I was wearing a running shoe for Cardio Sculpt, but my feet were killing me! So I stopped wearing them. Now I have a pair of barefoot workout shoes that I wear if I'm in a hotel room (I travel a lot for work), but if I'm at home, I go straight up barefoot. Much happier!
More Latin, Caribbean, ballet, and burlesque! Those were my favorite, go-to classes at 24-hour Fitness before they replaced everything with Zumba. Please, no Zumba. That's everywhere. The dance workouts on DB are fun and unique!
Agreed! I love karate and Justin's teaching style. :) I sort of hate kickboxing, which you get in Cardio Sculpt (boxer shuffles can suck it). But I adore the focused, disciplined karate we were doing with Justin in TB. More please!
That's a great commitment to make to yourself, ErinP123 -- go you! And thanks for sharing, AltGirlTX! I recently had to start with True Beginner to help re strengthen my IT band after a hamstring injury. Love hearing what people are doing beyond that!
Plateauing is the worst--we're all with you and know you can keep going! Maybe switch up Cardio Sculpt with some of the Core workouts, or change up the time of day you're working out, just to give your metabolism a jolt and shake up the primary group of muscles you're working. Additionally, try taking your measurements today and use those to track your progress going forward instead of the scale. Do your clothes fit better than when you started? I bet they do! That's progress! If the scale reads a higher number, but your clothes fit better and you feel great, then your body is converting fat to muscle. A pound of muscle takes up less space than a pound of fat, so the scale may be moving up while your waistline shrinks. It's all good!
Good luck!! We're here for you!
Make sure you rinse the quinoa well though! It contains a naturally occurring chemical that people can develop an extreme intolerance to... after only a single instance of it being improperly prepared. I used to love quinoa and now I can't eat it due to the severe pain it causes me. (A Zantac and Benadryl combo is the only thing that helps.) I don't want anyone else to lose out on eating quinoa because of a simple lack of rinsing. It really is an amazing breakfast food!