Ms Crooked Halo

{September 4, 2013}   Weekly Wednesday Workout Wrapup

The Wrap-up

Usually I post on Facebook whenever I complete a workout but I think that posting a weekly wrap-up will make me more to actually workout.

Especially as I have been slacking since last Monday when I did my morning and evening Zumba and that’s it.

For 9 days.

Unless back-to-school shopping counts (and in my mind, it totally does!).

To start this party off right, I am happy to report that I have completed my morning Zumba class and I have nothing but high expectations that I will be going to my evening Zumba class tonight.

I picked up the September YMCA group exercise schedule and I was excited to know that they added Zumba to Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Friday evenings and Step class on Mondays.

The Exercise Plan

So, my current workout schedule tentatively looks as follows:


  • 9:30 Zumba
  • 5:00 Yoga
  • 6:30 Zumba


  • 9:30 Pilates
  • 5:30 Zumba
  • 6:45 Step


  • 9:30 Zumba
  • 5:30 Yoga
  • 6:30 Zumba


  • 9:30 Pilates
  • 4:00 Belly Dance
  • 5:30 Zumba
  • 7:00 Yoga


  • 8:30 Zumba
  • 5:30 Zumba


  • Y Boot Camp (9/14 & 9/28)


  • Actitrax

Quite an aggressive schedule but it is fair to note that the Pilates and Yoga have been on my radar for months and I have yet to go to even one class. I was suppose to start the Y Boot Camp on that but that’s a big nope on that as well.

That’s why I say that the schedule in “tentative”.

The Nutrition Plan

I ate a lot of junk during the last week. I mean, a lot. So much, in fact, that I am back up to 167 lbs where I was down to 163. I put on 4 lbs in just 9 days. Boo!

This months nutrition plan is to take processed sugar snacky foods out of my diet. No more pop tarts. Or nutrigrain bars. Or even cereal. No cookies. ~cries~

My cheat rule is that I can eat it if it is given to me by someone else  (It would be rude to decline, right!).

So, ~sigh~, if I want a snack, I have to eat fresh fruit, vegetables, or yogurt. I guess that it is a good thing that I like fresh fruit, vegetables, and yogurt, huh.

So, what do you think?

Too much?

Not enough?

Do you have a plan or routine of your own to follow?

~Queen Katrina

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{June 24, 2013}   Its almost fun at the YMCA

I am finally tackling my 2013 New Years Resolution to get into better shape.

English: YMCA logo (international and USA)

English: YMCA logo (international and USA) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Frankly, I am out of excuses being as the just opened a YMCA down the street from my house.

It opened the last week of May and I have been going faithfully to workout.

Ok, almost faithfully.

So, this is how my thought processes have gone over the past few weeks.

Prepared to be amazed!


Started out just sitting on the bike for an hour, cruising and watching some tv.

It was like being at home but with cable.

Then I added some strength machine in there.

Mostly the ab machine being as that is my problem area.

Oh, but wait! What’s that I am seeing.

Are my arms starting the jiggle.

Oh, no, can’t have that.

Let’s throw in some arm exercises.

Hm, my legs are in pretty good shape but I’ll try out the leg presses.

Ok, so my legs are not in as good a shape as I think.

And yeah, now I remember that I wanted to work on my booty.

Lets go gluts!!

What’s that, my friend?

Zumba sounds like fun.

Ok, let’s Zumba!

Zumba demo

Zumba demo (Photo credit: ah zut)

Ooo, what’s this FitQuest and ActivTrax thingy that everyone else has?

Is that better than just randomly going from machine to machine?

It is…

Well, sign me up!

Hm, what kind of body do I want?

What is my ultimate goal?

Well, if I can’t have a big booty and big ol’ boobies then I’ll shoot for toned and muscled.

Gorgeous abs.

Muscular arms.

High, firm booty and boobies.

Somewhere in between skinny chick and body builder would be just fine.

Not this body.

Vegetarian Bodybuilder Andreas Cahling Photo! ...

Vegetarian Bodybuilder Andreas Cahling Photo! – Vegan Times Healthy Food Recipes – No Paleo Malnutrition No Crossfit Failure No Meat Cancer Baby Risk (Photo credit: vegetarians-dominate-meat-eaters-01)

This body!

Muscle Beach Swimsuits July 4th

Muscle Beach Swimsuits July 4th (Photo credit: planetc1)

But my overall goal is to go into my 40s (July 11, 2014) with a better body than even the one that I had in my 20s.
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{January 12, 2013}   Coats for Kids (Families)

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January 12, 2012

 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hampton YMCA
1322 LaSalle Avenue
Hampton, VA 23669

Newport News Family YMCA
7827 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23607

YWCA Virginia Peninsula
2702 Orcutt Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607

YMCA South Hampton Roads
YMCA Community Services
Park Place
509 W. 35th Street
Norfolk, VA 23508

Greenbrier North YMCA Wellness & Racquetball Center
2100 Old Greenbrier Rd.
Chesapeake 23320

Indian River Family YMCA
5660 Indian River Rd
Virginia Beach 23464

Tidewater Bible Way Temple
510 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Marie Johnson

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