Monday, March 1, 2010

ZUMBA


Meet our Zumba Instructor, Dacia! She's fantastic and has a body to totally inspire! So fit and toned!!
I had so much fun! I LOVE music with a beat ( I was a drummer in high school :)
so I knew I'd love Zumba♥

I wore my Polar F6 heart rate monitor and was super excited to see that I burned 706 calories in this one-hour workout! Woohoo!! I do have to say I forgot to hit the 'start' button until we were into the workout for 3-5 minutes and I also took a break to go looking for a water fountain since I totally forgot to bring my water bottle.

I've been doing some Turbo Jam and The Firm dvds at home and the most I've burned with them is 465 in a 45 min. session so it's pretty comparable I guess. This was fun and I never thought I could do a full hour of anything physical like this, but the mood, the music and the fun of 30 people partying together made it what it was!!

I thought I'd report also on how the last month has gone for me with my 'healthier living' change up :)
I'm doing it the old fashioned way..........monitoring calories in, calories out and it appears to be working just fine. I've had a few days that I strayed but I tried to get right back on track.

I've lost 8 lbs and 7.75 inches!!


Have a great week everyone and thank you all for your sweet compliments on my last journal page!

I like this Zumba commercial I found online!





19 comments:

Mary said...

Good for you!!!

SugarberrySensations said...

Oh my goodnesssssssssss Darla, Darla, Darlaaaaaaaaaaa! Girlie, that is fabulous, just AMAZING!!!!
I'm sooooo INCREDIBLY PROUD of you!!!

You are doing FANTASTIC!!!!!

I'm so glad you enjoyed your Zumba class so much, I know how excited you were!!!! =) I wish I had rhythm, but I don't - so I won't be trying it! ;o) And your instructor - holy cow - look at her shoulders and biceps - amazing! Yipeeeeeee for you!!!! =)

Love,
♥Lori

Georgina said...

What fun!! I love to dance but have 2 left feet, but who cares. I put on my Lady Gaga and dance in my studio..scares the patooties out of my little Chihuahuas!! Gots me to find a Zumba class around here!!

Juliette Crane said...

holy cow! congratulations! a friend in yoga class just told me about zumba. i have to check it out! looks so much fun! xo, juliette

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Darla,
Now thats the sort of workout I like, fun, dancing around to beat of drums.
Good on you loosing that much weight and inches in the first month.
I'd like to see before and after pictures when you reach your goal.
I may even show you my new hubby when he reaches his goal (although he still has a very long way to go)
Keep up the great work.
Hugs,
Anna

Diane said...

Yay, yay, yay for you Darla!! Zumba looks fun!!

Nicola said...

Wow Well done Darla!! I'd love to have a go at this sounds like my kind of exercise, i'm so sick of running on a treadmill......well done on the healthier living you're doing sounds like it's work great!!! You are an inspiration!!!

Createology said...

Your progress from healthy living is very impressive and You must be very proud of yourself. Keep inspiring...

Val's Filigree Fancies said...

CONGRATS Darla on doing so well with your diet and exercising - it feels wonderful doesn't it? Yes, it is hard, and we all do stray with our diets, but the main thing is to get right back into it - I did it too :D

Jennifer said...

Wow Darla... that is great! You have certainly been workin' hard!! :)

Cottage Cozy said...

I have heard great things about Zumba! I am going to have to give it a try! Keep up the good work!

Micah Holden said...

Zumba's the best!! I never get tired of it.. been zumba-ing 3 days a week for 3 years. Keeping excercise fun is such a key. Congrats and keep having FUN!

luthien said...

OMG!!! darla!!! you're the GIRL!!congrats on shedding those nasty pounds! keep it up :)) and update us ok :)

Hungarican Chick said...

My coworker and my boss are both addicted to Zumba. Seriously addicted. it looks like great fun.

Susan Wymola said...

Wow Darla, I know this new adventure of health and fitness is going to be great for you! I'm impressed! You'll be in the best shape of your life! Your body will fit your mind! I think I would like that class too!
You Go Get em! and Keep inspiring me!
Susan

Serena said...

Congratulations on your weight loss, Darla!! Zumba looks very energetic and fun. I've seen advertisements for the Zumba DVDs on TV here but haven't heard of any classes anywhere.

Abi said...

Oh I love your art, it's magical! Congrats on loosing weight too :O)

Silke said...

How fun! I think you might be inspiring me to get moving! Thinking of you today!! Much love, Silke

Dee said...

I love my Zumba class too! it is the highlight of my week! I don't weigh myself but since starting I have lost 2 dress sizes!

Well done xx