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My Fitness Challenge – Week 1

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Now that my newborn isn’t such a newborn it’s time for me to kick this whole weight-loss thing right into gear. This week I made a commitment to myself to start Zumba again. After a few steps in a new class at a new gym I quickly came to the realization that once you can Zumba you can Zumba anywhere. See Zumba is what helped me lose so much weight the last time I lost nearly 60 pounds. As I sat in class tonight and shook my hips from side to side it occurred to me what was missing all this time. Zumba made me happy it’s the stepping of your feet, the beat, the music, the hips. It’s finding your own style and just feeling free to dance.

Lately my sweet husband has been putting up with a lot of my grumpies. I feel very overwhelmed most days and feel like I’m always running around. I just haven’t been quite happy for a while now and I see now what was missing. I want to be fit and healthy and I’m willing to work to get there. I’ will to sweat and cry, I’m willing to push myself further to be the person I want to be.

I found this photo today. It was me at the age of 19. I had just met my now husband and he snapped this photo of me. The highlights in my hair, my tripe 5 soul shirt and vintage Hot Wheels leather belt. I’ve held onto those jeans for all of these years. I know that I will never be that 19 year old girl again. I am a woman now and a mother. My body is that of a mother, my hips are now that of a mother. I will never be that 19 year old body again but I can work to getting there. It starts with me being happy and healthy. Only now do I realize they go hand in hand.

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I’m looking forward to Zumba next week and hope that when I weigh in next week I will have some loss to share. My goal is to run 4 miles every other day during the week. My goal next year is to run a half marathon.

Shimmy shimmy shimmy, shake, shake, shake.


  1. Christine Wooldridge on December 4, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    i love to exercise and go to the gym makes me feel good

  2. Jennifer @ Mom Spotted on September 22, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I’m too scared to blog mine lol. Lately I haven’t been losing anything and I’ve really been trying. Monday I’m starting Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. Kinda nervous about it too lol I hate looking back at my super skinny photos. I only wish.

  3. Amy on September 21, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Yay for you!! My hubby and I are going to join a gym as soon as we finish playing catch up on bills. Hopefully next week! I loved it when I could exercise, I felt so much better than I do these days. I feel blah, and grumpy and a lot of the time I don’t even want to get out of my sweatpants. Haha! I’m glad you are doing something that makes you feel so good! 🙂