My 3 Monsters: Just Dance Just Sweat Drean Team Update

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9.15.2012

Just Dance Just Sweat Drean Team Update

Thank you to Ubisoft for picking me to be a member of the Just Sweat Dream Team and sponsoring this fitness series. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own. 

Hi guys!! We're back again with a video diary about our Just Dance experienced this month.  First, just watch this painfully bad video:



Gah! I hate those videos.  Do they intentionally freeze frame at the most unattractive point for the preview image on those things?!  Whatever.  As I said {so eloquently}in the video, this past month has been a struggle with staying motivated and staying on the right path EVEN WHEN you are not losing the weight.  That's not entirely true -- I've lost two more pounds this month.  It's progress.  Painfully, painfully SLOW progress.  Honestly, it's hard.  We're living in a society of instant gratification -- fast food, high speed internet, cell phones -- we want everything RIGHT NOW.  I feel like I should weigh less every single time I step on the scale.  That hasn't been the case, obviously, but I'm pleased that the weight I have lost is staying off.  I don't really have as much fluctuation in my weight as I used to, AND I'm not gaining for the first time in the past few years.  That's something . . .

We've really had to learn to measure success by a different standard and be happy with that.  For me, and maybe for lots of people, entering into a new pattern of healthy eating {I hate the word diet} or working out is done for the sole purpose of losing weight.  I fixate on that number on the scale and lower numbers = success.  I've found through this Just Dance Just Sweat Dream Team process that when I focus ONLY on my weight, I tend to miss the other really great things that are happening as a result.  I have so much more energy all day long and I am sleeping like a baby at night.  It's been years since I've consistently gotten a good night's sleep.  That's something . . . We can both work out longer and more intensely than we could two months ago.  That's something . . . I don't crave fast food, like at all.  We've done drive-thru dinners a couple of times, but it's been because we were super busy those days, not because I just really wanted it. That's also something . . . My jeans are too big for me now.  That's a BIG something. 

So, there has been progress and success.  We love using Just Dance as a part of our fitness routine.  Dancing is so much more fun than running for me so I look forward to doing it.  Anyway, that's it for another month.  We'll be back in October with our final results!  See what the other team members are up to here.

3 comments:

  1. Sounds like a success, even if you're losing weight slowlier than you hoped. But feeling fitter, eating healthier and sleeping better is already great. Keep going! You can be proud of yourselves!!!
    Jule from inside9B

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  3. Catching up! Been away for awhile. I can't really pay attention to what you're saying because it's so fun to see your little mug and listen to you talk. Makes me miss you. That said, I want to see some actual dance pics (videos)!

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