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LOVING this dance class!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

So I'm taking a class that's basically Dance Stylings and loving it. It's about 75 percent ballet work, with drills designed to help all out dance genres, and 25 percent jazz/hip-hop stuff that I'm not THAT familiar with but am really enjoying.

It's making my back feel better, my legs stronger, and giving me some "me" time away from a family that's driving me nuts because they're cooped up all day long. I'm tracking the 60-minute class, but I don't think I'm burning quite what Spark thinks I am. I'm probably going to have to add in about 20 minutes of cardio a day if I hope to maintain my weight, but that's okay too. I enjoy that.

So the evening wine has been eliminated, and instead I'm drinking herbal tea and a lot of water. The last thing I want after dancing is wine, so I'm managing those alcohol calories a little better. I'm planning on weighing again on Monday, just to get a base line for where I'm at now. Maybe I will invest in that scale after all...

Still want some kind of tracker, and I have $75 to spend at will. I want to spend that on me, since I usually end up spending it on Little Bear, and he REALLY doesn't need any more clothes or toys, although he wants a truck he can drive around. I keep trying to explain to him you need a license to drive, but he doesn't get it, and then tells me to take him to the toy store. I half expect we'll get him one of those battery-driven cars (if they make them in truck form) if he keeps insisting. He NEVER asks for toys, so when he does, we take it seriously.

Eating healthy and home-made these days! I'm enjoying cooking, and filling the house with the smell of turkey, over and over again!
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GRACEOMALLEY 12/12/2013 6:33PM

    Sounds like fun!

When weather gets chilly, I start making soup. I make it with LOTS of vegetables and spices and I also like to make homemade chile with beans and tomato and garlic. If you don't add in fatty meats or other fats and oils, you can make amazing things that are hot and tasty and healthy and filling and relatively low cal. The fact you can do them in a crock pot doesn't hurt either.

I can understand about Little Bear and his truck fixation. It's a guy thing. One of my nephews was interested in Nothing but trucks and construction equipment like back hoes when he was between 2 and 4. Whenever he saw a truck he liked, he'd make sure to tell you so you'd look at it. Unfortunately he had trouble saying the letter T and it sounded like F. My brother had to tell many people in parking lots at stores that the child was not swearing and was actually calling your attention to a TRUCK . . .
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GETULLY 12/12/2013 4:52PM

    Good for you! "Alone" time is a necessary thing and we women do not schedule enough for ourselves. emoticon emoticon

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WILDKAT781 12/12/2013 4:32PM

    you are doing great my friend....I'm glad you like the class

I highly recommend the Spark Activity Tracker...I love mine!!!

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