Last night I took 2 fitness classes, but only half of each. I was so excited to participate in my favorite Zumba class, but when I arrived, Katie, our usual instructor wasn’t there. Instead, we had a sub. I’ve only taken Zumba classes with Katie, so I was nervous to see how our sub would do, since I really enjoy Katie’s youthful songs and dances.
Our sub was so bad that I bailed 15 minutes into class. The instructor didn’t give any instructions or directions and literally was dancing like an all-star Zumba dancer. Stop. I’m white and have no moves, don’t bring that shit into a Gold’s Gym Zumba class. I tried my best to keep up, but she was dancing in ways that I’ve never thought possible, and at times I just stood there and watched other people flail around.
I could have kept going and gotten a pathetic workout in, but I value my time, and decided to jet out in between songs, and instead, I jumped on the treadmill for an incline interval speed walk workout. How’s that for your daily tongue twister.
After 1.5 miles, I jumped off and went back to the fitness room to take R.I.P.P.E.D. Well guess what, my favorite Zumba sub was also subbing for the weights class. My luck! It’s like Gold’s Gym brought in the scabs so that they didn’t have to pay their best instructors the top doller.
I decided to give her a second chance to redeem herself, and while previous R.I.P.P.E.D classes have kicked my booty, this one wasn’t too hard. Since I had a puppy who had been crated all day, I decided to leave after 30 minutes to take care of her. It was definitely a disappointing workout, but it was better than nothing, and at least I truly confused my body.
Have you ever bailed on a workout because it wasn’t up to par?
This was the first time I’m ever quit a class, and while I hate being a quitter, I knew I’d get a better workout in by leaving. Sometimes you just have to put yourself first!
After class, I took care of Lanie girl and proceeded to make a chocolate peanut butter yogurt bowl. I used too much peanut butter that looking at that picture makes me want to vomit now. I couldn’t even finish it all last night.
My shipment of PB2 and Quest Bars came in last night, so I made sure to top my greek yogurt with the good stuff! I ordered 3 Quest Bars that I’ve never tried before; Lemon Cream Pie, Banana Nut Muffin, and Berry Bliss, so I’m super stoked to try them out!
I’ve been waking up at 5 am this entire week in order to still get my runs in while taking care of the puppy, and oo baby, the extra 30 mintues is really starting to hit me. Usually my alarm goes off at 5:05 and I snooze until 5:35, but this no snoozing thing has it’s pros and cons. The only con being that I loose sleep, of course.
The extra 30 minutes gives me time to wake up, head home, run and shower, and then head back to their house to take care of the little girl before work. Next week I’ll be a free girl, but I’m definitely going to continue with this no snoozing business, since it’ll give me an extra 30 minutes to use for my workouts. I’m thinking 5 instead of 4 miles, and more core work!
And the fact that I get to run in my trusted Flex Experience shoes makes it even more motivating! I returned my attention seeking purple Nike Frees because of blister problems, and returned to the Flex Experience shoe, making it my 3rd pair.
I typically go through several pairs of the same shoe before they get discontinued, so instead of shopping around for a different style, I knew it’d be easier to go with the shoe that gives me the best run.
Best part of the day so far has been my apple slices drenched in a tub of PB2. Scouts honor that this is my favorite meal of the day. I could live off of apple slices and can get drunk off of 2.5 beers. I’m a cheap date. And to the hunks out there, single too. 😉
Also, 10 bonus points to the person who can find me staring you down in the above picture. 🙂