Thursday, April 14, 2011

Zumba Day!!

If you haven't been to a Zumba class, You need to!! If you don't go because it's a "fad" and you don't like to follow fads, then get over it and GO!!! If you don't think you can because you have no coordination and you might screw up. GO ANYWAY!!! It's so much stinkin fun!!!

I am actually am starting to get the routines down, and the instructor made it a point as we were leaving to tell me that I was doing great, and she was so happy to see me there every week. My thought was; "you noticed me!" I am usually in the back trying to Zumba, and not always doing such a great job at it. Anyway, that made me feel great!

I am putting on a dinner for about 10 people tonight, so I was planning to NOT count my calories since it's bbq chicken and potatoes, I was just planning on eating a small portion. I had to go to the store, and I decided to get a snack. As I was picking it up, I was completely disappointed in myself.  It was cheese and crackers, one of  my favorite snacks. As I was eating it, I was disappointed in myself. Now, after I ate it, I'm totally disappointed in myself. Why, when knowing I'd feel disappointed, did I do it? As for those about to post; It's ok, or; we all do that once in a while. The truth is that it's not ok. It's habits and actions like that that I'm trying to STOP! So, here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to put a counter for days healthy on my blog. This is an addiction type of habit that needs to break!


Sarah said...

I always wondered why I did this too. The moment of "yum" never is equal to the guilt afterward. The only thing I can chalk it up to is we are so addicted to instant-gratification. We want happiness and we want it now.

Your idea to keep track of healthy days is a great one. Good luck!

Oh, and be proud for your self-awareness! Pat yourself on the back for being able to analyze the situation and come up with a great idea for a solution!

Anonymous said...

I do exercise regularly (at a my YMCA and with DVDs at home), but I've never tried zumba. I am a little scared, especially in a class setting with other people! I'm totally uncoordinated. (When I do exercise DVDs at home with things like kickboxing and step aerobics it usually takes at least 5 times to finally start to get it.) However, it looks like it might be fun. My Y does have one class and I also know there are some zumba dvds, so maybe I should try it.
I understand the guilt thing. You wonder why on earth you do something if you are feeling guilty before, during, and after!