Somehow, in March, we fell off the Jenny Craig wagon, and we each gained 5 pounds over the month. Now we're back on, and I'm still determined.
Here's what's killing me. The workouts! I joined the Y over a year ago, and barely went at all. Then after the new year I decided enough is enough. Throwing money down the drain is dumb. Either I go or I drop the membership. (I'd like to add that Dean has yet to use our family membership!) So I started going.
A month ago I started taking the "Boot Camp" class two mornings per week, but it was clear those 2 mornings weren't going to do much for me. I knew I needed to do more, but just couldn't make myself do it. They are HARD classes, and I don't enjoy them. I have to FORCE myself to get out of the house and go to them. I've gone so far as to say to someone I know is going to be in a class "Yes, I'll be there tomorrow." because I know they'll give me a hard time if I don't go. LOL
So Thursday last week I went to "Boot Camp", then Friday I went to "Body Step Express" which is all cardio. Yeah, I about died in that class. I was able to keep up until about the last 10 minutes when I got too tired for my brain to keep up with the steps. But I didn't quit, I just did my own thing. LOL Saturday I went to "Zumma" class. My boot camp instructor convinced me to give it a try, and she was new at it too, so I went. This class is more of a dance-type class that is a very good cardio workout, however I learned that I'm clearly missing a joint in my back because MY hips cannot DO what the instructor's (or other student's) hips were doing! (and to be completely honest here, I wondered how many husbands I've disappointed with my lack of hip movement????????) Perhaps my hips WERE moving, but it was just hard to see under the fat? Then I saw that my boot camp instructor was having a hard time with the hip thing too, and I felt much better. LOL
Today I went back for "Body Step Express" only the class had changed, and it was different. BUT, I liked it better. It was still a very tough work-out, but less complicated. I was able to do the whole thing...barely...and half way through the class I had to keep repeating to myself, "this is good for me. This is good for me. This IS good for me!" One woman in the class was wearing a calorie counter thingy and it said she'd burned 580 calories in that class! Holy cow!
My goal is to be in a class 6 days per week. That will keep me in a routine (which I desperately need) and burn lots of calories. Now, if only I'd loose some weight! I have to doing this, right????