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.
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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.
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!)
Sorry for yet another workout update with just a list of exercises as usual. I need to switch up the content and format soon. Anyways, week 2 into the Women’s Health 6-week cardio challenge:
I basically matched up level of effort listed above with resistance on the elliptical machine, except for the “easy” segment, which was 4 instead of 3.
Weight training on Friday and Sunday pretty much included all the main workouts I usually do on arms, legs and core, with exclusions of hip abductors and adductors. Tried out back extensions for the first time and it really worked out my lower back muscles.
Noticed that the new shiny abdomen machine, new as in January 2012 new, was already broken. Sucks but that that machine was nothing but awkward.
Boyfriend noticed that I was “less jiggly.” Um, I didn’t realize I was jiggly in the first place. I guess I’ll take it as a compliment? How hard was it to say that I’m more toned? Dumb boys.