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the answer? underpants!

sooooo

i did my Zumba on the wii.

because i am so amazingly awesome, or perhaps a glutton for punishment…i decided i would totally breeze through the “intense”  hour long work out.

and i pretty much did.

Sure – at one point i thought i was having a heart attack – maybe a little foaming at the mouth…but i did it.

it’s amazing how in such little time i could be so outta shape.  it baffles my mind.

i forgot how much i love the feeling of my heart going a mile a minute, the sweat (yes, i actually love to sweat!) and my muscles turning into complete mush.

I did this on Monday.  today i am still learning to walk fully erect.  my body is in so much pain…i love it  (i’m kinda sick like that) and i can’t get up without some primal groan escaping my lips.

I wasn’t going to Zumba tonight…but i think i may just try.  i will put it on an easier level and maybe just do half an hour.

i miss actually going to a class…but you know what is absolutely awesome about doing it at home?

let me paint you a picture.

forget the t-shirt and yoga pants
we are talking hot pants and sports bra and off to the races you go…oh and runners.
how is that for sexy????

there is nothing more liberating than jumping around your house in your underpants.

that my friends – is the key to total freedom.  try it.  go on now i dare you.
dance in yer underpants!

(you may want to shut your blinds – or not!)

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what’s shakin’

it’s been 14 days of clean eating.  i mean spotless, by the book clean.
there were the 2 onion rings yesterday…but i was forced to eat them…yeah that’s right.  i had no choice 😉

the first couple of days were rough.  i was cranky and unhappy.  after that – smooth sailing.
the same thing always happens when i fall off plan.  i dread going back on it – and then when i am actually on it – i cannot wrap my head around why i even stopped.

i make sure i do alot of prep the night before.  i make sure i have enough to snack on during the day so i don’t crave crap.
it’s expensive this eating healthy thing – but again, worth it.
and my dinners are planned for the week.  it keeps me on track – who knew i’d have a dinner schedule!

i pulled out my capri’s this morning.  i haven’t worn them since last summer – so i was really afraid that they would not fit.
they fit 🙂
they got stuck at my thunder thighs (every pair of pants gets stuck on my thighs – again – thanks mom)
but they fit.

I’ve noticed a difference in me even in the 2 weeks.  like, instead of looking 6 months pregnant, i am looking a comfortable 3. lol
had i not started eating healthy again these pants would have zero hope of fitting.

I have yet to do my Zumba on the wii.  My wii was not working 😦
i was sad about that.
anyways – it was fixed last night and i am ready to go as soon as i get home.
i put it on last night and just watched from the couch – for one song…
i was getting into the music and it seems that just by moving my body a little – i was able to burn 23 calories lmao
too funny.
but yes – i can’t wait.

the gym called me the other day. it was a lady i have never spoken to – never seen – who knows, maybe she is new.
anyways she called to tell me she missed me.
awwww that just warmed my itty bitty heart!
she doesn’t even know me but she misses me.  how sweet.
it’s not my money they are missing cause they still get that – so i don’t know what their angle is.
hmmm – can you tell i don’t trust gyms?
don’t worry my little gym – i plan on returning to you.

i haven’t had a glass of wine in 2 weeks.  i think i will celebrate tomorrow by pouring myself a nice glass of red and sit outside and enjoy the night sky.

and that my friends is what’s new in the healthy world of me!

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falling apart

there was no wii zumba for me last night.

i started to get a headache before i left the office last night.  by the time dinner dishes were cleaned up and lunch/snacks were packed…it took everything i had not to cry from the pain.
i haven’t had a headache like that – of that magnitude –  in a very long time.
highly unpleasant.

i think it was a combination of the weather and my body going through some sort of carb withdrawal and detoxing.
either way it just sucked.

not only that – my poor old bones.  you know you are old when you can tell what the weather is going to be like based on how your bones feel.

not sure if i have ever mentioned this here before, but i have been a victim of a hit and run twice in my life.
lets just say a car driving over your leg does cause a bit of long term damage. lol
so for the past couple of days my knee and my ankle have been really sore.

i woke up this morning and my other ankle was sore.  wtf????
what could i have possibly done in my sleep?
other than age
because man this is making me feel OLD.

other than that…i am wonderful today lol…just falling apart!

today i had the “bee special” for lunch.  haven’t had that in forever.

i rediscovered how very much i love my cucumber sandwiches.  mmmm mmm good.

happy hump day friends!

