Things have been going well these past few weeks! Last week I was down 2.5 pounds, which is one of the biggest drops in weight that I have had in recent months. It has been a bit frustrating dealing with the slowed weight loss, but frankly the gains that I have seen in areas not realted to the scale have been great and have kept me going.
One of those changes is Zumba class. I went to the first one on the recommendation of a friend, and it was great! I torched about 550 calories in the hour long class, but I felt REALLY uncoordinated because I did not know the moves. But when I went to the second one last weekend, I felt like I knew the moves better and that I did better overall in class. The quick gains I experienced were very encouraging!
Also, I have spent more time in a swimsuit this summer than any time since I was a child in grade school. How liberating!!! And fun! My daughter and I have had so many great bonding moments in the pool, and I have enjoyed watching her learn to swim this year with me by her side and not on the sidelines.
Yoga class was an excellent experience, too. I was a bit nervous that it would be disappointing since I have not taken any classes in over 10 years, but it seems that the other exercise that I do helped with my flexibility and muscle strength and thus I felt really powerful doing it.
Last night while I was at the gym I had to deal with a stupid woman taking on her cellphone while running on the track (seriously, phone to ear... not even with an earpiece!). She was weaving all over the lanes and was going in fits and starts with a inconsistent pace because she was so engaged in her conversation. I have seen this stupid woman do this before, but last night I almost started a fight with her about it. I am finding that I have less and less patience for people who are inconsiderate of other gym members, and whereas before I would have avoided confrontation with her because of my weight I am not hiding behind it anymore. If anyone has any suggestions (short of physical violence, LOL), I would love to hear them!