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Zumba Queen

27 Jul

I went to zumba tonight and had a fabulous time! I’ve only tried zumba once before but that was when I went to the Y and they offered it for free. I met up with one of my friends for a Queen City Dancing Queen zumba class after work. They have a pretty sweet deal, if you go online and print out their coupon you can either get a class for free or 5 classes for $25. Originally I was going to do the free class but after we finished, I knew I would be going back again! I am not coordinated by any means whatsoever so rockin, pumpin and dancing are a bit hard for me but I moved the best I could and had a great time.I was either laughing and enjoying myself or cursing the instructor because she had an awesome routine with uplifting music.

Pre-zumba calorie fuel

And with a calorie burn like this—I’d be a fool NOT to go back. I’ve been looking for a calorie burn like this since I stopped running. I love working out with my kettlebell and while that gives me a good calorie bun, I really need to mix it up with more cardio.

I was famished and a sweaty mess by the time I got home. I can’t believe I made it to 8P without dinner but on my quest to get back to better eating after the last two weeks of pigging out, it was time to get cooking!

Lovely feedbag of quinoa courtesy of Costco….if you have any quinoa recipes or ideas-please let a girl know 🙂

I love the color of this sweet pepper!

Cooked up some mushrooms, zucchini and pepper on the stove top with extra virgin olive oil with pepper, chili powder and mustard seed. Random? Yes. Good? Hell yes. I love garlic but ned to start using the other spices in my kitchen.

I also cooked up some chicken in Heinz 57 sauce and voila–a healthy, balanced meal (AKA a nice change of pace from the crap going in my body lately)

Lunch was also healthy–a BIG salad with romaine, tomato, mushrooms, onion, cucumber, Laughing Cow French Onion, tuna salad mixed with dijon and mayo with honey mustard

Now I am just realizing this is a backwards post. Maybe because I think it’s Monday instead of Tuesday and am off just a tad. I can’t wait to start meal planning again and get back into my normal regime of eating right and exercising.

Have any fun, healthy meals you’ve tried recently?

 I need some recipes (you know since the tons of magazines, cookbooks, etc. aren’t enough!)