On track and loosing weight…
Here are the numbers:
- 282.5 lbs — 13 pounds lost to date
- 152.25 inches — 6 inches lost to date (Chest, waist, hips)
- 6/10 of a pound lost this week at my Jenny Craig weigh-in
The fun charts:
Well, yesterday was a busy dance day. Practiced with my dance partner for a little over an hour. Then I went to the West Coast Swing classes taught by the most fabulous Beata Howe and “Pappa Daddy” TRose aka Terry Roseborough. That was another 3 hours of dancing. OMG! Oh, my aching feetsies. Ouchies! Oh da pain, da pain.
Ok, ok, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic, (hey being dramatic is what I do…I wouldn’t be “Tony” without the drama!)
…but in all seriousness, I did kinda push things.
So, now I know, at my current fitness level, doing four hours of dancing/learning/practicing is very close to “over doing it.”
The trick is to find exactly the right amount of exercise with which to stress my body. I may have to alternate “heavy days” like yesterday with “easy days” or “rest days” while I’m still on the bottom end of the “fit” range.
It is true that I’m trying to build up stamina but I’ve also got to not overdo it and injury myself. It is important to give my body a chance to repair itself and build itself stronger.
That’s how you get fitter; you stretch your limits, rest a bit, then stretch your limits again. Eventually tasks that were difficult become easier. Then they become routine and then you have to stretch further to keep on improving. Woot!
Who da man? Who da Pappa Daddy? Who is on track on his fitness goals! Come on, chant with me… “Go Tony! Go Tony! Go Tony!”
Doing those little circle things with your hands clenched in a fist is optional, but encouraged. 🙂
Here are the cold hard numbers:
-- 12.2 lbs lost (total so far) -- 1 lb lost at the official Jenny Craig Weigh-in this week. -- 5.65 inches lost (total so far) - Hips, Chest, Waist -- .4 inches lost this past week.
Yay! 2013 is on track! Woo Hoo! Here are the charts and the cool fun visual stuff: Read the rest of this entry
An interesting comment at Worlds, sparks some deep thought and a very long blog post…
While I was at the World Championships of Country Western Dance, I pretty much cornered anyone who would listen to me for more than 60 seconds and regaled them with my “plans for the coming year.”
Side note: for those of you who want me to get to the point without my usual “Tony Ramblings” *ahem* Today’s topic is:
“trying to come up with an analogy that accurately encompasses the magnitude of someone’s effort to ‘get fit and healthy'”
But saying it that concisely just sounds way to scholarly for my taste. And it is Borrrring! And way *not fun* and way “too brief”, so back to the ramblings of Tony’s Brain as I set up the picture for you. 🙂
So, at Worlds, I “trapped” lots of people and forced them to watch me make like Tigger as I bounced around in excitement and effused about my plans for the coming year!
Just in case you don’t know who Tigger is watch this video:
This enforced captivity on the part of my listeners at Worlds usually started off with the innocent and alluring sounding statement
“Did you hear my good news? I won a spot on the US DanceSport Team! China here I come!“ then…
Just the Stats, M’am, just the stats…
- 7.25 lbs lost
- 5.25 inches lost (chest/hips/waist)
That has been with me doing only two things: (1) being more aware of the foods I eat and making better choices (not perfect, but better) and (2) increasing the amount of exercise that I’ve been doing. Mostly increased dancing as I got ready for Christmas in Dixie and for the World Championships.
Not too shabby a start for 2013! This is my year!
I just hope that I get over this flu bug enough so that I can to to my first day of Ballet Class on Saturday.
See ya on the dance floor!