Elliptical, Stairmaster and Zumba…Oh My!

I joined a new gym yesterday, and it feels good to have a place to go to workout hard.  I started with 30 minutes on the elliptical, followed by 30 minutes on the Stairmaster.  The elliptical was no big deal, but I felt like a champion after completing thousands (okay, barely over 2,000) steps.

My pace was slow, but my heart was racing!  I haven’t felt that incredible in a while, and I was reminded just how important it is to have a gym to go to everyday.  I already knew, of course, but it feels good to belong somewhere again.

Following my hour of cardio I went to the weight room and worked my upper body.  I wanted to do Zumba as well so I killed some time in the brand new Ulta that is close to the gym.  OMG!  I want everything in there!

I especially want this shea sugar body scrub! 🙂 

After window shopping I went back to the gym and completed an hour of Zumba.  I cooled down on the recumbent stepper, then headed home for dinner and a hot shower.

For dinner I had taco soup that I made over the weekend.  I’ve been looking forward to planning meals and cooking soups in advance, and living in my own place has made that easier.  I don’t have to share the fridge with anyone, and I can cook to my heart’s content!

Preparing meals over the weekend has already begun motivating me to eat at home.

Soon it will be time to hit the gym again!  Today I think I’ll swim laps after Zumba before heading to class.

Life is feeling pretty fantastic right now, and I’m so utterly thankful for it.  There’s a lot coming up between the holidays, trips to see family and visits from special people, but I want to go into 2013 living a healthy life.

Are you ready for the holiday season?  What are your plans between now and the end of the year?


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    Bailey @ Onederland or Bust!
    November 14, 2012 at 10:46 am

    That’s quite the workout, good for you!
    My sister just had a baby which is super excited! My parents just flew in to spend time with her and we’re all just enjoying our time together. I’m so looking forward to the coming weeks with all the holiday festivities. My goal is to stay on track with my WW online until the new year 🙂

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      November 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      That’s all so wonderful!

      I am trying to remind myself that if I eat mindfully all week I can indulge in some pie or a cupcake on Thanksgiving. I lost weight my first and second year doing exactly that.

      My goal is to lose weight the week of Thanksgiving. 🙂

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    November 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    What a great inspiring post and what a great workout you had. Nope not ready for the Holiday season, need to start working on that. Have a great day

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      November 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      I’ve been ready for the holidays since July. 😉

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    Angela @ Honey, I Shrunk the Mom
    November 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Elliptical, Stairmaster AND Zumba. I’m impressed! I’m pretty sure I would’ve been falling down after just the elliptical. 😉 You’re an inspiration for sure! WTG!

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    November 15, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Hi Kenlie
    Taco soup sounds very interesting…..any chance of getting the reciepe off you 🙂

    Great job at the gym you rock

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