Dieting in 2012…Pointless?

Despite the fact that everyone I know is fearing (or at least constantly joking about) the end of the world, I refuse to back down on this plan that’s taking way longer than planned. In fact, I just ate oatmeal. Boring old oatmeal. So there.

Today’s Weight: 158.6 lbs.

Today’s Mood: Meh. I’m back at work, which is booooring! but also pays me, so I like that part.

Thoughts: I ran a little over 2 miles yesterday, as a first attempt at making a daily run part of my working plan to get the rest of this weight off. I uploaded a few new apps onto my cell phone to help me with this and my other fitness plans, including iMapMyRun, Daily Arm Workout, and Daily Abs Workout. I really liked the running app. A friend of mine uses it, and I liked the fact that it updated to Facebook, mapped the run route, and tracked speed and calories burned. I could also listen to music while using it, but don’t like the fact that if I want to change a song, I’d need to shut off the app to get to my music player. That kind of sucks, since I want to be able to flip through songs as necessary. Shuffle just isn’t good enough. After taking my run, I came home and did the arm workout, but not the ab workout. I might end up going back to my old ab workout video instead of attempting to watch a little lady on my phone do the exercises.

Also, I’m very excited to add that since I’m quitting the gym to save money, and realized the only thing I’d miss was doing Zumba, I just went ahead and ordered a Zumba workout program. It’s not the newest one, which was almost $100 and so very out of my budget, but the old set, Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation. It’s a set of DVDs and some tiny little hand weights that apparently sound like maracas. I like maracas. I’m pretty psyched to get this set. I love Zumba, and dancing in general. I’ll miss the other people in my class at the gym, but the one thing I didn’t like about my gym Zumba class was that the teacher didn’t teach us the steps very clearly. I picked up a lot, but there were bits that I really wanted to get good at, not just fumble with. I’m really looking forward to getting the steps down pat, and maybe even being able to use them in a social setting one day.

Did you start any new and exciting workout plans for the new year?

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