Sunday, March 21, 2010

Consequences makes Perfect!

It feels so good to be blogging again. I returned Friday from an 8 night cruise to Mexico and it feels so good to be back on land. The cruise was very relaxing and just what I needed to rejuvenate myself.

I worked out on the ship only four days but I did a ton of walking around the ship so I made it up. The ship workout room was well equipped with the last equipment. To my surprise there was a yogi and spin class everyday. I also took advantage of the steam room and jacuzzi after each workout.

Now, lets talk about the food parade. It was overwhelming but I was in total control. I promise myself that there would be no overeating. I gave myself a talk every morning about how important it was to eat healthy. It really helped to have that talk because I decided to eat as if I was at home. I talked about the consequences of overeating and eating the wrong foods. I learned in my psychology class about "operant conditioning" which means - learning through the consequences of voluntary behavior. Learning this before my cruise made it easier for me to avoid overeating or eating unhealthy because I thought about the consequences of this bad behavior.

This week workout is going to be hard but I am ready to get back to my normal life.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"Hot Hula Girl"

I am on a cardio workout plan this week. For the past 4 days my workout routine has been all cardio. Sunday I went to the coolest cardio class call "Hot Hula" and man was it hot. The routine was all about the back of the legs and waist. My body was so sore from the workout but I have to admit it has been the best exercise for the back of my legs. I thought squats and lunges was the best but this class take the cake hands down.
This morning I run a little over 1 mile with my friend and that was a ton of fun. My goal is to run twice a week to build up my endurance.
Good news! My clothes are getting baggy again so that is good in the excessive fat department.
Next, week I will add a few aqua classes to my routine to help with the soreness. Today, I was to sore to do Yoga.
I reduced my weight by 4 pounds last month so I am on the right track with 36 pounds to go.