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?
April 30, 2012
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.
food and fitness and stuffs
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.
You know what
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.
I am…confused and totally defeated.
I started working out on the exact same date as this girl. I go to the gym three times a week and do more weight training exercises than the four below. I do not look even CLOSE to the after picture. Am I not working out hard enough? How does one drop 26 pounds in three months and gain so much muscle? I don’t get it.
From 165 to 139 pounds.
January 9th to April 15th.
10-15 minutes on either Treadmill or Elliptical, then
Main 4 exercises: Squats, Lunges, Lat pull downs, Seated cable rows.
Follow for before and afters every day!