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Health Journey Update – 10/30 2


Well, it’s been quite awhile since I have checked in and updated my “health journey,” so I thought it was about time.  Things have been crazy, and not necessarily in a good way.  Being unemployed sucks, and it has played hell with my motivation to get healthier.  Plus, the weather here has taken a turn for the worse, like I knew it would eventually.  Lots of wind and rain lately, and I just haven’t been able to muster up the motivation to go hiking.  But here is picture from a recent hike that I wanted to share with you.

So, due to the weather, it looks like the hikes have been curtailed for awhile.  But that will not stop me!  Even though I haven’t been exercising like I wanted to, I still haven’t gained back any weight!  That is the one saving grace right now.  🙂

So what’s next?  Well, I mentioned earlier in a post, when I started this health journey, that I love to dance and used to be a Zumba instructor.  So I will go back to using my Zumba exercise DVDs.  And I am adding another type of dance back into my repertoire – BALLET!  I used to take classes in ballet, both in middle school, and then again in college for PE credit.

I was reminded of how much I missed it when I sat in on my youngest daughter’s ballet class last Friday.  I hadn’t given it much thought … until I sat there and watched the teacher and her class.  I missed it so much!  So I thought, “Hey, why not add that back into my exercise program?”  So I did!

I ordered a ballet DVD from Amazon.com.  And I can’t wait until it arrives!  🙂

 

Yup, that’s the one!  Why not join me?  You can click on the link above, and order your own  copy … and then let me know if you like the workout.

So what is your favorite workout?  What are your tips and tricks to maintain motivation?  Go ahead … share in the comment section below.

 


2 thoughts on “Health Journey Update – 10/30

  • Olivia

    Good for you for not letting the cold wet weather get you down! I’ve never done Zumba, but I’ve really enjoyed Turbo Kick, which has a dance like component. For myself, motivation is a daily task, and sometimes a challenging one! I like to place favorite quotes and inspirational images around my house, especially in the Winter when big sweaters come into play! Keep up the hard work, and I hope things get easier soon!

    • jmerrell81@gmail.com Post author

      Thanks, Olivia! I love the idea of putting up motivational quotes and images – I am definitely going to try that! It’s certainly a lot harder for me to make time to exercise when the weather is yucky; much easier for me to stay motivated when the sun is shining, or at least it’s not pouring down rain. Thanks for stopping by to comment, and thanks for the encouragement. 🙂

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