So you all know how much I love my weekly Zumba classes, but what you might not know is that I also love a good 90s dance anthem! The local ‘disco’ played all the best 80s and 90s songs during the late 00s (when I was actually ‘clubbing’) and it was soooo cheesy, but so much fun to let loose at the weekend.
Fast forward a few years and a very cute toddler later, I don’t make it to the “After Dark” much anymore, so imagine my delight when Clubbercise came to town!
Clubbercise® – simple, fun dance fitness routines using glow sticks to club anthems from 90′s classics to the latest chart hits taught in a darkened room with disco lights.
After just one introductory session, I knew I was hooked! The routines were really easy to follow and built in intensity so you could get to know the moves before going all out!
There were some classic 90s tunes and some current hits, and it was a good mix of basic aerobics (like grapevines) with some more choreographed moves – so it was perfect for all abilities.
I think that doing it in the dark (wink wink) let people be a little less nervous about the first class, which really helped to get everyone’s heart rates up, and the glow sticks were just so much fun!
You can find classes on the website, and I couldn’t recommend it enough!
Not much has happened this week, so I thought I would share some eats of the week, as I’ve actually remembered to take some pictures!
You’ll notice that the predominant image is Gin! I enjoyed a glass of Boodles gin with some FeverTree Sicillian Lemonade and Low-Calorie tonic water, yum!
I made turkey fajitas this week which for me included turkey, shredded carrot and iceberg lettuce, charred sweetcorn and cheddar cheese, topped off with sriracha sauce and hot hot hot sweet chilli sauce.
Last Sunday I had pea and pancetta pasta from Tesco’s Finest Range, served with some gnocci, sugar snappeas and pesto. YUM!
I also had a bit of a selection last Friday of pulled pork nachos with roasted gnocci and sugar snap peas, another delicious meal.
I’m still at 161lb this week which I’m absolutely fine with as I’m feeling hella’ bloated and haven’t made as many healthy decision this week as I should have. I am still off the chocolate though (4 weeks and counting)!!
Working hard for something can lead to disappointment if we don’t see results quickly, so it is motivational when we start to see the fruit of our labours showing, whether that’s a smaller number on the scale, dropping a dress size or getting a new personal best in fitness.
This week I’ve been sticking to my training plan for the 10km, running 3 x this week with some Zumba and strength training thrown in for good measure. I’ve also been following the 80/20 rule of eating, filling myself with whole foods that will nourish my body and indulging in the odd treat. I’m feeling stronger than I have in a while and more confident every day. And whilst it’s not the be end and all end, I’ve pushed past a weight loss plateau and hit 158lb this morning.
I’d never advocate dieting or working out for other people, you have to be doing it for yourself, but I can’t deny that it feels good when someone notices that you’ve lost weight (but being a complicated woman, I also don’t think it’s right that people comment on your weight at all). However, the comment did come from a couple of friends who are also getting into running and trying to eat healthier, so I didn’t mind too much:-)
I’m feeling super dedicated at the moment, and even managed a good workout last night when I would have rather enjoyed a few minutes of P&Q (the baby was in bed and the husband was at the football) binge watching Madame Secretary (how good???) , but I picked up those kettlebells instead! And followed it with a fuji apple covered with crunchy PB and a spoonfull of fluff!
It’s Wednesday and I have worked out 3/3 days so far this week, BOOM!
This weekend I decided that I really needed to get back into regular exercise after taking a few weeks off with a poorly ankle. I mean come on, an bad ankle does not mean that I can’t do any exercise, I’ve just been using it as an excuse to be lazy.
So Monday lunchtime I went for a run and did about 4.5km and then yesterday I did a circuit of the gym concentrating on abs.arms, plus a fast km (5min 11sec).
We then went for a nice family walk around Embasy reservoir.
Today I went for a gentle walk along the canal in my lunch hour as I didn’t have time for a shower so didn’t want to get too sweaty, and look at the ducklings I saw!