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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
This blog is dedicated to the low-carb menu challenge presented by Jimmy Moore. I'm living the Louisiana low carb lifestyle, where low-carb is the new way to go ! I live southwest of New Orleans, Louisiana....have three awesome kids. We are deep down in the heart of sweet Cajun Country, where we kick back and relax, go hunting, fishing, or make groceries! My doctor told me that my blood pressure numbers were getting too high, so I had to loose weight. She challenged me with ten pounds in three months. That was October 7, 2008. I lost 26 pounds !!! In February of 2011, I found that I had gained a few pounds more than I would have liked, weighing in at 170 pounds. I had to get back into the swing of living the low carb life again !! I am loving the 'low-carb' style and wish to contiue it . I exercise three times a week at the gym, and off the 'off' days, I learn to RELAX !! November 2011, finds me in different circumstances -- a new lifestyle, great community of friends and a challenge to keep that 45 pounds that I lost OFF. Feel free to read my blog, browse around, or just sit a spell!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Weekend Waistline

How's your weekend going ? Are you beginning to notice your waistline, or is it noticing YOU ?

I started off the day with a Les Mills Body Pump (weightlifting class) at Anytime Fitness.  One hour of exercise early in the morning gets the body moving !  Those ab moves were crazy. They had us like we were climbing mountains !

I actually took a nice long afternoon walk. Have not done that in quite a while. The temperature in the New Orleans area have been in the mid 80's today, a relief from the heat.  One of the biggest motivators for the weekend is walking.  Going outside changes the senses and the scenery.  It's almost like walking the mall.  With my headset on  and cell phone in pocket, I walk at a steady pace - noticing the summer foliage and sensational colors.  No dogs to follow me around usually means people are not home, and busy with family obligations. 

Not too many people walk nowadays.  I suppose it is because of the heat, but I am not really sure.  Even on a beautiful day, you begin to notice the same people walking at the same time. It's like going to garage sales. After you've been to a few, you begin to notice the same people attending -- as if they followed you around !

One thing I like about group fitness is the core of the participants.  They are a dedicated group of people, all ages, all ranges of fitness levels, all shapes and sizes.  Each one there for different reason. They fact that they PARTICIPATE is the goal, - learning the choreography, timing and technique to different songs. 

As a matter of fact, I lost my weight and kept it off by participating in ONLY group fitness. I find it motivates me to be around people , each doing what I am doing.  It challenges each and every part of your body in about an hour. I challenge you, to try group fitness. I participate in Les Mills Body Pump, Bodyflow (Yoga, Pilates and Tai-chi) and RPM (Spinning).  They have many more classes available. Please check them out ! Les Mills Group Fitness classes.

Don't let that weekend waistline get to you. Log off, Shut Down and GO SWEAT !!

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