Monday, January 21, 2013

Zumba, etc.

Friday, I bought Zumba Rush for the Xbox Kinect.  I love it.  Best $40 I’ve spent in a while.  Seriously.  It’s soooo much fun!  I burn pretty much the same amount of calories in 45 minutes that I do when I run/walk on the treadmill for 38 minutes.  It doesn’t feel like a workout which makes it a perfect workout for my day 7 each week.

So, today I was scheduled to work a partial shift of overtime at work.  I woke up at 5am (3 hrs earlier than my usual 8am wake up), took a shower, ate breakfast and packed my food and water for the whole day.  I get to work and about 15 minutes after I show up, I get a phone call telling me “oops, it’s a holiday, we don’t actually need you.  We’ll pay you for 2 hours for showing up but you can go home.”  While I’m bummed about losing a few hours of overtime pay, I’m happy cuz I got to workout today whereas otherwise I would have taken today as a rest day due to just plain not having the time to workout.

If I can manage to stick to my meal plans and my workout routine this week, I hope to see another 2-3 lb loss on Sunday.  I really want to lose 7 more lbs by the end of the month, but so long as I’m below 180, I’ll be happy.  So, really, as long as I lose at least 3 more lbs by the end of the month, I’ll be good with my progress.  The way I figure it, I’m pushing myself pretty good when I’m lifting weights and lifting as much as I can stand to lift without hurting myself, so I’m sure I’m gaining muscle on top of losing fat.

Everyone is starting to notice my weight loss more and more each day.  I work in law enforcement so I wear what is called a “duty belt.”  That’s what you put a radio pouch and gun holster on.  Anyway, mine is so loose that one of my co-workers suggested I could hula hoop with my duty belt!  Hahahahaha!!!  Best compliment on my weight loss so far.

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