I had a piece of birthday cake. YUM! It was so sinful..but so delicious.
Tomorrow won't probably be much better either. We are going down to the city (2 hours away) to go to the lake with my neice Rachael on her new boat. I'm sure we'll just be eating whatever.....
I am going to pack healthy snacks for us and I will bring us each 1 sandwich from home...but other than that, we'll just have to take what we get.
It may not be the best for my diet...but this is life. This is what it's all about and I don't regret a minute of it! I'll just make the healthiest choices I can and get in exercise when I can. Like Tony would say...Do your best and forget the rest! Hope you're all having a good weekend!!

1 comment:

KC said...

Wow, that sounds like the perfect workout for you. I could NOT do it. I enjoy aerobics, just when they start doing any kind of dance moves, I'm OUT! I have no rhythm and do not enjoy trying to keep up..LOL! Just pass me the free weights, and I'm happy! :)
Glad you enjoyed it though.