I was really looking forward to trying a new class at the gym. I wanted to do something early in the morning to go ahead & get it out of the way. The Gold's about 10 minutes away was having a step class. I thought PERFECT! This will totally be in my comfort zone.
Ok, so the class gets started. The class instructor was a young woman named Liz & she was effing adorable. She had on grey leopard print shorts & her energy was awesome, however... I just couldn't get into it.
Dude, I almost left the class about 20 minutes in. My feet had obviously gotten in some sort of argument that morning & they were just NOT working together. I was totally planning my exit strategy when I noticed a very, very pregnant woman across the room who was just killing it & I said to myself "Get your damn head in the game, Hearne".
That little talk still didn't make me any more coordinated, but I stuck with it.(at one point just jogging in place & lifting my arms when everyone else did.. just to keep my heart rate up)
I remembered that last time I went to a Zumba class first thing in the morning- before I really got any coffee or breakfast or wake up time- I was also kind of disheartened when I couldn't get the steps, so maybe I shouldn't do anything that requires a great deal of rythm & mindful coordination until the afternoon.
So, my verdict is: I'm not opposed to trying step again, but it might just not be for me. But, according to My Fitness Pal, an hour of step is over 300 calories burnt & oooooooooo-eeeeeeeeeeeee, I believe it! And today (sing this next part like the Alicia Keys song) "My calves are on fiiiiiiiiiiiire!"
My calves are crazy sore.
After the class- with that morning's weigh in bathing suit pic still in my head- I decided to do a little ab work out that I had pinned:
I did this sequence, also adding in some scissor kicks & a minute long hover plank. That took me about 12 minutes. I think I might ad this sequence onto any arm or leg day work outs I do for the next couple of weeks.
So, after the work out I headed home to make some breakfast & spend a little time with my boys (Dog & Boyfriend). Then it was off for a day of shopping! My sister is getting married & letting her bridesmaids pick their own dresses. While in theory this is very nice of her--- this is kind of hard.
I have been all over the place & just can't seem to find anything. I drove over to the Brodie area hoping to find something at one of the discount stores over there (TJ Maxx, Ross, Plato's Closet & Also there's a David's Bridal right there too)
My sister's qualifications for a dress:
- in the rose pink family for color
- tea-length at the longest
So, I'm sure you're like "That sounds easy. Quit your bitchin'." & I say to you "LIES!" Finally I just said
"Fuck it. I'm wearing fancy date dress".
Done. I am just so done!
Steve & I had been planning to go downtown for an early happy hour all week & I had planned ahead. Something that I'm sure I'll discuss at lengths one day is my drunk tooth. I get the munchies like no ones business when I drink, but I find that if I get all full-uped before it helps considerably. So, I had planned a healthy carby dinner for myself.
Weeeeeeelllllll, that didn't work out. By the time I got home from shopping it was already 4! I had to walk the dog & then get ready to go out!
Man, I love Austin during Happy Hour. There are just some great deals. We went to this really cool bar called Fire House Lounge. It's connected to the town's hostel & is. faaaancy, y'all! It's got a really awesome atmosphere & just some really creative drinks on special during the happy hour. I got a cocktail that was just bourbon, honey & lemon which is pretty low cal & so very delicious. Strong. It was strong & after two of those the munchies had set in something pretty serious.
You just can't not.