Friday, January 21, 2011

Back in the Game

Hi everyone! Long time, no talk! I actually fell off of the healthy-lifestyle wagon during the last few months of 2010 (and gained three pounds to prove it!). Luckily though, 2011 has brought a new sense of motivation and dedication to getting back on track! The reason? I got a Wii for Christmas! Haha!

Since Christmastime, I have committed to at least 30 minutes of physical activity, 6 days per week (in an addition to the twice-daily walks with Teddy). Turns out though, that I have had so much fun with Wii, particularly "Just Dance 2" and "Wii Fit"(including such activities as Advanced Step, Rhythm Boxing, and the Obstacle Course), my average has been about 60 to 90 minutes per day. A definite plus of Wii--I don't have to leave my house (which is so helpful, since I have baby Teddy to take care of). But, I sometimes wish I could break a little bit more of a sweat with Wii.

My solution? Dance 101--a dance studio located in the Buckhead/North Druid Hills neighborhoods of Atlanta, Georgia. Dance 101 has a TON of classes, my favorites of which are anything having to do with hip hop. So, for the past 2 nights, I attended Dance Fitness and Hip Hop Fit. Can you believe that both classes were FREE? Dance 101had FREE beginner classes all this week! Between Dance 101 and L.A. Fitness (my current gym), my goal is to plan to attend 3-4 classes each week (2 will most certainly fall on the weekends, since it's so hard to be away from Teddy during the week).

This Saturday, I'm planning to attend Step Plus Abs at L.A. Fitness. I'm a bit nervous though because this ain't your mama's Step class. I have been to this complicated class before and almost wanted to cry, I was so lost. But, it's a good workout (hey, at least I've got my body moving, right?), and I am absolutely determined to learn this advanced way of doing Step. I'll let you know how it goes!

Happy working-out to MacKenzie, Raina, and the "Pudge" community!


  1. Wow that's totally awesome you were able to try both classes for free - I need to jump on your bandwagon!

  2. Go Steph Go! That sounds great. I did just dance 2 at a friends house for 30 minutes for a cardio workout; it was so much fun. You need to post a pic of your new doggy! Proud of you and keep on moving! - Raina

  3. Nice work, Steph! How'd the Step Plus Abs go?

  4. Thanks, guys! Step Plus Abs went better than expected. I have A LOT to learn. But, I'm determined to get it right.