Sunday, December 8, 2013

Operation Fitness Link-up #2

It's that time again, linking up with Sarah on this lovely Sunday for the second installment of Operation Fitness Link-up! And guess what? I actually put a little fitness into my life this week. 

I know, I wasn't sure it was going to happen either, but with the help of a few accountability partners and this link-up, I think I've finally found some motivation; it's still slow-going and we're definitely starting small, but nonetheless, it's there.

I purchased a Groupon a couple weeks ago for 10 classes at a local yoga studio that offers a variety of classes beyond only yoga. I mentioned in my last post how I wanted to take advantage of Groupon in lieu of paying for a gym membership, and so far it's been working out (no pun intended) nicely. I had a friend purchase the same Groupon so we've been taking classes together.

Zumba has to be one of my favorite things! I look ridiculous doing it, but it's whatevs cause it's a good workout and it's so fun! Although, if there's only four people in the class on a Monday night, it can make things pretty awkward. You want to be lost in a sea of Zumba-ers so you can pretend no one, including the instructor, sees you, and you can't really do that with only four people. 
Surely they see me, in all my ridiculous-looking Zumba glory.

I also mentioned in my last post that I wanted to get serious about Yoga. 
I'm not quite "serious" yet, but I pinned a crap-ton of Yoga pins on Pinterest and bought an actual pair of Yoga pants. ...So I'm getting there.
One of the pins I found was this "Backbend Sequence for Anyone Who Sits All Day."
I did the sequence a few times over the last week and it hurts sooooo goooood!
I'm extra aware of my posture while sitting at work in my desk chair now and it makes me want to come home to do this sequence even more. ...cause I have pretty terrible posture in my desk chair. 
Womp Womp.

My challenge for myself this next week will be to go to a few classes on my own. For some reason I'm really weird about this and I'm always afraid to go to a class by myself. With busy schedules and the holidays it's not always easy to attend the same classes with a friend, so I just need to quit being weird and do a class (or two) solo!

Am I the only one with this fear? Do you try new things by yourself with no problem?

Thanks again, Sarah for hosting!

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  1. I've done things by myself like going to the movies, going out to eat, etc... but I took a self-defense class and had a friend do it with me because I would've felt weird kicking someone's ass who I didn't know. haha :P

  2. I love zumba and I think part of the fun is looking crazy doing it. I'm definitely checking out the back stretching link, I hate sitting all day and need to start thinking about better posture.

  3. Zumba is the best!! I have NO rhythm what so ever, so I totally feel ya on having only 4 people in the class. It is still so fun, even if you look ridiculous!! Sounds like you are right on track!!!!

  4. i workout at home but if i wanted to try a fitness class, i don't have any issues going on my own. i just say to myself that at least i'm working out instead of sitting on the couch and that always gets me moving

    Vodka and Soda

  5. I will have to try out the back stretches!! I hate sitting all day and how it makes me feel.

    I try my very best to avoid doing anything new on my own. I have no idea why I am so scared but a friend always makes it easier! So good for you trying it out by yourself :)

  6. I used to be so weird about trying new classes alone and would never go unless i could talk a friend into going, you really will get over it once you get "into" the whole working out thing like a maniac...I promise!

  7. Zumba is seriously my favorite way to work out. It's so much fun and you burn so many dang calories!

  8. I've never done yoga! I really want to try it but that class is definitely one that I need to go with a friend for the first time, ha ha!

  9. I do Zumba a few times a week - have for over a year now - and I look awful doing it still! ha.

    xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

  10. I love this!! Good Job! I have been such a slacker..



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