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Thanks for all of your info :) that's great advice, ill be sure to do that. I've been so non-committal to my working out and dieting. I've been going hard at it fir a little over a week and it feels different this time, I know I will stick to it. And I'm down 4 lbs already! Yay!

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Oh, that's awesome! Don't you just love it when you get on the scale, try on clothes that haven't fit for awhile, look in the mirror, etc. and you notice the difference? smile72.gifWhat did you do to lose that? 

 

It's funny how this mentally affects you too! Yesterday, I went out shopping, so I ate before I left the house. But, I forgot to grab a snack! So while I was out shopping (for wedding supplies. haha) I keep seeing all of these fast food places. I managed to avoid them all because I keep telling myself that it would negate some of the hard work that I have been doing. Well, that and it's an expensive habit! lol. I'm glad that I somehow had enough willpower to avoid it all! Plus, I know that once I go back to getting like that, it is hard to revert back to get healthy. It's an addiction I tell you...why does junk have to be so yummy? lol 

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Thanks for all of your info :) that's great advice, ill be sure to do that. I've been so non-committal to my working out and dieting. I've been going hard at it fir a little over a week and it feels different this time, I know I will stick to it. And I'm down 4 lbs already! Yay!

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Just got back from a Zumba class. Thought I would share some tips for all of the first timers who decide to try it out! 

  • Try to eat about 2 hours before you go! If you eat any closer to the start of your class, the energy from the food may not be absorbed by your body. Plus, your stomach might hurt. (There is a lot of jumping around. ) If you eat too many hours before a class, you may not have enough energy for class. Remember, Zumba is an hour long high-energy dancing class. Then try to have a snack when you are done.
  • If you decide to do Zumba Sentao (Zumba that uses a chair and your body to help you tone), I would suggest not doing any other toning workout for a few days before. I say this because then you will know how to tone properly outside of Zumba Sentao. Plus, you will know how it affects you.
  • The Zumba class involves a good amount of turning around/ spinning (whatever you want to call it). You may want to take it easy, as in not doing all of them. For me, I get a little light-headed.
  • If they have speakers that hang from the ceiling, don't stand under them. This may be obvious. But, I wasn't thinking about it when I was standing under them the other day. Well, I ended up getting dizzy because the music was so loud. (The balancing mechanism is in your ear.) 
  • They like to blare the music. So, if you go frequently you might want to invest in ear plugs. (Just imagine you being at a concert for an hour...then returning to the "real" world. Communicating with people can be awkward when you can't hear them very well. This happened to me the other day. )
  • Water. Make sure you have a water bottle (or two) while working out and a water bottle for after the workout.
  • This is my favord tip. Make sure you have some sort of reward. My advice would be to try to have a non-food related treat. For me, I bought workout clothes. For every 5 classes that I do (since I bought 20 Zumba classes off of Groupon), I get to wear a new item, whether it is a sports bra, athletic shirt, etc. It actually has motivated me once or twice.

 

Sorry that this was so long winded. Just thought I was share my advice for a successful workout! :)

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I love Zumba. I play it on wii and its like a game where you perfect the technique and win achievements. It also tracks how many calories I burn, weight changes, and lots of other useful stuff.

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oh yeah, also My Fitness Pal is a great way to track what you eat.  It educated me on what foods were bad.  I was surprised at how many "diet" foods I was eating that was actually sabotaging me.

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Zumba is fun! I find ballet really helps. I have never danced ballet before and I find that my lower region of abs and bum were really toned after I went to ballet barre classes

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I find that the hardest part of any workout is actually getting myself to go. Once I'm in the class it's easy.

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I love workouts from fitness blender and toneitup (you can watch their videos on youtube)

I also try to do power yoga once a week. here's my transformation pic from my IG account.

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Originally Posted by pongyang2001 View Post

 

I love workouts from fitness blender and toneitup (you can watch their videos on youtube)

I also try to do power yoga once a week. here's my transformation pic from my IG account.

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Nice work girl!!  I've been doing Insanity and using the myfitnesspal app to keep me on track. Just came across fitness blender a few weeks ago and I love throwing some of their workouts into the mix...keep up the good work!!

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