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when one door closes

it’s been a rough couple of months on the whole be a better bee thing.

there has been no diet to speak of – no real physical activity other than an odd Zumba class or dog walking (although the dog walk is an hour speed walk)

my days have consisted of eating whatever it was that i craved and sitting on my ass feeling sorry for myself.
it was working for a while. i mean i saw the weight creeping up a little bit but not enough to make me change.

then i saw my mom’s ass in my mirror – and well – feeling sorry for myself ended pretty damn fast
(no offense to my ma – she’s a good looking lady, believe me, it’s just that my ass was never intended to be that shape)

Anyways – today is day two of super duper clean eating.  I was a little cranky about it all yesterday…but i figure i have two options.
eat what i want and cry about all the weight i am gaining….
or suck it up and eat clean and feel better about myself and look better.

where was this mind set two months ago??

so i contacted my Zumba instructor and told her i was coming this week – only to find out that this Friday is her last class.
boo.
say it ain’t so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
what oh what am i going to do without her?

so yeah – i was pretty bummed out.  ok, big time bummed out.

until

i was told that there is a Zumba Fit for wii!  how did i not know this?????

i told LB my sad story – no more Zumba for me but there is a wii game for it…and i was presented with my brand spanking wii game last night!

wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

sorry i got carried away lol

so – i am gonna get my Zumba on tonight.  i cannot wait!!

i mean it’s not the same as going to the class my instructor taught…but at least i have the option.

i am totally bringing sexy back.

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who stole my rhythm?

ok, so i never had any to begin with.

it’s been confirmed.

i have no rhythm.  this white girl cannot dance.  not even a bit.

i went to Zumba the other night and tried to follow all the gyrating moves…and really – i just looked ridiculous.
how do i know?
it could have something to do with the wall to wall mirrors.

if anything induces panic – it’s watching yourself jump around like a mad fool – and watch your body parts follow seconds later.

so not hot.

my instructor moves with ease.  She’s Brazilian so it makes sense…but some of those moves she does so naturally with her hips seem like they should be illegal.
my hips were not born to move that way
i am not Shakira.

i have got no rhythm, but i don’t care.

i am going to keep going – cause it’s so much fun and doesn’t even feel like exercise.

i just hope more women with zero rhythm show up and keep me company

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anxious

i am still alive…barely.

i’ve been knocked on my ass by an apparent sinus infection that is spreading to my chest.
it has not been fun.

i’ve been dealing with this for over a week now and am feeling anxious about all the time i have been missing at the gym – and not being able to get out there and be physical.

but i have zero energy.
even working from home has proved to be exhausting.

i am finally on antibiotics and i think they may be working, but they leave me so thirsty and light headed.
well it’s either the the antibiotics or the infection – i am not sure.

although i don’t have much of an appetite, the things i am eating are off plan.  i am trying not to get anxious over that because i think my body is craving these things to get better and heal.

i am overdosing on clementines and i have had comfort food like grilled cheeses (on multi grain bread) and of course some ben and jerry’s.

this makes me feel good – but anxious.

i try to be gentle with myself.  remind myself that there is tons of time for me to get to the gym and my Zumba classes once my body is healthy and strong.

for now i am taking care of it by listening to what it needs…and trying to get as much rest as i can.

as i rest and try to get better – my domestic stuff is falling by the wayside…and that makes me anxious too.

i really can’t afford to be sick.
but i am…
and i am trying not to feel so bloody anxious.

just wanted to stop by and let you all know that i am still alive…barely lol

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facing a fear and its name is Zumba

i’ve been meaning to blog about this for days now – but i have been busy and sick
poor me right?

i can do alot of things alone. i actually enjoy doing things alone.

i have no problem going to dinner, the movies, road trips on my own.
i once debated going to a resort on my own – just for the peace of mind – but a part of me thinks that might just be too much alone time.

when i was in college and money was tight – i would still treat myself to an over the top dinner at a restaurant on my own..about once a month.
i would sit there and sip on my wine and write.
i would over tip – because i found the experience and the quiet so amazingly wonderful.

apparently there are some things i think that i can’t do alone.
one was go to the gym.
it was imperative that i had someone to go with me – otherwise i knew that i would not go and it would be a waste of money.
as i’ve mentioned before over here – i used to have great anxiety over walking into a gym alone.

same goes for the Zumba class i wanted to go to.
i somehow felt more secure jumping around like an idiot if i had someone i knew doing it with me.

no one wanted to go with me.  so i had two choices.  either face my fear head on
or just not go.

so i put on my fat pants and sat on my couch – feeling guilty as every second passed by.

