Before I get into the nitty gritty of my lunchtime post, I have to say thank you for your kind and supportive comments on my morning post. There’s some great discussion going on in the comments section of the post about how we all feel pressure to eat a certain way from time to time, whether we blog or not. Loved all of your thoughts!
Today’s workout took me to the gym with my mama!
(In case you were wondering, my mom is a nurse and worked full-time until she was diagnosed with breast cancer and lymphedema. She is now essentially “retired,” thought not really by choice, and makes it a point to try do low-impact exercise classes regularly.)
My mom is an avid Jazzercise and Zumba-goer and always invites me and my sister to join her. This morning the two of us went to Zumba together. When we arrived my mom warned me about the instructor, saying people really struggle to follow her lead in the class.
I’ve been to a handful of Zumba classes and while I’m not coordinated in the least, I’ve never struggled too much to mimic the movements of the instructor.
The teacher was practically freestyle dancing. At first I concentrated really hard and tried my best to follow her random movements, but once it became apparent that she never seemed to repeat moves, I knew I was way out of my element.
Toward the end of the class, I looked around the room and everyone had a dumbfounded look on their face. The only indication that we were all even attempting to do the same movements was the fact that we somehow managed to go right when the instructor went right, and left when she danced left.
It was a mess!
I was actually a bit frustrated at the end because I didn’t get the workout I came for. I tried so hard to follow the random movements that I couldn’t really get into them or do them full out. I felt like I essentially walked in place the whole class.
My mom and I laughed it off in the end, and spent 25 minutes after class at the gym doing our own respective workouts (10 minute run + 15 minutes on the elliptical for me).
On our way home from Zumba, we swung by The Fresh Market to nab some goodies to include in the peanut butter granola packages for the two winners of The Great Fundraising Act auction.
We purchased some tea, hazelnut and almond butter, chocolate and yogurt-covered pretzels and Larabars and packaged everything up when we arrived home.
I hope they like the goodies!
Lunch today was delicious!
I used chicken from a leftover rotisserie chicken I found in the fridge to assemble a sandwich and served it with blueberries, a cup of honey Greek yogurt and some chocolate-covered pretzels.
Sadie was quite a fan of the scraps of chicken I threw her way.
And now it’s time to hunker down and do some research! Fun!