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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Princess Training (aka Exercise)
Whoa! My Muscles Are in Shock!

Part of that Fall Freedom Challenge is, yes, exercise. Because I've been sedentary for so long, I get to start slow and easy. Target Heart Rate for minimum of 10 minutes and increase at a reasonable rate.

Those 10 + 2 minutes had me huffing like mad.

But, hey, I got through it with the help of Santa Esmeralda's "Please, Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" --to which I danced like a madwoman when I was seventeen, complete with Flamenco moves--and some other lovely classic Disco music. (What can I say? I am a gal who went through the teen years in the '70's. I used to be able to dance for hours at a time--IN HEELS! Now, I can't even walk in heels, much less dance.

This does put a lovely goal ahead of me--a bit of a motivator, let's say? To be able to dance with abandon for AN HOUR. Minimum.

It comes in handy at a Latino party to be able to salsa and merengue and rumba and cha-cha-cha and cumbia for extended periods. :)

I kept to my calorie goal Tuesday (This is still kinda my Tuesday, although it's really Wednesday morning, cause I am a nite owl. I woke up at 3 pm yesterday, so I'll be heading for bed soon.)

So far, so good. The first week of my New Start is almost done. I began last Thursday. Tomorrow, the second week starts. That means I've lost my water weight this week (ergo the consecutive days of loss), and now we get to the meat of it.

I've got Celia Cruz's riotous "Quimbara" and Gloria Estefan's "Mi Tierra" and "Rhythm is Gonna Get You," among other great dance tunes for tomorrow's session.

To all on the journey, God bless you today and help you and me out big time.

1 comment:

Lady Rose said...

I love dancing to music - it's great fun. I so need to do more exercise - but I'm taking it slow. Right now I'm challenging my self to do 100 pushups (eventually) - up to 25 modified pushups (on my knees) and increasing a little every couple days (with a day off every two days). Once I can do a 100 modified push ups, I'll start adding in the regular ones too.