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So with the wedding coming up, I suddenly had a tangible goal to strive towards--I’m not necessarily trying to lose a ton of weight BUT I do want to look and feel amazing on my wedding day. Oh and I want Michelle Obama arms in my pictures. So here are the workouts I’m currently doing to get myself in shape;
I LOVE to dance so naturally when Zumba came on the scene, I was all about it. It’s a fantastic workout and according to my Fitbit, I burn anywhere from 350-500 calories per hour long class. The key is to find a really good instructor who 1) can actually dance and 2) keeps the energy level up and the music fresh.
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I can’t say I love to run but there is something so incredibly stamina-building about running that it’s hard to not make part of any serious workout regime. I just make sure that I blast some motivating tunes while I run (for me, Girl Talk is my artist of choice. His amazing mash-ups keep me pumped and running FAR longer than I normally can.) Oh and when I really have no energy, I just pretend I’m in an episode of The Walking Dead getting chased by zombies. It sounds crazy but you wouldn’t believe how motivating this can actually be!
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I haven’t started the official 90 day program of P90X yet as it calls for a six days a week workout schedule, but I do try to pop in the DVDs a few times a week. All the workouts are intense but I particularly like the strength training workouts (since I’ve got cardio covered with Zumba and running). I do plan on doing the full program soon--it’s a 3 month commitment so I’m thinking I will start this 3 months before the wedding. It’s tough as hell but the results are undeniable. I know a number of people who have done this program and they looked incredible afterwards (FH did it for 60 days a few years ago and he got buff!)
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