Okay, I thought I'd give you an update on how my "I'm going to exercise everyday of November" idea was going. Short story? It didn't happen.
I think I was a bit ambitious. Although, I did that purposely. I knew if my goal was to simply, "exercise more," I would have never gotten off the couch! And since I didn't want to enter other holiday season were I eat myself into another 10 pound weight gain that I'll never get ride of, I knew I had to do something drastic! So, the idea of doing some type of exercise every day was born. However, I did not stick to it. I did exercise, just not everyday.
I did manage to attend my Zumba class every week, which I am proud of, because before this challenge to myself, I hadn't been working out at all. Having a work buddy attend the class with me has really helped motivate me to go, especially because the class is at a rather inconvenient time.
And while some days I counted vacuuming and walking further in the parking lot of a store as exercise, other days I did DVD workouts and on most days I turned on some music and danced like nobody was watching! In doing so, my baby found his groove, and Jonathan had a blast dancing around with me. It has really become a bonding experience for us...just a time for us to let loose of our troubles and dance our fannies off! I love that Tyler learned to boogie during this activity!
As you can hear, we are fans of Eric Church! If you are wondering if I have lost any weight, the answer would be "a little." Three pounds to be exact. Not exactly earth shattering, but since I did not change my diet at all, I think that is pretty good. I do think that I have lost some inches, however. I didn't have the forethought to measure myself before this challenge, but a lot of people have been asking me if I have lost weight. Plus, all of my pants are quite a bit bigger than than used to be. In fact, I was able to go down a size when I was shopping for a new pair of jeans, and that's a size I haven't seen in years!
I know that November isn't over...so I'm off to Zumba!