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A Sweaty Sensational Sunday!

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I can’t help myself, I have to blurt it out…. I RAN 4 MILES TODAY! Me? **looking from side to side** *pointing finger to self* That’s right, ME and I have PROOF…

My run

Now I did walk twice for about a total of a minute. Once around the 20 minute mark where I really didn’t think I could keep going and then again around 30 minutes. But I kept on trucking! And I’m So glad I did. I feel amazing. (note: the other dip on the chart is a hill, I kept a joggers trot but reduced my pace a bit).

After the run, the husband coaxed me into making Beer Chicken for the third weekend in a row. We made it on the grill again and it was delish! A few hours later the toddler and I snacked on watermelon and made a little popcorn for the GreenLiteBites video of the week!

Before the run, we had a busy morning returning books to the library, picking up some groceries and toys for Irish, then hitting the gym for the Zumba class I wanted to try. My plan was to run yesterday and try Zumba today but I was rained out so both got squished in.

As for Zumba, I can see why it’s getting popular but honestly, I’d rather dance at home. I’m less inhibited, have a 40 pound weight to swing around (the toddler) and can listen to anything I please. That being said, it’s worth a try. I moved every muscle in my body and it felt really good after my crazy weight training session the other day.

Other then that I cleaned house, even though you can’t tell now, plucked some cherry tomatoes from the garden (all eaten by the toddler) and got most of the laundry done. All in all a productive day even though there is still more on my to do list. :~)

I know there’s more to tell you but, honestly, I want to take a bath. I already indulged in some cookies (total conscious splurge, NOT like yesterdays mindless much) and if I don’t make to move towards bed, I can see me reaching again. ;~)

Oh! and I reworked another old post for Empowher, 7 Tips To Stay Motivated During Weight Loss.


Food Points
omelet 3
granola bar 2
Quaker Mini Delights 2
ff hot dog & baked beans rolled in a wrap (will link to later) and a side of raw sugar snap peas 5
pistachios 3
Beer Chicken, ear of corn, steamed broccoli, sweet potato 10
watermelon 1
Make Your Own 100 Calorie Popcorn Packs 2
2 Berger Cookies 6
Total : 34
Activity
Climbed the medium inclined wall, 1 hour Zumba class, and my 45 MINUTE RUN!!!

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Discussion

There are 12 comments so far.

    Ashley

    September 7, 2008

    Roni,
    Thanks for letting us know how Zumba went! I’m trying to work up the nerve to try a class at my university’s gym.

    And congrats on the run!!! What a great feeling!

    Shanna

    September 7, 2008

    You are so ON FIRE lady! KEEP IT UP!

    coral

    September 8, 2008

    ooo i LOVE Zumba. it’s what really got me interested in going to the gym again! I love hearing new music and getting my groove on.

    MizFit

    September 8, 2008

    one of my fave quotes from you EVER?

    As for Zumba, I can see why it’s getting popular but honestly, I’d rather dance at home. I’m less inhibited, have a 40 pound weight to swing around.

    AMEN SISTER.

    melissa (nyc)

    September 8, 2008

    I have a Zumba DVD I got free from Special K. I love it, it’s one of my favs for light days. I didn’t know they had gym classes.

    Glad you had a great run!

    Biz

    September 8, 2008

    Great job Roni! I am up to 3 minutes of running to 2 minutes of walking. My 5K is in 5 weeks, so I have to pick up the pace – my goal is to run the whole thing without stopping.

    And you had a productive day to boot – nice!

    Shannan

    September 8, 2008

    Congrats on the 45 mins! You’re inspriring me as I enter week 2 of the C25K today. Good for you for keeping at it when you wanted to stop. Thanks for the link to your 7 Tips. I’m entering week 4 of WW and needed the boost. :)

    runjess

    September 8, 2008

    4 miles AND Zumba!? You’re on a roll and totally deserve those cookies.

    CZ

    September 8, 2008

    Nothing beats a Berger Cookie… makes me homesick for Eddie’s deli and a visit to Charm City! 3 points you won’t regret…

    joni

    September 8, 2008

    Don’t you love your Nike+? I LOVE LOVE LOVE mine. It’s so great to just press that little button and know how far you’ve gone!

    Annette

    September 8, 2008

    Dancing at home is sooooooooo underrated! Especially with a toddler, or two, or three…..

    Kate

    September 8, 2008

    Congrats on the run!