Woke up pretty late today. Ate my favorite breakfast today. 3 eggs whites, 1 whole wheat flour tortilla, ¼ cup of fat-free cheese and my mama’s chile. Did my 2 FitSticks before 3pm today. Then did the waiting game. Finally at about 5:30 I was able to go to the gym. And man! Let me tell ya! I had the most fun today than I have ever had in the past. Skipped lunch, And ate a wonderful delicious dinner! Of course cos it was made by my mother! The diet calls for 6oz of chicken breast, but I didn’t feel like cutting or I don’t even know how to measure it. So I ate a 8oz grilled chicken breast, topped with Mrs. Dash Lemon and garlic Pepper, and in between 2 whole wheat buns with 1/4 cup of fat-free cheese. Went over on the calories for dinner. I could have done without the buns, but since I had not eaten all day, I kind of figured I would make up for it then. But it was so worth it!
I switched things up today. My normal routine is do 30 minutes of cardio on this machine that resembles me climbing stairs and swinging my legs at the same time. Then I go to the weight room and pull up my workout for the day. Today I changed it up. I didn’t want to run out of time because in the past it would take me about 3 hours to do 30 minutes of cardio and the weight room. Now I am familiar with the equipment and I run through it more quickly. So the one I pulled up today worked my whole body. Which was good. But to me it felt like it was lacking something. I think I only burned like 468 calories or so. I was a little disappointed, so I figured I would make up for it in the cardio room. But something caught my ears! Haha. I heard music coming from this basketball court and people hoot and hollering. I watched from the window at first, then finally went inside. I am so glad I did. I liked what I saw. FUN! Enjoyment! I was enjoying Zumba!!! One of the instructors told me to get in and try it. At first I was hesitant since I have no rhythm whatsoever. I guess that 50% of my Hispanic race does not kick in when it comes to dancing. After a while of watching, this lady told me to get in there. Best thing I ever did. It was so much fun and things that I didn’t know could burn, BURNED! I will admit that I didn’t give it 100%, but next time, I will most definitely will. I did Zumba for about 30 min. And I sweated more in those 30 minutes than I did lifting weights. I can’t say enough how much fun it was. Now as for the instructors, LOVE THEM!!! So motivating, so emotional, wonderful!!! They were both really engaging with the music as well as their students. In the past, when the YMCA had Zumba, I wanted to try it. My cousin from Port Orchard made it look so fun and easy, not to mention he looks damn good doing it too! So I wanted to try it. I was bored. The instructors at the time were not motivating enough, and it looked like a mundane routine. There was no hooting or hollering, it was bland. I guess when it comes to Zumba, it all depends on your instructor. If you have a damn good instructor, like these two and my cousin, then it is very motivating. I am definitely going back for some more. It was very addicting.
So anybody looking for a change up in their workout routine, I suggest you try Zumba! I was smiling the whole time!
Till next time!!!