I’ve actually been getting a bit better about working out since totally blowing it off this weekend. On Monday, I got up at 6:30 and did 30 minutes on the Gazelle trainer before work. But… as I was leaving the gym, I saw a sign that there was a new Zumba class on Monday nights. Sold! The only trick was, it was an hour long class (7:30pm-8:30pm) and I had plans to meet a friend for drinks at 9pm. I decided to go for it.
I dashed home from work for the class, and got home with twenty minutes to spare. I didn’t really want to wolf down dinner before jumping around, so I defrosted a turkey sausage and popped it in the fridge, then sliced open a bun and put it in the toaster – all I’d have to do was turn the toaster on, toss the sausage on the grill, then chow down. (And I had a big salad for lunch, in case you’re wondering where the veggies were – not my usual dinner, but it would work). I also laid all my clothes out on the bed, and lined my shoes up by the door. I was set!
After throwing on some sweats and heading downstairs, I had a total blast at the class – Zumba is so much fun! The only time I had ever done it before was after my Arizona marathon, when they had it at the finish festival, but that was a bit abbreviated since it was about 15 minutes after running a new PR in the marathon 🙂 I loved it though, both then and now! You all know that I grew up dancing, so it was great to get that in a workout. My gym usually has pretty bad classes, so I was psyched that they finally had one I liked, and there were only 4 of us in the class! I’ll definitely be back.
But the second the class ended, the race was on. I toweled off as I powered out of the gym (I hadn’t anticipated just how much I would sweat in the class), and within two minutes I was back in my apartment (my heart was even still racing from the class). I plugged the George Foreman grill on, saving a step by putting the sausage on even before it was preheated. Turning the toaster on, I then jumped in the shower for a very quick rinse – my hair would have to go as-is (with a cute headband and some nice styling). With my going-out clothes all laid out on my bed, I was able to get dressed in record time, finishing just as the food was ready. Perfect.
I quickly plated it up, adding a generous amount of spicy brown mustard (must remember to brush teeth!), and wolfed that down as I put makeup on. 13 minutes after the class had ended, and I was just about set! I mouthwashed while spritzing on perfume and tossing my things into a different purse, then did a quick brush just before heading out the door.