Got To Get Back On Track

I’ve been off the track, wagon, course, or however you want to put it. I’ve been working out 6 times a week but eating like garbage and being a near slug when I’m not working out.
So, I need to get my butt back in gear. I’ve pretty much undone any of the progress I had achieved.
The husband leaves on Sunday to head back overseas and I’ll be kicking my ass into gear. I’m going to go back to making a monthly workout colander and weekly menus. I do a lot better with staying on track when I plan ahead and well it’s time to get back to that.

New Zumba Instructor

I went to the Saturday morning Zumba class. The regular instructors were there plus a new one that I hadn’t seen before. The 3 of them took turns leading the class through songs.
This new instructor was awesome. We did some jive moves, Latin, swing, and some Bollywood. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the class. It was cool to get different styles all throughout the class. I’m hoping that they continue this type of teaching on Saturdays. It definitely makes getting up early on a Saturday morning.
Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend.


I took in my Zumba class this morning and after headed over to the MAC store.
I love going to MAC because well they will teach you how to do your make-up. I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to my make-up and when I do it am looking for a pretty natural look. Every once in a while I’ll glam it up for an event. But, most days it’s the natural look for this girl.
I used to not be a foundation girl, but alas I’ve gotten older and now need it. My skin needs to be evened out. Of course once you put foundation on you’ve created an even skin tone, so even that you don’t even look natural anymore.
So, now I need to do some highlighting, contouring, and blush. All things that I have no clue really how to do, or what colors to use on my face. And, well this is when the magic of the MAC store comes in. They will find the right colors for you, and not only that but teach you how to do it.
I loved the look that the make-up artist created for me today. It was super easy to do, and looked completely natural. 2 requirements for me. So it was a win-win. I now know what and where to highlight and what I need to do for contouring. Also I learned how to apply blush. I’ve been a bit skeptical of blush, because let’s face it you can look like a clown real easy with the wrong application of blush. I’m excited to try all that I learned out.
I’m pretty sure I’ll be heading back to learn the art of the smokey eye. I love the look but I’m not very good at doing it, so I’ll need a lesson soon.
So yeah this blog is a little off my normal topics, but hey when I look good I feel good so this is all part of it.

Canceling It Out

I went to yoga class today, and after class I promptly came home and baked a batch of brownies.
I just pulled them out of the oven and I must say the house smells delicious and the pan of brownies is calling my name.
And, I’ll be eating a nice gooey brownie here shortly, and negating all of the calories I burned. But, I worked out and burnt calories so I can eat the brownie and not feel too guilty about it. The calories burned cancel out the calories I’ll be consuming in my brownie.
And, well every once in a while a girl needs a brownie.

Double Down

I just had an amazing night of working out.
I started out my 2 hour workout session with an hour of Zumba. I had a blast it was a small class today, only 4 of us. But, it was a lot of fun. We did some new songs today which is always fun, and we worked our legs quite a bit.
Priscilla the instructor is a lot of fun, and we have a lot of laughs. I enjoy working with her. I attend classes with her Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and every time I attend I have a lot of fun. I go to Zumba every other Saturday, which is taught by a different woman. Which is cool because I get a different perspective on the whole workout. And, sometimes Priscilla drops by to add some flair to the class as well.
After Zumba, I followed up with an hour of yoga. It was a great workout. We did a lot of hip opening poses which I needed, twists, which again felt great, and ab work, which killed me. I was working hard on those poses that’s for sure.
It was a great workout and I’m feeling great.

That Kicked My Ass

This afternoon’s yoga class kicked my ass.
It was a serious workout today. My legs are still burning. About 10 minutes into the hour I was sweating, really focusing on breathing, and wishing for time to go faster. It was a great workout. I left feeling exhausted and starving. In my book that means a good workout.
Can’t wait to see what Tiffany is going to be hammering us with tomorrow.

No Class

Being that today is Columbus Day all fitness classes were not held today. Which, has me wondering what to do with myself.
I had appointments today so that did eat up a good portion of my day. I had a partial cleaning at the dentist, which is starting to tick me off. I will have gone 3 different times in 3 weeks. Seriously! They are thorough but I don’t have time to come see you several times. Let’s just do it all at once. I mean I hate the dentist anyway and you’re really making me like you even less with all of this coming back in. After, the dentist I headed to the eye doctor, and didn’t make out too badly there. They put me on prescription eye drops for my allergy issues. Also, I had to get a new pair of glasses and unfortunately our insurance doesn’t cover glasses or contacts. So yeah that was a bit more than I wanted to spend when I walked in. But, hopefully the eyes won’t change much and I won’t have to get a new pair of glasses for a while.
Once I came home I started all of the housework that I was just to lazy to do yesterday. The house has been cleaned, vacuumed, and mopped. Laundry is going, I changed the bedroom bedding over to the fall look, and I started the repair on the kitchen floor that the dogs decided to destroy.
So, I found some stuff to occupy myself today without my classes but I can’t wait for tomorrow afternoon’s yoga class.