Fitness, Friendships, Inspiration

We Party’ed In Pink!!!

Good Morning Luv-lies,

Woke up this morning a little slower than usual.  Instead of the usual::

rolling over, firmly planting my feet on the floor and springing up sort of reminiscent of my twenty-something self,

 THIS morning’s roll over, feet planting,  ‘springing up’ was replaced by my actual fifty-something self::

stiffness that just falls shy of “I’m just going to lay here like a beached whale”!

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For a moment,

I couldn’t figure out for the life of me,

why I was feeling like ‘The Tinman’ – rusty & ‘crickety’!

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I managed to rise ‘n shine.

And

While  practically inhaling my cup of ‘jo,  it came to me the reason that I was sooooooo very, very STIFF!

…. The GREAT  time that I had at yesterday’s Zumbathon fundraiser for Breast Cancer – PARTY IN PINK!!!

*sigh of relief….. I’m not getting old*

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 I have to tell you, Luv-lies, it was well worth all of this stiffness and more!

I woke up early to may sure that I had breakfast … boiled egg whites (with a few yolks…. a girl needs some ‘good’ cholesterol), sliced Pink Apples sautéed in EVOO and seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg with Raspberry & Chocolate vinegar *yum yum*.  And a mug of jo’

ZUMBA MARATHON BREAKFAST

(usually I don’t eat before a class, but this was scheduled for two high energy, nonstop dancing).

Weapons of Mass Destruction:

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I arrived early in hopes of meeting up with some of  my  Zumba friends and was glad that they let us in early.  Gave us time to take pics and stake our territory 🙂

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A Big Shout Out! to Maribeth for organizing this Great Event!

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… and after the introduction of all of our fierceless instructors (the children were backup dancers :-))

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we were ready to Zumba !!!!

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 we like to jam with minimal lights…. nightclub-like

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The Instructors kept me sweating for two nonstop hours…. and I loved every second !!!

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After the last routine, Maribeth was joined on stage by the instructors as they gave all of us a round of applause for making this a successful event.  That was very special!

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Many more pictures were taken before we left to ice our happy muscles and feed our growling stomaches

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Needless to say that a good time was held by all !!!!!

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This is the second Zumbathon that I’ve participated in this summer.  The first one was for a personal achievement.  This one is even more significant because this two hour Party in Pink raised a over $2500.00 that will be donated to the fight for the cure for Breast Cancer.

Thank You for going down memory lane with me….

What did you do this weekend?

Do Tell…..

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Party In Pink Zumbathon… For Breast Cancer… Starts in 2 Hours!!!

It’s October and that means loads of Pink and lots of opportunities to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer!
I’m excited this morning!

I’ve been awake for the last two hours reading myself for
#PartyInPink Zumbathon.

It’s going to be a wonderful workout for a wonderful cause. It’s October and that means loads of Pink and lots of opportunities to raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer!

I’ve started out  with this wonderful breakfast!  First time sautéing the apples in raspberry and chocolate vinegar…. they smell wonderful.  We’ll see how they taste 🙂

 

I Tweeted this deliciousness before devouring it!!!!

…..  they smell wonderful….. We’ll see how they taste 🙂

Of course you have to have Gear!

I’m on my way!!!

You know that there’s a post to come….

Are you doing something for Breast Cancer Awareness?

Do Tell…..

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Full Body Workout….. Behind Bars

Good Morning Luv-lies,

Happy Saturday…. hope that your week has been a productive and rewarding one.

I tell you, for me, this week has flew by – like a flock of birds heading south for the winter!   It’s been a week of gains and slips.

I have a few things on my plate, in the way of errands, today

but

I ran across this amazing video that I want to share.

ENJOY =)

and,

Tell me what you think……

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Easy Like Sunday Morning & A Late 4th of July Post…..

Good Morning Luv-lies,

Just checking in to see how everyone’s 4th of July holiday panned out. I started the morning, early – my body forgot that it did not have to go into work that morning *bummer* 😛 with my usual cup of jo, 2 boiled egg whites and a bowl of mixed berries ~5PPV…YEY!!!!!.

As the early morning hours slowly inched toward mid-morning, I indulged in watching a steady stream of pre-recordings of my favorite Sunday morning show, CBS Sunday Morning, previously hosted by the late, Charles Kuralt – whose baritone voice is the real reason that I tuned in. Kuralt’s soothing voice has since been replaced by that of Charles Osgood – voice equally as appealing ;-).

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The leisure of the morning was interrupted by a much anticpated-early afternoon- two hour-jammed pack-music infused Zumba class. I soooo look forward to this class with this instructor! She is FanTabuLous!!! 
Her classes are flooded with great music and loads of energy…. can you say “Cardio on steroids”!?

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Needless to say, the Zumba class set me up juuuuust nicely for the pending holiday foodfest 🙂
Initially, I had planned to stop past one of my favorite eateries and have my holiday feast there. However, my spontaneous alter-ego took over and I decided to spend that time at home with a ‘home grilled meal’. Thank goodness for the weekly meeting where we went over ‘how not to pig out during the holiday’! Since this was an unplanned meal (had I gone to my favorite restaurant, I would have known what I was going to eat :-P) I had to figure out what was going to make for a flavorful and filling meal that did not make me spend my remaining PPVs and that was fit for grilling. This task called for a trip to my new found digital shelves that house my virtual library. Once there, it did not take me long to find just the meal….
Shrimp and Kielbasa Kabobs… {yumminess on a skewer & Only 7PPV ~ YeY!}.

… my delicious and savory eat is pictured below…. What do you think?… Yum-cious – right?

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After the meal, I spent the remainder of the afternoon ‘chillaxin’… gearing up for an evening of fireworks that the city government’s office promised to be stupendously spectacular !

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Two hours later, tired but in a satisfied and fulfilled kind of way, I returned home to quietly reflect on the wonderful, unplanned hours of the day.

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That,  was my fantastic fourth!

How was your holiday?

do tell

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It’s National Hot Fudge Sun-Dae !!!

National Hot Fudge Sun-Dae!

National Hot Fudge Sun-Dae!

Good Sunday Morning Luv-lies,

In just a few short hours, I have managed to burn off tons (well, not really tons. but it feels like it 🙂 of calories at Zumba this morning. We had a substitute instructor this morning that was A-Maaazing! Lots of ‘glistening’ going on during and after the class.

Also, while strolling through one of my favorite food blogs, I was thrilled to find out that today is NATIONAL Hot FUDGE SUN-DAE! *YAY!!!!*

….. and…. a hot fudge ice cream sundae will cost you ONLY 8 PPV …. *clapping feverishly*

I’m off to the Farmer’s Market. I can’t wait to share my fabulous finds… 🙂

What’s in your plans this splendid ‘Sundae’?
Do share….

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The Warmth on My Neck….

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Hellooooo Luv-lies
It’s Friday!!! I hope that you have had numerous successes this week…. including being a ‘big loser’ {of poundage… of course!}.

Finally, a day with weather that is just to bee-yoo-tiful for indoor cardio.
I’ll definitely make it to my usual end of the week Zumba class, but for now… I’m lacing up my gym shoes, readjusting my ActiveLink and taking a much needed, hard earned walk!
See you Luv-lies when I get back 🙂
What outside activity are you looking forward to doing today?

Do tell…..

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