Thursday, February 24, 2011

Weigh-In Wednesday

Hiya! I did weigh in last night, but my internet was down so I had to wait until I got to work this morning to post this. Unfortunately, I was right about the whole "most of that is water weight" thing, because I gained 4 pounds this week... BUT, that means that I have still lost a total of 4.6 pounds, which is awesome! And it meets my healthy-weight-loss goal of losing 1-2 pounds per week. : )

This Week: +4
Total: -4.6
Total Weeks: 2
Avg. Per Week: -2.3

I was sick most of last week, so I didn't eat or drink much... which is why I figured that huge loss was just water weight. Being sick also kept me from the gym though, so I was a little worried about that. I can't remember if I mentioned it on here, but I joined Curves around the end of December. I really love it there! For those of you who aren't familiar, it's a women-only gym that utilizes a... well, here, I'll just copy the description from their website:

A Curves 30 minute fitness center is a woman’s gym that provides a total body workout. With both aerobic exercise for weight loss and strength training for toned muscles, a Curves workout provides an exercise plan that can burn up to 500 calories in just 30 minutes. Curves clubs also offer a nutrition program and diet solution that provides permanent results without permanent dieting. Curves provides a complete solution for women to reach their weight loss, fitness, and health goals. Curves is the largest fitness and health club franchise in the world dedicated to providing affordable, one-stop exercise and nutritional information for women. Curves provides gyms for ladies in over 85 countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, England, South Africa, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Japan, Spain, Mexico, France, Greece, Netherlands, and many other countries in Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa.

I love it because it gives me a great workout in only 30 minutes! Plus the women there are super friendly! : ) AND they recently began incorporating Zumba into their workouts, which I was very excited about! I've enjoyed it so much that I went and got the new Wii Zumba game:

I've done it two nights in a row, and it's been really fun! It's pretty fast-paced, so it takes me a few tries to get the moves right sometimes, but it definitely gives me a good sweat! It was offered as just the game or the game and a belt that holds your Wii remote. I had planned on purchasing just the game, but they only had the one with the belt in stock, so I went ahead and got it. It was an extra $20... not sure if it's worth it if you have the choice. The belt catches most of my movements, but during the cool down at the end of the workout, I usually take the remote and hold it, because there are a lot of arm movements that aren't picked up while it's in the belt...

I plan on doing the Wii Zumba every day, on top of my Curves visits. I may wait until I finish my antiobiotic to go back to Curves, so I'm glad I have something to do in the meantime! : )


  1. Enjoy your Curves workouts while you can. Thousands of Curves clubs have closed in the last few years; Curves club owners blame the Curves corporate office for lack of support, over-saturation of territories, high franchise fees and inferior equipment- see their comments at Here is what the Wall Street Journal had to say about all the Curves clubs closing:

  2. glad you are feeling better! and yay for the total weight loss!!! I need to get to the gym more... maybe i will just join a curves.. :-)

  3. Good job! That is still so good:) My mom used to go to curves, she liked it a lot but she got injured. I need to join a gym or something, but I am thinking of just getting the Zumba game! I'm glad you are feeling better.

  4. You are doing good. Keep up the awesome work. :) I need to get back into my kickboxing... FOR REAL! Motivation.

  5. Oh well done! I have wanted to try zumba and I think I will sometime. The wii game would be great to have.

    Plus I have heard of Curves. I tried going for a job there a long time ago.

  6. ohh i wana try wii zumba!! it looks really fun!! sure beats my boring treadmill workout routine!


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