Tonight I tried my first Zumba class. It was only $5 which was a lot cheaper than the DVD set I was going to order. And it was fun.
I will say nothing about the bag of chocolate chip cookies staring at me from the table next to me. It’s like snacks follow me like the dust cloud that followed Pigpen on Charlie Brown.
The instructor moved and shook her parts so effortlessly but she ain’t got nothing on my jiggly parts.
Considering I need to lose 25 pounds by Christmas I think I will continue on. That and a miracle ought to do it.
“Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log.” ~ Ellen DeGeneres
Well, the party’s over but it’s still wearing on – on me. Yep, the fabulous meals and double desserts are now officially hanging around my middle reminding me of what a great vacation I had. My goal pants that have been hanging on my closet door since May seem to have shrunk another size.
True to form, I have moved on to the next exercise and diet phase in my unending attempt to get rid of my “baby fat” that I gained from my last child who is now 17. (Commenter Bob on my “text box” post – take note, he is not 5 nor is he staying in hotels. I take the notepads and use them thereby giving them free publicity to the places that were really nice.) This adds to my extensive collection of diet programs and exercise DVDs that I followed and then abandoned for one reason or another. I am an expert on each one, if you should ask, but not so good at the actual execution of said plan. (Am I the only one that can sit and enjoy watching someone else exercise on a DVD as a form of entertainment? Tell me that Richard Simons isn’t fun to watch.) Execution of a plan requires willpower and I have yet to be able to purchase that at a price I am willing to pay – yet. Then I watched late night television again and saw a program that said I only needed to give it ten minutes, and I thought, “I could do ten minutes.”
Now am working out to Tony Horton’s 10 minute Trainer and I have ordered the Flat Belly Diet that my daughter’s boyfriend lost 12 pounds on. He ate his required MUFAs (monosaturated fats) all through vacation and lost a pound more while on vacation with us. The only problem with all these diets and programs is that you actually have to follow them for more than 2 to 3 days, but he tells me that the Flat Belly Diet food actually tastes good. If it involves eating fats then I do hold out some hope for being able to follow it. Fats and sugares are my two favorite food groups. He even says that 1/4 cup of chocolate chips counts as a MUFA which just seems too good to be true – but it is. I haven’t gotten the book yet but the Prevention Web site has some info and that checks out. Â You have to eat a MUFA with each meal. Hmmm. That begs the question: Can you choose to eat Â 1/4 cup of chocloate chips at each meal for your MUFA or do you have to switch them up?
So, while I have this reminder of my wonderful week-long family vacation to hold on to, I will hope that doing a week’s worth of laundry, restocking groceries, and taking care of all the things that pile up over vacation will count for something. I just wish I could stop thinking about the 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips.
â€œNo diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.â€ ~ George Bernard Shaw