Another day, another new exercise class!
Today I tried out Dancing With Louise Zumba class held at Hendon Leisure Centre. It was much faster paced than the one I’ve been going to on a Tuesday, and was 45 minutes of fast Zumba and then 15 minutes of toning. I really enjoyed it, even though it was tricky to keep up. I felt like I was really working hard.
Breakfast (166)- porridge with almond milk
Zumba and toning (+634!!!)
Snack after Zumba (40)- 2 clementines
Lunch (599) – chicken breast, carrots and Angel hair pasta
Afternoon snack (107)- banana
Supper (250)- chicken breast and carrots
I’m enjoying the flexibility of calorie counting. I always viewed calorie counting as very restrictive and time consuming. With the advent of apps, it is such a different experience to the calorie counting my parents used to do with a book and a calculator. Yes, the way I’m eating is restricted but it is my choice to eat this way because I want to see results.
I’ll leave you with an extract from a motivating article I read today over at Freerange.fitness:
“People who work towards more intrinsic/ internal goals (to get fit to feel good about themselves, or to be healthy for their kids/family) make slower progress at first, but achieve better and more sustainable results in the long term.” Read the rest of the article “Fit For What Purpose”.