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Friday, January 27, 2012

I lied!!

I stated in my last couple of post that I would be blogging on a regular basis, well....that doesnt' seem to be the case. I suppose I will just pop in here when I feel like I have a few extra minutes that should be taken up by blogging.

So you know I was going to zumba and I was loving it!!! I haven't been back I dont' think since I posted about it. Which I think was about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks ago. Oops! As much as I loved it is difficult for me to get away in the evenings even if it is just 2 days a week. I can do it but not on a regular basis as things come up and such that I want or need to tend to after work. Plus, since I work full time I obviuosly like spending time with my kiddos and husband and that has to be done in the evening after I get to them at 5:30. So I do intend to go back to a class but I just don't know when at this point. It was so much fun and a great workout and I highly recommend it.

Right now I am trying to decide on if I should/want to commit to a rather large fitness event/goal. I have my thinking cap on right now and am going to talk to my husband about it this weekend. I will get back with you and let you know if I move forward with it or if I shift gears and do something else.

Have a great upcoming weekend. It is in the 50's here and the sun has been shining. It is BEAUTIFUL for January. I am loving it.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Exercise!

WHOA!! Two days in a row of blogging, shocker, I know.

Exercise has NOT been my strength the past 7 months. I have exercised randomly here and there but I am not even certain that I have done two exercise sessions in a week until NOW!!

I keep coming up with 100's of excuses, a few legitimate but most are not. I simply cannot seem to get in the groove. I have been thinking if I could do some type of exercise that was fun and didn't seem so much like exercise that might help me get back in the habit.

I have been wanting to try Zumba, well finally I was able to. A friend invited me to a class that she recently tried, she raved and raved about how much fun it was and what a good workout it was. They actually had it at a time that I could make it last night. The husband stayed with the kids and got them to bed and I went to get my dance/booty shake on.

Let me tell you this was some fun booty shaking sweat session. Some of the people there are really good at it and it was so much fun to watch them. I on the other hand don't think my top half is seperated from my bottom half and I was watching them wondering how in the heck they do that. I also left with the feeling that I wanted to get much better at this workout/dancing and I absolutely LOVED IT! I will be back.

It did not seem like exercise at all. It was tons of fun, I felt comfortable there and I can't wait to try it again.

In fact I have plans to go back on Monday night at 6:45. WOOT! Can't wait.

Oh and back to the top where I said I finally exercised twice in one week, so I did the Zumba class last night and then on Monday when I was off work the husband, Chloe and I alternated between the bike, eliptical and treadmill for 30 minutes. GO US!

Have a great weekend friends and before I go I must say WOO PIG SOOIE! GO HOGS GO! The Arkansas Razorbacks play the Kansas State Wildcats tonight in the Cotton Bowl in Arlington at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. 7pm. Can't wait!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

STOP THE PRESS! It is me (Dawn) and I am actually blogging. I think I might get this thing up and running again on a somewhat regular basis.

As I have said many times in the past, I hate how times goes by too fast. My youngest daughter, Harlie, is already approaching 8 months old!!! Yes, I said EIGHT MONTHS OLD!!! Lizzie will be FIVE in a few months and Chloe is 7 1/2. She is half way through her 1st grade year at a new school and loving it. J is doing great and has switched paths slightly and is an elementary P.E. teacher and no longer a coach at a jr. high. We see him a LOT more now and we love it.

As for me and my weight and exercise plan, the whole reason I started this blog in the very begininng, I have learned that I am queen of MAINTENANCE!! Which is actually a good thing only if I were already at my goal weight. I weigh the same today that I weighed 6 weeks after having Harlie. I have lost and gained the same 5 pounds for the past 7 months. GO FIGURE!

I have hardly exercised, randomly here and there. I have cleaned up my eating a lot but I do great for a few weeks then I do average for a week or two then I have several days that I just do awful and with that lack of consistency that equals maintenance!

So here is to a new year and a new fresh start. This time I mean it. My goal at this point is small, just to drop 5 pounds. Then I will set another mini-goal. The big picture is a little too overwhelming at the moment.

I promise to post more frequently for those that care to follow me and I also promise to post a recent picture of my precious girls as soon as I download them.

Hope all of you are doing well and are ready to meet your goals whatever they may be in 2012!
Dawn