Saturday, January 28, 2012

Feeling Fit

DAY 107
Once again it started off being another morning of not wanting to get my booty out of my cozy warm bed.  I kept thinking about how much better I would feel after the Zumba work shop, that some how got me out of bed. 
I managed to arrived right on time at the church / gym were the Health & Fitness Expo was going on that our zumba instructor was hosting. I registered and purchased this fabulous tshirt (above) to help support his growing company. Attending James' classes over the last 2 months has really opened me up to a new world so the least I could do is help support what he is doing. We started the morning off with some pretty hard core stretching and then bam right into his Master Zumba Class. This was in no way what we do on Wednesday nights, we were only 45 minutes into the 4 hour class and I was already feeling it. The next 2 & 1/2 hours was spent doing various styles of Zumba. James also taught us proper arm & leg exercises that we can do right in our own home. Through out the morning we would take a quick water break, while doing so he would tell us more of his story. Were he came from and how he got were he is today. How awesome is it to be able to say that you started your own Fitness Business at the age of 19 and now at 24 it is your whole life. That's just a brief overview of how fabulous (and yes he is a bit fabulous himself) he is. Coming from a very hard teenage life to were he is now he has such a wonderful out look on life and wants to share that with the world.  His motto for 2012 is "Extraordinary People Do Extraordinary Things" I truly believe that and have that quote stuck in my head. I was seriously exhausted at the end of class, we ended with a few floor stretches & I think I sat there after for a good couple minutes before I got up. I had a fantastic time, I feel so much better about myself after working out, even if its just for a hour. A year ago if you were to ask me about working out I would have told you, I never knew it could be so much fun. YES I said fun. Its not that horrible people you can do it and enjoy it at the same time. Sure it might hurt in the process or after but that means ITS WORKING!!!!!!!!! 
Theresa & I (my co-worker) are meeting with James this coming Wednesday after zumba to talk with him about doing personal training sessions. Really this guy does it all zumba, personal training, massage therapy & fitness best part is he is down to earth and keeps it real. He understands that everyone works at their own pace and is willing to work with you to meet your goals. I'm looking forward to coming that much closer to having the body that I'm in love with & proud of. 

I want to challenge you this week to get out of the house and do something different. That could be anything from going on a walk around your block, parking farther away from the store when you go, go a week with out soda or sweets, attend a class at your local gym, take the stairs vs. the elevator. The possibilities are endless you CAN do it, you just have to put your heart into it. 

I'd love to hear what you plan on doing different or what you did once you accomplish it :) 


Mrs. Robinson said...

Loved this post! :) I hope to get to the point where I enjoy working out. I plan to work out every day this week, no matter what, and that'll be the first time I've done it since high school! :) That's my in a way, challenge accepted. Haha. :) Thanks!

Brittany said...

Love this! I can't get motivated to really work out...but I do walk almost everyday if that counts!

lilmoomoo said...

UM. I totally need to get with it.
I will be on the "deployment diet" soon.. soooo I'm thinking that will kick me into gear!!

Anonymous said...

Your old Grandmother (NeNe) started water aerobics at the Y, was going to L.A. Fitness, but the heater was frequently broken and it is no fun to get in cold water, like the Y better, am getting a better workout, then I walk Tasha dog in the park, 3 times or more a week for a mile, but I still don't lose, but at least I don't gain and at least I am not just sitting on the couch. At the Y they have an old person Zumba class, thinking about it, but I will have to see. Anyway, that is my exercise.