I am sharing this song because it is stuck in my head and the video is pretty cute! I remember being a teenage girl wondering “Where do the good boys go to hideaway?!?!” Mine came and found me 🙂
Before I ever discovered Mixxedfit or put any effort into Strength Training there was ZUMBA!!! Zumba will ALWAYS have such a special place in my heart. I remember when my mom brought me to my first class back in 2010. I was self-conscious from being overweight and I used to be convinced that I had two left feet, but Zumba made me feel vibrant and alive and more like a dancer than ever before!
I woke up this morning and knew that I wanted to make it to 8 am ZUMBA!!! It was a 90 Minute class! I had such a wonderful time and it was even better than last week because we had more people and that adds so much joy and energy to the room. I also love our Saturday morning instructor, Jackie! She is so enthusiastic and easy to follow!!! I had such a grand time! Jackie said that on Saturday mornings the Zumba people like to go rollerskating and she asked me if I like rollerskating. I think that is SUPER cute that they have their own little community even off the dancefloor. Maybe one of these days I will go rollerskating!
Last night I made these lofty plans… I was going to go to 8 am Zumba then I had planned a strength training workout to do either between or after 10:30 am Mixxedfit. After Zumba I had every intention of returning for Mixxedfit. In fact I did. I got a smoothie then I sat in the parking lot for over 25 minutes waiting to head in, but I felt so tired so I decided to listen to my body and skip Mixxedfit for today. A bunch of people at work have been sick, plus I am around highschoolers all day so I think taking it kind of easy is okay. I have to make it through June so I might as well pace myself, right?
I do have to say that I love my new workout shoes!!! One thing that I have noticed with dance classes is that good supportive shoes are essential! Almost every class I notice some discomfort with my feet whether it is sore feet or sometimes my toes get a little numb. I have been on the lookout for another good dancing shoe. I used to just wear my running shoes everywhere because they were so comfortable, but then I learned that that made them wear out super fast and good running shoes are Not cheap. Also, running shoes do not work very well for dancing because they usually have a waffle-like pattern that makes lateral motion tricky. Last week the mall totally let me down. I checked Macy’s, Champs, JCPenney’s, Designer Shoe Wearhouse, and Famous Footwear, but they did not have anything close to what I am looking for.
I stopped by Sports Authority after work one day and tried on a pair of Nike Lunarglide shoes that were absolutely heavenly, but cost a hefty $125. I was super close to buying them especially since I have a gift card that I can apply, but I asked one of they sales associates if she could recommend a shoe and she suggested the Nike Metcons. They just happened to have a pair from last season that was marked down to $90. She said that it is a good cross-fit shoe and operates great with lateral motion.
I tried them on and was impressed with how comfortable they were, but was a little skeptical about the color and the fact that the ankle does not come up very high. I decided to buy them and give them a try! I have worn my new shoes the past three workouts and they are Great! I haven’t noticed any of the foot pain that I usually do and I can move swiftly so I think I made a good choice! If you are looking for a good dance or Cross-fit shoe check out Nike Metcon 2.
After my workout and instead of doing Mixxedfit I decided to head downtown to get a Vietnamese sandwich. According to Yelp they were supposed to open at 11 am so I parked and walked there, but it looks like they changed their hours to open at noon. So I tried to stick around and kill time. I went for a walk then went in to a Blue Goodwill Boutique which has more designer 2nd hand wear. Sometimes they have cute stuff, but they are a little bit on the pricey side. I found some cute clothes and when I tried them on I was surprised that most of them were too big! Maybe my workouts are paying off afterall!!! I was surprised by the selections that I ended up choosing. I found a coral colored sleeveless shirt from Banana Republic and a cute white and navy blue Tie-Dye skirt by I.N.C. I also found a really cute shell necklace that I was excited about, but just a minute ago when I took it out of the bag; it was broken :(. It looks like they used some cheap plastic wire to make it. I called the store to find out if I could exchange it and they said to bring it in, but then I remembered that I like to make jewelry and I can use it to make something beautiful and customized!
I am noticing a coral color scheme on today’s post! Do you see it? My new shirt and New shoes!!! On my way back to the car I ordered a tea latte called “Banshee” from a punk-rock- themed coffee shop called Burial Grounds. This creation has Assam (black tea), raspberry, irish cream, and I ordered it with hemp milk. I like it. It is not overpoweringly sweet and has a nice blend of flavors. Also, I don’t feel like I am going to fall asleep anymore. I tried calling the Vietnamese deli, but nobody answered so I gave up and ordered a meatball sandwich from Casa Mia and headed home.
I ate lunch and watched an episode of “Parenthood” on Netflix. Have you seen that shoe before? It is a perfect combination of comedy, family, and romance rolled into one. Check it out if your looking for a lighthearted series.
After I write this post, I am going to turn on some music and clean the house. It is definitely overdue. I also need to start decluttering and thinking about moving my stuff to the middle room. I am going to miss our Master Bedroom Suite (especially the bathroom), but I know it will be in good hands and we will be back someday. Until then I will use this mini move as a chance to declutter, purge, organize and hit the re-set button! I will keep you posted!
Today’s Word of the Day is:
- place or source of origin: The provenance of the ancient manuscript has never been determined.
How did you start your weekend? Did you go for a run or take a Zumba class? Or maybe you decided to sleep in (one of my favorites). Are you sticking around or going for a trip? I would love to hear all about your adventures! Wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, Enjoy it and remember to Be JOYFUL!!!
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,