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Whew...so, week 1 of the every night exercise is done. I survived...and I'm not as sore as I thought I would be.

The first 2 days or so were killer - major leg cramps, both wrists were very tight, back slightly sore. Today, only the left wrist is sore, the leg cramps are almost gone...and my waist feels looser. I don't feel as tense when I walk, my hips are on their own, and my waist is..get this..at least 1 inch smaller. How do I know? Simple - 3 weeks ago I bought some new capri's. 1 pair was too large in the waist - the common problem with hippy females - so I pinned the waist snug.

I wore those pants today. They've been washed, and at 100% cotton, they should have shrunk. I expected the waist to be a little too snug...but it was too loose. The pants dropped a good inch down - they were stopped by my hips. *That* feels good!

I haven't seen much increase in energy, but then I'm not sleeping well because of the wrist. I'm not as winded going up the stairs, and I'm not as tense at work.

All in all, I'm pleased. It's not a miracle, but then I didn't expect one. I didn't put on the excess pounds overnight, and I don't expect to lose them that quickly, either. I am having fun, and that's what counts.

I need to clear my head about other subjects, but I'll do that in a post by itself.

I'm off to spin a bit of the shetland!
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spin a yarn
Date:August 1st, 2004 10:42 pm (UTC)

Glad you feel somewhat better...

You're bellydancing, right? Or Raks Sharqi as my teacher called it, oriental dance. 'Tis wonderful, isn't it? I've been dancing for about a year now, started because I still had baby weight hanging around like a stubborn case of athlete's foot! I've dropped 25 lbs, back into my size 6/8s, and feel sooo much better. I use the videos too, and it's a lot of fun. What's really cute is watching a 4 year old practice along with Momma... -- Kae
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Date:August 2nd, 2004 02:32 am (UTC)

Re: Glad you feel somewhat better...

Yes - I've been using the Neena and Veena workout tapes, and the Basic Dance one. I still haven't "got" the belly rolls or shimmies, but it's fun and you can feel it working!

I also have a tape by Shamira, but I am in No shape to attempt it! It's very intense. I've ordered the first one by Fat Chance Belly Dance....we'll see what it's like. It's supposedly "real" dancing, and not a workout tape.

And, yea - the wee ones dancing along are what make it worthwhile!
(spin a yarn)
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