Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thursday….Friday yet?

Compared to last week this has been one very long week. I don’t mean my hours cuz they are always long, I just mean…it’s only THURSDAY? WOW, I was hoping…well only sorta cuz I really don’t want the world to pass me by or hurry up…it was Friday.

I had a few questions about my attempts at Zumba so I’ll answer them and add some. First off, I wish it was a class because I think I’d learn a bit quicker but it’s from my Wii. Second, I’m not sure I liked it or not. The songs are really different then what I’m use to listening too but the beat is excellent so I’ll adjust, not to mention I only got in like 6 songs and I’m betting that thing is almost unlimited. Third, I wonder if I’ll get coordinated enough to even do a few of the steps in time with the lady on the screen. She goes from pink to orange to green when you doing well but my girl didn’t spend a lot of time in the green. And Kristy, I did it with my daycare girls so you my dear get it out of the box and give it a whirl.

Now for another thing I found on Kristy's blog. She is doing a Run 5K in 100 days. Last night I went and check it out and it’s pretty darn neat. Now I don’t know a lot about it yet because I think this started back in March so I e-mailed Brad to see if he was still willing to teach more people how to do this. It’s 113 days until I want to run a full 5K so this would be perfect. I’m still using the C25K but something new would be cool.

Last night I went for a 2 mile run and a mile walk. I didn’t do grand but it wasn’t terrible either. I left Wilbur at home for my run and then picked him and Scout up for the walk. Wilbur wasn’t thrilled the last time I went for a run and he was with, he really just prefers the walking/trotting.

Food was good yesterday but I am craving and still want a hamburger and fries but Debbi said when we both hit our goals we’d meet half way (she lives about 125 miles from me) and find a good burger joint and get us one. I’m not sure I can hold out that long but will try.

So my plans for today are the same as yesterday except I’m just going to do some floor exercises and skip carrying water, running or anything like that. My back is really bothering me again and since the chiropractor costs money I’ll just take it easy today.

Are you reaching for your goals? Are you trying your best to get to where you want to be? With Allan's phase 6 and Debbi's Slimmer this Summer challenge I am doing my best. Slowly but surly I will be at my goal with the body I’ve wanted for the past 20 years. Nothing perfect but healthy, happy and ready to face the next 50 years of my life.

Take care everyone and have a blessed day. It was 40* when I got up this morning, I am hoping it warms back up, only two days of summer isn’t enough for me.

11 comments:

AlmostGastricBypass said...

Excellent. Reach a goal and have a burger and fries ?? Are you kidding me ??

Michele said...

Good morning, Julie!
Wow! Terrific exercise and what an inspiration you are for fitting it in despite a long day. I am no expert but you should be able to do a full 5pm running in 103 days. have a great day!

EmptyNester said...

So far I am right on track with the Simmer this Summer challenge! I've even added Pilates to my exercise---of course, my abs are so sore they want to kill me. Zumba gets easier with every try- it took me about a week to get through the whole workout and keep up with the crazy lady on the screen. But it's fun...I also like Yoga Booty Ballet but haven't started that back up yet. Someone said kettle ball was fun and very effective...maybe I'll try that.

1FitMama said...

Great job with the exercise! I am in the Slimmer this Summer Challenge as well! I love the idea of the run a 5K in 100 days! Keep up the great work!

Karen Butler Ogle said...

You aren't far from goal now are you? I can wait for you to get there. I would love to have more people in maintenance phase with me. I feel pretty much on my own right now but even so, things are going well. Hang in there and good luck training for the 5k.

Princess Dieter said...

If you guys come to Miami, let's do a healthy lunch or supper al fresco. I'd have you over, but I've got some serious clutter (just look at my pics on my blog in my living room. It's barely navigable. hhahah).

But lunch out in the subtropical loveliness, oh yeah!

And slowly is okay, but I don't want to see you ever "surly". ; ) hee..

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

Nothing wrong with that burger and fries but we'll have to find a way out to Miami as well for that lunch with Mir! We'll have to go to Miami this winter when 40 below here in MN!

JW said...

I love your running goal. C25K is a solid program, have fun with it! I did it years ago and got in super good shape, but then quit (and got in super bad shape again... lol). Oh, what a journey. Anyway, yes, I am on a mission this summer!!! Day 9 of 96 tomorrow. Everyday matters and it is for a very worthy cause, reaching our goals! :)

Carrie said...

All you runners! I'm so jealous! Maybe someday, but with this bionic leg I've got, I don't know about that, even after I've lost the weight! You are doing wonderfully, keep it up!

debkhershberger said...

I had taken a Zumba class and totally loved it. BUT I am so uncoordinated!!! I stopped when I joined the gym. BUT, i hear there are going to start a class! I went for 6 weeks and still didnt have all the moves correct!! We all figured as long as we kept moving even if it was wrong, we were getting exersize!!

Waisting Time said...

When I tried a zumba class I was a bit embarrassed because I sooo cannot dance and could not remember the steps! I'd love to have a Wii:)