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Monday, May 5, 2014


Happy Cinco de Mayo... May 5th is not really something we celebrate in my family... September 16th is when we really celebrate Mexican independence day.  For me, Cinco de Mayo is an occasion to eat Chips and lots of Guacamole...

 Our dinner included grilled shrimp along with these veggies.  For an added treat, we ate stuff poblano peppers with cheese... Super bueno.  Even though Mexican food can be loaded with calories, there are occasions where you can HEALTHIFY it..
Speaking of HEALTHIFYING.... Today I start another 6 week series at Kaia Fit.  Kaia is similar to Cross-Fit in that we do timed drills, lots of strength and cardio using kettle bells and BIG ASS tires. And every now and then we do a TRX session.  What is TRX? Well according to Google it's a form of resistance training that includes bodyweight exercises in which a variety of compound exercise movements can be performed. These are done with the aim of developing strength, balance, flexibility, and joint stability simultaneously.


Well, that's the WWW's definition. Here is mine. Don't laugh.

At the end of class, I asked one of the woman to take my picture doing this move. It's hard. You really engage your core and well.. it's just hard.

I felt intimidated by most of the exercises but I made sure I did each one.  I thought, I'm too heavy. I'm too ... you get the point. I had lots of excuses. But felt wonderful for giving it a try.  I can't believe I am doing some of these workouts.  I am so appreciative of what my body has allowed.

I continue to struggle with body image. At first glance, all I see are the many rolls on my body... Normally, that would side-line me B U T  N O T  A N Y M O R E!!

Feeling "uncomfortable" when it comes to my workouts is so much more rewarding. I used to do Zumba all the time and thought that was a serious workout. And it is... but doing functional intense training at my age is so gratifying. It's just me and the exercise. Am I going to push it or do what's comfortable? 

PUSH IT of course.  I wish the scale was going down.... sadly it has not but I did measure myself this past Saturday and guess what? I'm down 2 inches around my waist, hip, chest and butt...

It's nice when your hard work is rewarded...  My advise to you if you're struggling?  Keep pushing. Keep doing that which makes you feel uncomfortable. What's the worse that can happen?

Later gators.


  1. The trx machine is an awesome exercise! I have done that one...and zumba, while fun....doesn't build as much core strength...and the older you get..the more muscle is important. I'm glad you find something you enjoy and are pushing yourself.

    Im cheeering you on.


  3. I'm not laughing at all...I'm pretty darn impressed and I'm rooting for you!!!