|See my little picture? I’m officially signed up!|
You get points for attending Zumba classes, points for staying late to complete additional exercises (planks, push-ups, etc.), points for tracking your food/exercise using MyFitnessPal, points for bringing new people to class. You also get points for losing weight, which is measuring by a percentage of your overall weight.
The weigh-ins are done before class begins — tonight was the first one — and the instructor writes them down in a notebook. I am quite possibly the biggest in the class (SKINNY PEOPLE! EVERYWHERE!) so I was nervous weighing in tonight, and showed up before anyone else arrived.
Right now, I’m 18 lbs. heavier than the milestone weight I reached when I lost 60 lbs. after having Baby C (23 lbs. heavier than the lightest-I-ever-was-as-a-Mom weight). I’d like to get those 18 lbs. off, but I fear the only way I got that low was because I was (A) breastfeeding, and (B) on Weight Watchers.
|That time I documented my ass … you know, for posterity!|
I’d be happy to lose 10 lbs., thrilled to lose 15 lbs., and overjoyed to lose 20 lbs., but I really have no idea what’s possible. My only real weight-loss experience has been through breastfeeding those calories away.
HOWEVER! I wasn’t exercising at all back then — breastfeeding is like exercising by sitting on your bum and watching TV, and IT’S GLORIOUS. These days, I’m getting to one or two Zumba classes a week — possibly three, now that I’m in this challenge.
Today is the first day I’ve been tracking what I’m eating, I went to Zumba tonight, and I’m well within my calorie range for the day. I’ve been looking through my old weight loss posts and reading about what I used to eat “back then” when I was on Weight Watchers (lots of salsa, apparently?) and I’ve been feeling half-motivated and half-anxious about the whole thing.
Let’s do this!