I’m starting to sweat a little

February 23, 2009 at 9:08 pm 1 comment

Weight was up this morning. It was up last Monday too, before dropping again for the rest of the week so I won’t worry too much. If I didn’t like my job so much, I’d think it was my heavy heart from going back to work after the weekend!

I found out recently that there is a ‘workout room’ at work. There is an elliptical trainer, a mat with an ab curler, and three sets of girly weights. However, this was absolutely perfect for doing a pilates workout, which I did for the first time today during my lunch hour. First time at work, that is, not first time pilates. I think I will make this a regular thing since I don’t even need to bring anything or change clothes.

Also this evening, I was so engrossed reading on the bus on the way home that I missed my stop, and got in a bonus fifteen minute walk.

But my big news this evening – well, not big in the real sense of the word, but my breakthrough moment for the day – was when I did Kathy Smith’s Latin Rhythm workout DVD after dinner. This is one of my most fun workout DVDs – the first one I ever bought that I could follow (more or less) and actually enjoyed. I think the difference is that it is fronted by a fitness professional who understands cueing for imbeciles rather than a professional dancer or a choreographer to the stars, who are used to working with people who took their first dance class in the womb and have been at it ever since. Anyway, the first 20 minute session is kind of a beginner workout. And although I’ve always found it really fun, it’s always been really hard work. It’s broken down into warm up, salsa, merengue, and cha cha cha segments, roughly five minutes each. I usually have one eye on the counter to see if we’re nearly at the end of a segment so I can collapse in a chair, towel down and swig a gallon of water, before finally starting up the tape again and carrying on with the next section. Well, I haven’t done it for a while, and this evening I just went straight through without stopping. There’s a point about halfway through the merengue segment, ie. the third part, where Kathy looks at the camera and says “I’m starting to sweat a little.” It always cracked me up because at that point I’d be dripping wet, gasping for air, and ready to collapse. Today, there I was merengue-ing away and I thought, “hmmm, yeah, me too”. Awesome. OK, it’s not the IronMan, but I’ve come a long way and I’m loving every single one of these little victories.

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Entry filed under: exercise, fat loss, heath and fitness, weight loss.

Workout schedule for this week Weights and intervals on the same day?

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  • 1. Cynthia  |  February 25, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Don’t ever get fussed about one day’s weight… it’s the trend that counts. And yours has been going the right way.

    That’s good that there is a workout room at your job! Even a few minutes here or there can help! I’m trying to create a little corner of my office room to have a place for some quick work with dumbbells or the ball.

    Excellent progress on your workout DVD, celebrate those victories! I think they are big, not little!

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  • Body fat lost: 0.9%
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  • 4. Get my body fat below 40%
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  • 2. Increase continuous jogging time to 30 mins.
  • 3. Run a 5K for charity.
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