Oh how the weekends go by too fast. It always seems like I should have one more day to relax. Mr. J and I celebrated Valentine's Day on Saturday night at Bobby Flay's Bar Americain restaurant. It was so good. More on that to come tomorrow.
I also got a gift certificate for a 30 day pass to a local gym to try out 15 of their group classes. Saturday I checked out Zumba for the first time. It was so much fun. I was impressed by the wide range people in the class. There were young and old, dancers and not. I will say that the old gentleman that took up next to me was a bit of a distraction (he had tight pants and not much rhythm) as I was trying to follow along but I am glad he was doing it. I don't have much rhythm either. I can pick up on the steps pretty quickly but I still feel ridiculous. It is suppose to be Latin dance and it was for the most part but there was also some Hip Hop. I learned I am definitely white. I am so impressed with people who can go out and bust a move on the dance floor.
Sunday I did body pump. I do not lift weights on a regular basis and my arms are fairly weak. I was a bit worried I would hurt myself so I did very low weights. This class was a blast too. Each song was a different set of muscles. Before I knew it an hour had gone by and my whole body got a weight session. I have 13 more classes to go and I know I am going to be super sad when it is all said and done. My predicament with actually buying a pass is the gym is a bit out of the way and I travel so much for work it isn't really worth the investment.
This is what I was up to this week:
I also played around with kale. Am I the only one fascinated by the fact that you can start with a bunch like this...
And have it shrink down to a dish like this...
It always amazes me.
What do you like to use kale for?
Have you ever tried out Zumba?