“E” is for Exercise

EHello peeps! Whew! I made it. 😆

Let’s talk about exercise. Definitely an important component to any weight loss program but remember that one cannot exercise our way out of a bad diet so always keep that in mind.

When I started my weight loss journey in August 2013, at 225.4 lbs on a 5’1” frame exercise was not easy. I started going to the gym three times a week and fell in love with zumba but it was hard, I tried to stay hidden in the back, and I modified almost every movement. A month later I had dropped nine pounds and developed some flexibility. By December I was exercising nearly everyday and I had added weights to my routine. A year later, in August 2014, my exercise routine had really diversified and since then I routinely switch up my weekly schedule always keeping my favorite classes: zumba and a group weights class that is offered by my local Y.

Here’s a typical week:

  • Monday: Zumba & Weights
  • Tuesday: Yoga
  • Wednesday: Weights & Zumba
  • Thursday: Spinning
  • Friday: Blacklight Zumba
  • Saturday: Zumba & Weights (or a 5K run)
  • Sunday: Brisk walk (or run) at a park/ around neighborhood

You may wonder if I ever take a rest day and the answer is yes, I do. In fact, today was an impromptu rest day due to an incredibly busy day. I rarely schedule my rest days though. Perhaps that is something I should work on. However, Friday and Sunday are common rest days for me.

The lesson I want to leave you with is that if you’ve been wanting to try something or have already tried it and found it difficult, KEEP GOING! It gets better.



  1. Yes! It does get better. I started swimming lessons just a month ago. Anytime before last month, I was petrified of water. Today, I am just coming from a swim class where I’m doing strokes, staying afloat and not wanting to get out of the pool when the class is over. It DOES get better!

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