Friday, September 15, 2006


I've been thinking that I need to do some type of exercise to help me lose weight and get back in shape. I remembered that about 20 something years ago I went to Jazzercise and I loved it. Of course I was about 45 pounds lighter then too, but I remember loving it. Why I stopped going, I don't know. Since then I have never found any type of exercise, including walking, that really made me want to stick with it and do it. I had been talking about this to Eddie off and on for awhile, so about a couple of weeks ago, we were talking about it again and he said, "Well, why don't you start doing that next week?" I guess it was just the push I needed because I decided that I would, especially since what I was doing (which was nothing) wasn't working, so I thought I would try it.

I had talked to the instructor a couple of weeks before that and she told me that the first class is free and then I would get a discount for the rest of the classes. I went with great fear because I figured I would be the only person there who was overweight and that I would be clumsy and uncoordinated. I was looking to see all these wonderful bodies in their cute outfits and here would be frumpy me. Well, there are women of all ages, sizes, and shapes in that class. I felt great from the very first time and I was hooked again right away. I signed up that night and I've been going ever since. I started last week and have been 3 times this week and already I can tell a difference in my waist line. This morning I was able to put on a pair of jeans comfortably that had practically cut off my circulation before I started this class. I'm also watching what I'm eating as well. Cutting out junk food and trying to eat healthier. So far, I love it and I'm still clumsy and uncoordinated, but hopefully that will get better with time. At any rate I'm having a ball. It doesn't even seem like exercise.


Chie said...

Oh that's wonderful! I'm so happy for you! :)
I feel like the way you did before you started exercising again. I need to lose 25 lbs desparately. I'm totally inspired! I gotta find something that works for me too.
By the way, I was able to see the dishcloth pattern. :) Thank you so much, Sharon! *hugs*

Sharon said...

Chie, if you can find a Jazzercise class in your area I promise you would love it. :)) I love music and I love to dance and this is the most fun I've had exercising ever.
I'm glad you were able to see the dishcloth pattern.