Shake It, Even If You Don’t Know How


Last night I took a batch of smoked split pea soup out of the freezer that I actually made awhile ago.  I thought it’d made a good meal today since we had temps that hit 108 with the heat index, I sure as heck wasn’t cooking!

I ended up mixing some with leftover basmati rice as my breakfast this morning.  It was yummy and filling, and I certainly can’t complain.

Lunch was a baked sweet potato and a BAS.  No pic, sorry.  It was romaine, peas, corn, pickles (yes…pickles on my salad), onion, cucumber, tomato, and dried cherries.

Dinner is going in the pressure cooker now.  It’s a sweet and spicy cabbage dish, and I have no clue how it’ll turn out.  I’ll let you know tomorrow 😉


Today was a planned rest day.  But I was restless and wanted to work out.  I admit to avoiding crossfit today – only because the WOD included 124 burpees.  And I currently HATE burpees.  I want to throw up at around 15, and in this heat, really did think I could end up in the hospital!

Instead, I vowed to start doing 10 per day at home (starting tomorrow of course), and hit up a lunch time Zumba class.

I haven’t done Zumba in a while, and it seemed like a good idea.  I am still a little sore through the shoulders, so I didn’t want to do anything weight related.  I didn’t want to run in this crap, so that meant searching out something indoors.  I texted a friend of mine who used to like to do Zumba, but she wasn’t up for it this evening, so when I saw a class I could make, I hit it.

I will say…it was awkward.  Not just because I don’t REALLY know how to salsa (or any of the normally fun Latin dances Zumba does)….but because the class instructor didn’t either.  Heck…the first 10 minutes were Disco, which was just strange.  She had very little rhythm and couldn’t keep up with many of the moves she was instructing us to do.  Her basic instruction wasn’t good, and in the end…even though I sweated buckets and knew I got a good workout in…what she was doing was “low impact”, and awkward, and I left knowing I’d never voluntarily hit up one of her classes again.

D found the Zumba Xbox game for me, and maybe I’ll do that when the urge hits!


Last night was some fun wine time with AC after yoga, and we once again were the last patrons to leave an establishment.  Not our fault everything around here closes at 10 on weeknights!

I got home, took a quick shower, and went to bed.  I didn’t sleep well at all, but was up at the usual time this morning.

Work was great, and I got a lot done.  I was actually supposed to go to a baseball game, but something came up and I couldn’t.  It ended up being OK though (not just because I don’t like baseball).  I ended up getting a bunch more done, and that’s always a good thing.

Good news on the golf club front!  I was able to exchange the ones I got D, and the new ones are on the way, and should be here early next week!  We’ll be able to start our lessons very, very soon!  I even ordered a few “golf outfits” for D and I 🙂

R has started reading the Harry Potter books!  I’m so excited that she’s getting old enough to read and enjoy them.  She started the first one last night, and is about 1/3 of the way through it already.  I went to wake her up this morning, and found her lying in bed reading.  Reminds me of when I was a kid and would sneak my book under my covers with my flashlight after going to bed!  We’re going to Harry Potter World at Universal Studios in a few weeks, and this is good prep for her!  I’m sure she’ll watch all the movies on the drive down to FL too.

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

2 thoughts on “Shake It, Even If You Don’t Know How

  1. That’s crazy about the Zumba class. Kind of funny though. I would love to have been there to watch 😉 I loved the Harry Potter books. I think she did such a wonderful job of evolving the books as Harry aged so that when kids read them and they’re vocab increases, it does so along with the books.

    1. Oh, if you could have seen it you’d either be horrified, or die laughing. I had a mixture of the two…mostly horror during the class, and amusement after.
      I’m SO happy R’s reading Harry Potter. It makes me want to re-read them all too.

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