Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Ten Pound Tuesday: Exercise Accessorizing!

Ok, now that Thanksgiving week has passed, it's time to get serious on getting healthy and working out more.  A week of watching movies, eating, watching more movies, more eating, and slumming is over, and I've avowed to lose ten pounds by Christmas.  Anyone want to join me?

I started Ten Pound Tuesday because I'm pretty sure 99% of people want to lose a minimum of 10lbs.  And isn't that first 10lbs the easiest? It definitely is for me!

Image via Pinterest
 As I was thinking of what to post today to get Ten Pound Tuesday off the ground again, I couldn't help but think of a way my older brother E teases me.  He says I always have to have the 'stuff' or 'accessories' before embarking on anything.  This is SO true. 

But really, what's wrong with it? What's wrong with feeling FABULOUS? I like to look good while exercising, it adds a little something to my confidence.  I've read multiple articles about this, so I know I'm not alone. 

Today I'm going to highlight two of my favorite workouts, Zumba and Tennis. 

First up, Zumba.


Post Zumba workout glow!
Spring of 2009, I saw a banner for a local gym advertising Hip Hop and Zumba classes, and called the moment I saw it to inquire.  I've been hooked since.  The Hip Hop class was very disappointing, but Zumba was where it's AT! The teacher I had there (at Shenandoah Power House Gym), Kari, was AMAZING.  But then she left. Boo.  I have since taken it at multiple locations, and although it's not Kari, they're all fabulous.  If you haven't tried Zumba yet, what are you waiting for? The time flies by, and it's (dare I say it?) FUN.

Zumba!
Nike pointy shoes, $60Polar brown watch, £77CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane cubic zirconia earrings, $79Buy Zumba Let Go Racerback
Nicki Minaj and OPI To Launch Limited Edition Nail Lacquers: Beauty...
Zumba Fitness: Join the Party (Nintendo Wii) : Target
Zumba Exhilarate™ DVD Experience - Ditch the Workout, Join the Party
Zumba - Ditch the Workout, Join the Party
Zumba - Ditch the Workout, Join the Party


Next up is Tennis.


I started playing tennis my freshman year in high school.  Looking back I don't know if I really wanted to play or I was joining the team to avoid Marching Band. But I loved it immediately.  I remember the first few weeks being completely CLUELESS about the score and rules, but once you learn it, it's not confusing at all. 


Since then I haven't played much, sometimes with my friends Audrey and Dave, but other than that, not much.  I did go all out with the accessories though.  I have the outfit, the correct sneakers, multiple rackets, pink balls, a ball hopper, etc.  And it's all sitting in my garage as we speak. I have considered upping my gym membership to include the tennis options...


Anyways, now for the fun:


Oh, and YES! I do believe the nail polish and the jewelry are important exercising accessories!

What exercise accessories do you love?

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