Over the past weekend my church put on a big end of year women's event. The theme was Urban Country, which of course I love since I am a country girl at heart. I got to get all dolled up in a plaid shirt and my cowboy boots. The best part of the night was getting up and line dancing with my best friend. I forgot how much of a workout you can get from dancing in boots! Now tonight I go from country to latin and I am pretty sure my thighs and calves are going to hate me.
I am planning this week to drink at least 16oz of water a day. Some of you may remember me saying how terrible of a water drinker I am, and that has not changed. Awhile back, I did good (for me) with this goal and then I slacked off. So wish me luck!
This week on Mamavation TV we are talking about working out with weights. I love working out with weights. My favorite approach to this is to do cardio first and get my heart rate going and then switch over to weights. I also keep doing reps/sets until I feel the fatigue. And after I feel the fatigue I do at least 1 or 2 more reps for good measure!
Do you have any tips for working out with weights?
*This post is sponsored by Beanitos and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway.
My tip for working out with weights is to use light ones at first so you don’t break anything. LOL I’m a little clumsy and when I’m doing my walk at home workout I grab some 3lb weights and just do the workout as normal but with the weights. Some days it’s the 5lb weights. It depends on how awake I am and how safe I feel 🙂
I have light weights for home and I go for the big boys (10lbs haha) at the gym
@PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman
Weight training – Get yourself to a Crossfit gym. 🙂
We do a lot of strength training and what we do for the most part is to try 3-5 reps with one weight and increase each round until you find out what your max is and we track it. Dancing is so much fun and it’s a lot of work too. Zumba! lol – I’m glad there are fun ways to work out too.
Dancing is my favorite, my Zumba instructor is a guy and he definitely makes you work hard, when I’m feeling brave I put ankle weights on!
I love line dancing – it’s been forever since I have.
Same here, I haven’t line danced in probably 7 years!
Lena - @elenka29
You just reminded me about water – Thanks for that : it’s pass 11 am and my bottle is empty, because I forgot to fill it. GRRR.
It is so cool you got to have fun dancing
Glad I could remind you, I have to have my husband remind me, ughh water hahaha
I LOVE LINE DANCING! Oh, now I wanna go! So instead, I’ll go get a BIG GLASS OF WATER~!
Good luck with your water goals. The girls thing sounds really fun. I wish they would do something like that here.
thats awesome that you had so much fun hope you have a great week