I’ve figured out why they created Zumba and cardio dance classes – so that those of us who are too old to go to the club and dance, can just go to the gym and dance.
Last night I went to cardio dance class, which is pretty much the exact same thing as Zumba only it’s 45 minutes long instead of an hour.
Going to get my dance on:
Whenever I go to BodyPump, I like to stay up near the front of the class near the mirror so that I can watch my form. At cardio dance, I hide back in the corner as far away from the mirror as possible.
I am definitely not a dancer, but the class is just so much fun. And luckily, no one cares that I look crazy dancing.
And the instructor is awesome. She’s from Brazil and such a great dancer. And I love that she gives tons of visual cues as what to do next. With the music so loud, it’s kind of hard to hear any audio cues, so the visual cues are perfect.
I don’t think Zumba will be on my normal workout schedule, but it’s nice to go to class every once in a while to change things up.
Today was the first day of middle school and kindergarten for my kids!
I made a special chocolate chip pancake breakfast in the shape of a “J”, topped with whipped cream, of course. Whenever there’s a special occasion, you always get a pancake in the shape of your first intial. That’s just how life works.
I did really good up until Jacob got onto the bus. Then the tears started. It’s so hard seeing your babies grow up. And it’s doubly hard because both my kids are starting new schools this year.
The weirdest part is that I will be alone during the day. I have not been alone in 11 years. It’s a strange feeling. I don’t know what to do. When Jacob started kindergarten, Jaden was born, so I had him at home. Now they’re both in school, and I’m all alone.
After dropping Jaden off at kindergarten, I went to BodyPump all red and swollen eyed. At least BodyPump took my mind off my babies being gone.
After BodyPump, I came home to an empty house and ate breakfast all alone. Welcome to Heather’s Pity Party. Population: 1
In my overnight oats:
- 1 container strawberry Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup Quaker oats
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
In a little bit of good news, I won a $50 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card on Twitter! Thank you, Dunkin’ Donuts! $50 worth of coffee?! Yes, please. And I might have to throw a donut in there. I think I might have to try out their new mocha k-cups.
Tonight, I have a nutrition class for the Biggest Loser and then the 5k prep. The end is getting near! I’m not quite sure what I am going to do once the biggest loser is over. I have been doing a weight loss challenge for almost half a year, and it has kept me so motivated. Hopefully, I can continue to do good on my own.
Well, I’m off to peek out the window every minute until I see Jacob get off the bus.
Questions of the day:
- Is it hard for you to watch your kids go off to school? Did you like going to school when you were young?
- Ever been to Zumba or cardio dance class?
- What’s for breakfast?