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Its 2010!

Jan 12, 2010 - 0 comments

Today will be my first exercise class since 8th December 2009!  I've been beyond lazy but in my defence its been so cold  i've struggled to leave the house for work let alone anything else. I should have started last week but due to the snow everything was cancelled - so today is day one of my exercise regime for 2010.  
I've decided to kickstart January and try out all the different instructors now available for Zumba - All of the new classes are also 1/2 price for January so thats a bonus.
                                                               From February
Monday  - FREE DAY                               Monday - FREE DAY
Tuesday - 1 & 1/2hrs                                 Tuesday - 1 & 1/2hrs
Wednesday - 1hr                                      Wednesday - 1hr
Thursday - 1hr                                          Thursday - FREE DAY
Friday - FREE DAY                                   Friday - FREE DAY
Saturday - 1hr                                           Saturday - 1hr    
Sunday - 1hr                                         Or Sunday - 1hr

Zumba is my new way of life

Sep 20, 2009 - 0 comments

In a previous life i gymmed 5 days a week - 2 hours per session, watched everything that i ate and drank and eventually it became my life.  I always said no to any after work engagements because i was going to the gym.  That was my life - sometimes a gym class before work, always a gym session after work, get home for 8pm, cook, eat , a little tv and bed, and then do it all again the next day.
Then one day i decided that there was more to life than that.  I had no real friends because i never had the time to spare.  I slowly quit the gym, took up more after work invitations, made new friends and started living my life.
Eventually this became my downfall - eating out 4 nights a week soon piles on the pounds.  One year after quitting the gym i was 13stone.  I had put on over 2.5 stones in a year!!!  My ideal weight is between 10st 2lbs and 10st 6lbs. I decided that i was not going on a beach holiday until i lost the excess weight, so didn't holiday for 2 years :-(  
This summer i went to Spain on a city break and although i really enjoyed it, i wanted to get back into my bikinis.  
So i decided that although i want to lose weight i don't want to go back to the gym to do it, and as I love Latin music I took up Salsa lessons at the end of July.  I go once maybe twice a week and its great fun, but doesn't give me the cardio boost that i need.
After 'youtubing', i came across Zumba Fitness (OneTallBeauty), and i was hooked.  It doesn't feel like exercise.  Its like a party.  Zumba instructors are few and far between in the UK but I've now managed to find 3 instructors in and around Central London, and it gives me as good a buzz as any other form of exercise i've tried before.