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#31WriteNow Zumba and Half Marathon Surprises

Hi Guys! So, I went to Zumba yesterday, and it was AWESOME! Shout out to Eddie, Jamie, and the entire team at Energ-E Fitness & Dance LLC. It was a great time as usual, I’m sore this morning, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m down another pound too! I’m not gonna lie, though, Zumba is not a game. I was a tad skeptical when my girls first suggested I attend a class. My spin instructor would always belittle Zumba while we were spinning.

You guys are gonna sweat in here, what do you think this is, Zumba?

After going to a class, I’m clear that my spin instructor has never been to a Zumba class. EVER.


Anyway, one of my favorite vloggers from YouTube, What Dawn Did In Heels , suggested Zumba as well, so I decided to give it a try. I will never doubt the efficiency of Zumba ever again. Before I fell off the wagon, so to speak, between Zumba and diet, I lost a dress size in about a month, basically only going once a week.

On another note, as you all should know by now, I’m also in the midst of my half-marathon training. I was in the middle of discussing the half with some friends who ran it last year and I heard something that chilled me to my very core…

The race course isn’t flat


What do you mean “the race course isn’t flat”? Okay, that’s cool, ING…that’s cool. I guess I’ll be running hills on my cross-training days. *side eye*

I’ll keep you all posted on my updates, and here’s my current photo:

Happy Training!




The NEW Freshman 15, Round II

Any of you who are following this blog know that I have an upcoming trip to Miami. That being said, I mentioned what a great time I had during the holiday season, so great, in fact, that I gained some holiday weight. Weight, my friends, that will not be counting as my carry on when I fly to Miami this spring. Well, I buckled down and started my diet and exercise regimen at last post, and so far, so good.

Between diet, spin class, running and yoga, I’m down 10 lbs, and one dress size, so I’m pretty excited about my results. The only issue I have is weekends. More specifically, I like my adult beverages, but I decided to cut them out during the week, and only indulge on weekends. But only indulging on weekends is sort of difficult when you have the type of job I do. (Now before you guys start getting all strange on me, I’m a writer, which sometimes requires many,many trips to the bar….but I digress) So, I say all of that to say, I’m willing to bet that last little bit of weight will be hard to shake because I enjoy my adult beverages on the weekends. But seeing how I only have 9 weeks left, I should probably cut it out…Right?

I’m not sure if I mentioned this in my last post, but I’ll post before and after pics once I’m done and I’ll also post before and after measurements. Hopefully, I won’t regret this……….


Update: Β I got my BMI checked while I was at the gym today, and it’s down to 22.5 from 25.5. Β It’s the little things.

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