LB gave me a good talking to.  this is something i have wanted to do forever.  she told me i didn’t need anyone
she said i would come home and wonder why i didn’t do it sooner.

and so i went.

and oh my god – i loved it!!!!!!!

sure, i was scared. i was born with two left feet.  i can’t dance unless i’ve consumed alcoholic beverages
and i am sure even then i just think i can dance
but probably look like a big ol’ fool.

my instructor is amazing.  she made me feel ever so welcome and has all these crazy ass moves that i know my hips were never designed to do.
i didn’t care – when in doubt – jump around like a mad fool!!!!

i felt a little bad – cause i spent the hour just staring at her ass.
it made me feel like a pervert…
but i had no idea what i was doing – and apparently you gotta do alot with your ass in these classes.
and so i had to stare.
If you are reading this Suellen i am sorry 🙂

when i was done i felt amazing.  it was some great cardio – and i was sweating from head to toe!!

i drove home – which is 8 minutes away…and when i went to get out of my car i was already sore
uh-oh
that can’t be good.

that was Friday – it is now Tuesday and only today did i start walking like i wasn’t 80.
my body has never, ever hurt that bad.  ever.

that bad side to this – if there ever is a bad side…
i was so pumped up after my class – i was awake until 2am!!!!!!
guess i won’t be doing a Monday night class if i plan on working the next day

So i faced one of my fears – and i plan on going back for more.
i don’t need anyone to go with me – i am perfectly capable of making an ass out of myself in front of strangers and feel ok about it 🙂

i’ve come down with some crappy head cold – i am hoping it’s gone by Friday so i can go jump around
like a mad crazy ass fool!!

i have a new addiction.  Zumba rocks my socks!

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do you know what peace of mind costs these days?

500 bucks

true story.

my car cost me 500 bucks.  there wasn’t even anything seriously wrong with it.  my check engine light came on because my spark plugs were misfiring.

it was also in need for a serious tune up.

not only could i not make it to the gym tonight – but i am also broke.

peace of mind ain’t cheap these days.
Zumba class tomorrow kids!!!!!!!  i am so nervous.  i found out my instructor to be is my next door neighbour – and i have a feeling she is going to whoop my ass.
ahhh what crushes are made of lol

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lesson learned

i am still trying to recover from the month-long “binge” i went on.

i would be lying if i said i don’t beat myself up over it.  cause i do.  i am pretty sure that’s normal though.

i know i can’t change what i did…but i can certainly change how i feel.

i’ve been on schedule this week with the gym.  Just when i thought i couldn’t do another minute of cardio – i managed do ten more.
i sweat my ass off – and it felt amazing.

who woulda thunk that this princess would actually enjoy sweating? lol
cause i do.

i got dressed this morning and am pretty sure a few bad, bad words came out of my mouth.  everything is a little more snug, a little more uncomfortable.
i couldn’t wait to get home just to take my pants off.

i know – i know it takes time.  if i never went off track, i would never be in this stupid head space.
maybe i will be brave enough and find myself at a Zumba class tomorrow and really kick some ass!!

lesson learned indeed.

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7 days later

the first week was difficult – not impossible though.

i survived.

i think the week was harder than normal since it was my first week back after 3 weeks off.
i was tired.  i was just tired from going to work, never mind the dreaded exhaustion that comes from getting back on track diet wise.
i didn’t make the gym as often as i wanted to, and i didn’t make it to my Zumba class – i was just too exhausted.
i am hoping that this week, i will feel more like myself and i can get back on track with my life.

we went grocery shopping today – almost 200 bucks later we have a fridge filled with good, yummy snacks.
all i wanted to buy was bags of dill pickle chips – it’s hard shopping and being hormonal!
everything bad looks good!
but, as long as i am at home – there is nothing here to eat that would make me feel guilty.

i plan on getting to bed early this week.
i find it helps so much when i am well rested – duh.  i know it’s not rocket science, but i like the night
so going to bed early doesn’t make me happy…

that’s my update.
i am doing alright.

i haven’t decided if i am going to the gym tomorrow or heading out to a Zumba class.
either one would be good….and i will do one or the other.  sitting idle tomorrow is not an option.
i can figure it out then.

i have 7 days under my belt – it’s only going to get easier from here!

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