I wish my Zumba class were 90 minutes instead of 60. Just sayin.
Or, you know, I should just look for separate dance lessons to fulfill my childhood dream of being a dancer.
Twice a week Zumba + twice a week BodyPump. Should I do additional weight training after Zumba?
Aww, the community @ Fitocracy is so welcoming! I was able to get all of my tracking questions answered within 5 minutes. My username on the site is the_wild_ones. Follow me and I’ll follow you. Let’s motivate each other! :)
Just wondering if anyone uses fitness apps/sites. I just joined “My Fitness Pal” and “Fitocracy.” Love the former because its food database is massive. Dislike the former because tracking food may potentially harm my healthy relationship with it. Love the latter because it turns it into an online game, and who doesn’t like that. Dislike the latter because it has been difficult finding the name of strength training exercises. So far I only got dumbbell bicep curls and zumba logged for last Saturday. I couldn’t find “Dip Assists” or “Chin Assists” or “that behind the neck triceps pull up thingie.”
How do you track your strength training with Fitocracy?
Is there a list of common exercises with pictures and corresponding names from the Fitocracy database?
Oh, and how do I track my hour of bodypump class if I can’t remember all the exercises that we did?
Body pump classes ain’t no joke! I was not expecting intensive strength-endurance training. I thought it just involved instructors walking around perfecting one’s lifting postures. Oops. Today my body is sore. Mostly in the thighs because they never get a workout beyond H.I.I.T. on the elliptical. Shoulders too because I quit lateral raises for a while…
But really, the worst thing about the class are the damn smelly gym mats.
I just joined my fitness pal and am diligently documenting my caloric intake. Today is a very typical day for a non-period week, which means I snack very little. Plus, I am changing my eating behavior so that I eat more for breakfast and lunch and sparingly for dinner. Today is also gym day which would include almonds and a banana for pre-workout and protein bar for post workout, and light dinner that is high in veggies.
So, it’s 4:36pm now. and I’m only at 600/1210 calories for the day. My intake looks like this:
So…have I not been eating enough calories this entire time? I’m kind of surprised.
I just had my bf take a picture of my full body front and back. I really look like I have toned a lot. I don’t have any before pics to compare but just seeing my body now gives me a lot of motivation that I had lost earlier today.
Sometimes what you think you see in the mirror had already been filtered by your own prejudices against your body.
Just a thought.
Upping my cardio workouts due to a discrepancy between muscle gain and fat loss.
Yesterday I did 30 sec hi / 60 sec lo intensity H.I.I.T. workout with 3 minutes of warm up and cool down. I did 11 reps of Hi-Lo, finished with 30 secs of hi and ended with 3 minutes cool down for a total time of 23 minutes.
Then I lifted. I increased the weights for biceps curls from 8 lbs to 10 lbs (last Saturday) to 12 pounds (last night), for that behind the neck triceps lifts from 15 lbs to 20 lbs. Then I finished the night with some requisite glutes, abdominal workout, and dip assists.
Today I’m going to the gym again but just H.I.I.T., no weights.
Hmm. Never a good idea to eat an entire plate of sushi right before Zumba.
I think i found my cardio. Considering that last night was my first zumba session, and I only spent about 5~10% of the time standing still because I wasn’t able to figure out what the hell I was doing, I think I did pretty well.
Slowly, I will move up to the front of the class. For now, I am ok with standing in the back.
Question though for people with long hair, how do you get that shit tightly secured? I had to re-do my hair at least three times.
Trying Zumba for the first time tonight! I planned on trying it out a month ago, but was afraid of my lack of coordination. Now I have no more shame. LET’S DO DIS!
a magical place where I think I look like this:
but I actually look like this:
That’s a lie. Carlton has rhythm.
(PS- Thank you all for your support on my last post. It was kind of overwhelming and made me really happy!)