Losing Weight, Zumba and More Ways to Work Out

Weight Watchers, Working Out, and Accomplishing My Goals!


Working hard to log everything in on my plan and activity with Weight Watchers this week. There have been many times I’ve attempted to post on my blog at Weight Watchers, only to get a response of “cannot post this blog at this time…try again later…” or something to that effect.  Needless to say, today was another repetition of this, so here I will post this, in hopes that the struggles of losing weight, and the accomplishments I am earning with Weight Watchers will help to convince others that Weight Watchers works. Yes, it is a slow process, but it works!!! Did I mention I have lost almost 35 pounds now? OK…losing the weight is a slow process, but it so rewarding to meet someone I haven’t seen in a while and to be told — “Wow. You’ve lost weight!” Did I mention how wonderful that makes me feel!!!

This week, after a week-end filled with delicious low country cuisine in Myrtle Beach, I struggled to stay on track. Normally while on a press trip, I gain five pounds. Happy to report I gained zero this time! The life of a travel writer is so wonderful, but so hard to stay on track and that is why I am working out daily, to make up for lost time. Today, I walked quickly on the treadmill for 20 minutes. Yesterday, I could only accomplish 10 minutes. Also, I am doing upper body exercise, including a shake weight. I must commend whoever created the shake weight. It does leave the arms, especially the upper arms, a bit sore! I am so hopeful it will tighten my upper arms, the biceps, triceps and upper body. My goal is to be able to wear something sleeveless without ugly arms. How I hope this blog works today, so — here goes! If it doesn’t work, I’ll post this on my word press blog.

Weight Watchers blog would not allow me to post again, telling me to ‘try my post later.’ I have things to do. I don’t have the time to constantly try, try, and try again.  As for taking the time with Weight Watchers, I am so dedicated to it I refuse to ever give up. I will succeed with Weight Watchers, simply because — “IT WORKS!!!”

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In Memory of Titanic


Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the loss of Titanic. Thinking about it, hearing about the stories, I decided to treat myself to “Titanic 3-D.” I have watched the movie numerous times and truly love it, but I was curious as to how the movie could be made into 3-D.

Before the movie started, we were reminded to wear our 3-D glasses. Placing them on my face, I was ready. Anticipating a true 3-D movie, I sat in anticipation. Just when would I react from the thrills and chills of a 3-D movie.

Never did it happen.  Yes, I would go back again to see the 3-D version, although I have the DVD of Titanic in my collection. I do enjoy 3-D but Titanic was the movie I truly thought would leave me spellbound.

 

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Happy Easter to All


Easter 2012…Happy Easter to all. May you celebrate this precious day with your religious beliefs and safety.  May life grant you peace and happiness and appreciation of how life would not be if we did not have Christ in our lives.

Today we will celebrate Easter with our close friends. Recently, I have been blessed to have loyal, trusting and kind friends. To those of you who know me and are close to me,  I would like to say thank you for coming into my life.

It has been said that there is a reason and a season for life…we are blessed to have people come into our lives for a purpose. Some people are gifted with teaching, guiding individuals into paths for a life’s work and talent. Others inspire, motivating creative hands or voices for inspiration. Some folks serve as role models, helping to build character by showing how to be graceful, kind and inspirational.

Sometimes we question the reasoning for meeting those who help to shape us into the distinctive individuals we become. People influence us — sometimes good…sometimes bad. When I discover someone attempting to influence me for the bad, I have the tendency to back away. I am a firm believer that we are a reflection of who we are close to…Some people strive to teach us the bad…When that happens, I stand my grand.

Regardless who you are and what you believe, I wish you a Happy Easter while recognizing that with faith, prayer and a strong belief in higher powers and God, we will not stray, but stand our ground. After all, we are a reflection of how we behave, along with our body language and personality. Happy Easter to all of my blessed friends and family. I am blessed to know all of you, and God.

 

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Top 10 Workout Songs April 2012


The Top 10 Workout Songs For April Fort Wayne, IN – April 2, 2012 – This month in the gym, radio hits ruled. Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Madonna all released singles destined for workout playlist glory. But, it’s not just pop divas who prevailed. Carrie Underwood’s latest retains a few country touches. Skrillex and Sirah cranked out a boisterous dubstep anthem. And, although most hip-hop is too slow to make the cut, J. Cole’s aptly-titled “Work Out” proved to be an exception. Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred–the web’s most popular workout music site. Katy Perry – Part Of Me – 128 BPM Nicki Minaj – Starships – 123 BPM J. Cole – Work Out – 93 BPM Madonna – Girl Gone Wild – 133 BPM Skrillex & Sirah – Bangarang – 109 BPM Carrie Underwood – Good Girl – 130 BPM Chris Brown – Turn Up The Music – 131 BPM Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe – 120 BPM One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful – 124 BPM Far East Movement & Justin Bieber – Live My Life – 129 BPM To find more workout songs–and hear next month’s contenders—folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine. Contact: Chris Lawhorn

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Top 10 Workout Songs April 2012


The Top 10 Workout Songs For April

Fort Wayne, IN – April 2, 2012 – This month in the gym, radio hits ruled. Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Madonna all released singles destined for workout playlist glory. But, it’s not just pop divas who prevailed. Carrie Underwood’s latest retains a few country touches. Skrillex and Sirah cranked out a boisterous dubstep anthem. And, although most hip-hop is too slow to make the cut, J. Cole’s aptly-titled “Work Out” proved to be an exception.

Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred–the web’s most popular workout music site.

Katy Perry – Part Of Me – 128 BPM

Nicki Minaj – Starships – 123 BPM

J. Cole – Work Out – 93 BPM

Madonna – Girl Gone Wild – 133 BPM

Skrillex & Sirah – Bangarang – 109 BPM

Carrie Underwood – Good Girl – 130 BPM

Chris Brown – Turn Up The Music – 131 BPM

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe – 120 BPM

One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful – 124 BPM

Far East Movement & Justin Bieber – Live My Life – 129 BPM
To find more workout songs–and hear next month’s contenders—folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.

Contact:
Chris Lawhorn