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Exercise Essentials

With barely more than 80 days before our wedding, I have got to get serious about exercising or I am not going to fit into my wedding dress! Over the past few weeks since I bought the dress, I have only managed to lose about 4 pounds. And 4 pounds can be gained back awfully fast! In truth, to look the way I want to in my dress, I need to lose at least 20 pounds. Is that even possible in 80 days?

It better be! I am hoping that with the cut-backs in my junk food eating, adding a lot of exercise is going to push my weight loss into overdrive. I'm not lookiing for anything crazy like The Biggest Loser, losing 15 pounds in a week kind of thing. If I could lose a steady 2 or 3 pounds a week, I'll look amazing by the time the wedding is here.

So what exactly am I planning to do? Well, Jazzercise of course. For starters. I love Jazzercise. I don't know what is wrong with me that I haven't been going every day since I first discovered it, but it's the same kind of mental block here as I have with a few other things (like eating right). It's like the second I realize that something is good for me, I suddenly don't want to do it or I can't motivate myself the way I need to in order to get it done. With Jazzercise, I know I want to do it, but actually making myself go every morning is like pulling teeth... which is ridiculous since I actually enjoy it when I'm there. Sure, it's hard work, but it feels so good and it's fun.

So Jazzercise four times a week is part one. Part two is walking. G and I discovered some really great walking trails a few miles away that are amazing. There is a park with a lake and about four miles worth of walking trails, so my plan is to head out there at least 2 or 3 times a week from now until the wedding to walk a couple of miles. Plus, I have already been walking my dog every day, so I'll keep doing that and maybe add some distance to those walks or just try to do it more often.

Between then walking and the Jazzercise, I am hoping to kick start some weight loss this week. Wish me luck!

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