Hey all! I had another checkup this morning, and I only lost 4.5lbs since January 20th. I say “only” because I’m used to losing as much as 2lbs more than that; however, I know I’ve been slipping up lately, so I wasn’t that surprised I didn’t do as well. I’m just happy I pulled out as much as I did.
13 by 26
I turn 26 in 3.5 weeks (February 28th – mark your calendars! I want everyone dancing in the streets!!), and I’m going to try my damnedest to get below 200 by then. I’ve got just under 13lbs to go, which translates to ~4lbs per week. Can I do it? God I hope so. There’s no prize if I do or consequence if I don’t, but it’s a neat small-term goal that I can keep my eye on. I’ve never really had a goal like that, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to keep up with it since I’ve got actual numbers to work with. I’ll keep ya posted.
Tonight I went to my first-ever ZUMBA class! Rachel and I looked in on it last Wednesday when I went back to the gym, and it didn’t look too bad from the outside. Little did I know how hard it would be…. There were maybe 40-50 people there (I’m terrible at estimating numbers, though, so don’t listen to anything I say), and it started at 5:45pm. By 6:15, the windows and mirror were completely fogged and the floor was slick. That many hot bodies in the room really does a number on the nonporous surfaces. The class is comprised of a lot of dance-type moves that are Latin in origin (salsa, merengue, and cha-cha steps a-plenty) and that make you move your hips. As a general rule, I don’t dance unless it’s choreographed because my hips don’t know what to do with themselves. I have a feeling that if I keep taking Zumba classes, my hips will be liberated from their nerdy white prison, a.k.a. my lower half, and I might actually find some rhythm. (Rachel did give me what I consider to be a friggin’ awesome compliment; she said “I can tell you used to dance,” because some of my tap and jazz moves came back with my fancy Zumba footwork )
I sweat an embarrassingly large amount when I work out hard, and I felt like I was going to pass out a few times, but other than that, I had a blast! A couple more classes, and I’ll have the moves down pat! I’ll definitely be going back next week! Oh, and when I got home and changed, I split a Magic Hat Circus Boy Hefeweizen with Mom, and it was the best beer I’ve ever had in the entire world forever and ever amen. Burning a kajillion calories probably had 70% to do with that, but it is a pretty good beer all on its own, too.
Tonight for dinner, we tried a new recipe we found in Good Housekeeping, salmon with a dill, horseradish, and panko crust with a baby spinach and cucumber salad (recipe can be found here). I’m sometimes weird about fish, but I can say with 100% confidence that this is the best fish I’ve ever had. I was worried either the dill or the horseradish would be overpowering, but they balanced each other PERFECTLY. It was AMAZING!!
I made steamed zucchini on the side. No big whoop here. Let’s see that fish again, shall we?
Wow! I’ll probably make this again in a few days.
The Society Series
So I hope everyone’s got their thinking caps on about today’s earlier post. I’m sure you guys have some neat ideas to throw around with everyone about how your healthy lifestyle fits into your little corner of society. I’m still working on my first entry and will try to post it tomorrow night! I’ve titled it “The Double Standard of Dating”
And now I'm going to go PTFO. I'm going to sleep soooo well tonight after my hour of bustin' a move and bustin' my ass!