You may remember a couple night ago, I attempted the new “Snobby Joes” recipe I found from the fabulous Fitnessista. Well, can I just tell you that they are 100 times better the second time around! The flavors were unbelievably tasty, and the lentils even seemed to soften up a bit, which I was super happy about.
“Ain’t no knockin’ ‘Snobby Seconds'” with these babies.
Also had some of the Best.Chips.EVER. – Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato chips.
Also making an appearance, my other lover, Chobani.
All rounded out with a little dessert to finish off the meal.
It’s ok to have 5 of these in one sitting, right? Oh, no? Darn…
Ok, so as I mentioned earlier, this morning was my first Zumba experience.
Well, to be honest, I think the people in the picture look like they’re having more fun than I did…
I don’t know, but I was actually kind of disappointed with my first Zumba experience. I mean, the instructor was pretty upbeat and nice, but she kept going around and almost, dare I say, grinding, with the other class members!?! Excuse me, but I’m here to dance in my own personal bubble, thank you.
A lot of the time, there really didn’t seem to be much of a “routine” so to say – occasionally the instructor would get a beat going, and we’d all finally be able to catch on. But other than that, it almost seemed like 70% of it was just a free-for-all dance party? And on top of that, I barely broke a sweat?
Is that normal?
Maybe I was going about it all wrong — I mean, I feel like anyone I’ve talked to before said they left dripping with sweat and loving it. But I know I tried to put 100% into the entire class…despite watching the clock consistently for the last half hour…
I’m a girl who likes some structure in my group exercise workouts. Tell me what to do, where to step, how high to lift, when to crunch – whatever it is, I want direction. Thank you, BodyPump for that.
So despite the less-than-fabulous experience with Zumba, I’m still glad that I tried it. Will I be back? I don’t know, maybe. I guess I’d be willing to give it a go again, maybe with a different instructor and a gym buddy so I can compare instructors and have someone to laugh with?
In order to try to get a little more out of today’s workout, I hopped on the StairMaster for 20 minutes after class, which had my breaking a sweat in no time.
Question for the Afternoon:
Have you ever had a workout experience turn out to be less than what you expected?