DietBet Day #1 / Zumba #1

Went to Zumba today. I was a first timer. My mom joined me for the journey, it was exciting!

I wasn’t sure how intense it would be, but it kicked rear into gear. This was exactly what I needed. My mom and I can’t wait to go back! It was fun “dancing” while working out. I can tell you one thing, my abs are going “I do exist, I do exist!”

Today was also Day 1 of Sara Fit’s DietBet. I told my mother about it and she said that was gambling. I should have said I’m gambling with my life every day, I don’t work to get fit and lose some weight.


I’m weighing in at: 179.5… What a gross and high number for me. It’s been awhile since I’ve been that big. Working as a waitress is how I lost a lot of weight. Having a desk job isn’t helping. But, that’s why I signed up for Sarah’s DietBet. I call it a kick┬ástart to losing weight! The basics are: 1) Put x amount of dollars into a pool. 2) Lose at least 4% of your weight, and then 3) Hopefully collect the money back plus part of the pool of people who didn’t lose the weight.

So, there, I found something I like better than some of the videos out on the inter-webs. I just have to make sure I have time to run/walk and Zumba my way to a better, healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle!


Working Out…. It’s Hard

Ok, so, I’m great at walking. I could walk 5 miles easily.

I’m alright at running, if I had to, I could probably run for five minutes without stopping if the pace isn’t too fast.

Working out if it’s not cardio? It’s so hard. One of many “excuses” is It’s hard to look at the computer screen while I’m working out. I got through 1/3 of a blogilates beginner workout and halfway through a bexlife workout, and I did the plank challenge from SaraFit for about 10 seconds. I know it’s mind over matter, but how do I get over that hump. I know to push myself running I think about how close I am to pushing past that next barrier. I hate being overweight and uncomfortable. I hate working out and being uncomfortable. So, when it comes down to it, I hate being uncomfortable. How, do I push past it?

I just do, push past the light-headedness, push past the “I can’t do this”, push past the part of me who has already planned on failing.

I did do alright on my eating today, but, I still overate. It’s hard. Life is hard. Gah, but, I gotta keep pushing! What are some of the motivators that keep you going?