New year, new resolutions.
Not really. I try not to make resolutions as they always seem to disintegrate by mid-February. If I’m going to make goals for myself, I will just make them. I don’t need a particular time of year to roll around for me to do it.
Like November 2010. I went to see my nurse practitioner. I think it was my annual check up. Or maybe I wasn’t feel well. I don’t remember exactly what for, but we got to talking. I wasn’t depressed, but I wasn’t overly happy with my life either. She suggested I start exercising to help with a boost of endorphins. Plus I could stand to lose some weight. I wasn’t ‘obese’ but I do have a family history of obesity, and I think she was afraid I might head down that path if I don’t get my butt in gear and start moving it.
So I started, just like that. We have a beautiful new gym about 5 blocks from my house and I started exercises. I buddied up with my girl friend, Jenn, and we went to Zumba a few days a week. Then it turned into daily Zumba classes. Then on some days, I’d go in the morning and at night. It was a glorious ‘addiction’ that was good for me and good for my health.
14 months later I still go just about every day. I’m not sure how much weight I’ve lost, but I did start keeping tract of the inches about 4 or 5 months in – and the loss is startling.
I feel good, and I think I look pretty good too. I have incorporated a couch to 5K program into my daily cardio classes as well. I’m not exactly a ‘couch potato’ but I don’t run. At least not for very long and can keep up a good pace only if someone is chasing me in a dark alley…
I have been challenged by another Zumba buddy to do a 5K run in March with her, at a local charity event here in Fort Bragg. I’m very excited and can’t wait to be able to do an entire 5K run without walking.
So on that note…I’m going to try to keep this blog updated regularly. Some life stuff, some work stuff and some stuff inbetween.
xo – tammie
I worked on my business website all week. It’s completely updated and beautiful (if I do say so myself!). This quote speaks to me so much I incorporated it into the site on a few different pages.