So ... I found myself getting up only an hour later than I do when I go to work, to participate in my city's Heart Walk.
It came fast, with it barely being the first week in October. But I made the commitment to myself to be there. And I did it! Not only that, but I did Zumba on the main lawn as well which was so fun.
Of course I had my camera with me to capture some highlights of the event.
I go through spurts of working out and eating right.
My motivation to do so usually comes from weight gain, so I'm consistently inconsistent.
But I must admit that when I work out on regular basis, I feel so accomplished whether I lose weight or not. ...Especially if it's an extreme fitness program like Insanity, (which I am on the second month).
1. After today I learned that working out in nature makes a difference! Something about being outside made the experience feel less congested. I didn't realize I felt that way until I tried something new. I thought maybe I should, at the very least, visit a local track at least once a week and walk/jog a mile.
2. Also running, (walk/jogging), does give you a high. I noticed a significant difference in my energy level after I finished. I also felt my lungs and heart working harder which is said to be good for you.
3. I liked that one of the sponsors of the Heart Walk had healthy snacks readily available for participates. Eating foods with natural sugars like fruit or a reasonable serving of foods with carbohydrates like a granola bar of a small serving of nuts can provide the body with energy before or after a work-out.
This was my choice of a healthy snack before I did Zumba.
My Work-Out Swag...
Sports Bras: Wal-mart
Red Tank (in Honor of the heart Walk): Old Navy Clearance, (old)
Zebra Leggings: Forever 21+