Exercising in front of people was never a thrilling thing for me. I prefer to exercise alone in my own home and maybe have a friend or two join. And I especially enjoy exercising when it involved dancing. Who doesn’t love to dance and burn a few calories at the same time? So, I went to my local GameStop and bought Zumba Fitness for Xbox Kinect. The one I bought was the original version. I bought this one because it was the cheaper out of the wide arrangement of fitness games.
Zumba was always something I wanted to try but felt weird busting a move with a group of older women that I didn’t know.
As soon as I got home I put it in the Xbox and started playing. The set up was easy and pretty much self-explanatory. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to get started playing uploaded to Youtube by Howcast Tech & Gadgets.
When I was getting started I played a few of the tutorials. I would definitely recommend doing the tutorials. I feel like it helped me get a grasp for what a class would be like without having to do the full class. Then I attempted a full class and like the woman in the video said for every move you get perfect you get bonus points! Getting bonus points can always be a rewarding thing but the voice in the game encourages you to keep going by telling you just how great you’re doing! The game was a little hard to get the hang of and extremely exhausting. But, I felt like it was a great work out. I really enjoyed playing and with a group of people you know it can be even more fun!
Diane Villone said, “Zumba is a great exercise tool. I’m burning tons of calories and learning new dance moves while exercising!”
The Zumba website shows a 90-day challenge that I am thinking about trying. Although they tell you to use the Zumba Rush game I may just try it using the original Zumba Fitness game. The 90-day challenge involves playing the game for 90 days and also making healthier choices for meals. I am definitely going to give this a try and I will let you all know just how Zumba helped me in 90 days!
I hope you give Zumba Fitness a try!
Every week I’m going to post some fun posts I found interesting throughout the week. This week I want to focus on an app called All Women Stalk. It’s a collection of articles written by different women. They write just about everything you can imagine. This is a member-only site. So that means you have to sign up. But trust me its super easy and totally worth it. Oh and by the way, it’s free!
This week one thing that really caught my attention was an article written by Jennifer Knightstep titled 9 Affordable Ways to Eat Healthy. She created a list of great ways to shop healthy on a budget. I will definitely be using these tips. I’m already a big believer in number three, never go food shopping while hungry. The bill always ends up double of what it should’ve been and it usually consists of 50% junk food.
Jennifer Knightstep wrote another great article about how to stop over eating! a few of these rules I’ve been practicing for awhile now. No matter what I eat I track it in an app called Calorie Counter. Not only does it have the majority of all the brands of food I eat but it counts a,lay calories everyday along with how much water I drink and if I exercise. It’s a really great way to practice Knightstep’s rules to not stop over eating!
I’m not sure about all of you stress is something I face everyday. Having a job, schoolwork, and babysitting my three nieces and one nephew stresses me out to the max. But, I never knew what stress could really do to someone. Kelly Marcus explained 8 dangers stress can cause. I knew stress wasn’t good for you but to see it all written down really makes want to go relax and have a good laugh or two.
To help de-stress All Women Stalk had a post of 20 Priceless SNL Skits. I know a lot of people say SNL is outdated but I still watch it almost every week. These skits Lyndsie Robinson put together are hilarious and exactly what I need to start off a good weekend. Who doesn’t love a good skit with Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Justin Timberlake, Chris Farley, or “superstar” cheerleader Mary Katherine Gallagher. And that’s only naming a few!
I love All Women Stalk and I hope you enjoy it too!
The reason I wanted to create a blog about learning to live a healthy lifestyle was because I’ve been following a few blogs for a couple of years faithfully and wanted to give it a try!
Week by week my plan is to post a few things from other blogs!
This week I decided to share with you some recipes I want to try!
I know we all need something to warm our bellies especially since its been so cold! The Healthy Foodie posted a few recipes for soup, Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup this one seems so tasty!
The Blender Girl always has such great ideas! I love applesauce but it’s always so full of sugar! This week she shows a new recipe, Vitamix Raw Vegan Homemade Applesauce . I am definitely making this one!
Lauren Conrad’s website is perfect for just about anything! I found a great recipe ok there that’s super simple! It’s called Yogurt Kisses I love recipes that are simple and don’t take long to do so this is perfect for me!
If you take a look at my blog roll you can find all of these blogs and check out more of their advice and recipes!
I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am to get started on this blog and my own healthy lifestyle! I have so many ideas I can’t wait to share with you! (Be prepared I use exclamation points a lot!)
Firstly, I want to take a look into organic food and what its really about. I plan on dining out at the new organic restaurant called Green Zebra . It’s owned by a Glassboro couple and I’m really excited to finally take a bite into organic food!
After all that eating a good exercise class will be much needed! I’ve taken so many different classes throughout the years but I never got a chance to attempt yoga! There are a few places in neighboring towns that I’m going to price out and eventually take a few classes!
Wish me luck!
Healthy Habits by Kimberly is ran by me, Kimberly Kerr. To learn more about me check out my About Me page. Healthy Habits by Kimberly was created for college-aged girls like myself that want to be healthy but aren’t exactly sure how to be. I plan on trying out those healthy alternatives we always see online, different exercises than I am completely not an expert in and maybe even visit a few restaurants here and there that are better for you than your average fast food place. Feel free to leave comments and maybe even some suggestions in any of the comment boxes. You can even email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out my twitter @healthyhabitsbk to learn more about what I’m doing! I hope you’ll join into creating healthy habits that will last a lifetime! Enjoy!