First thing, had my SF Rock Star. Priorities, you know. Then I did my BootCamp workout. I've noticed quite an improvement since starting. It used to be very hard for me to do the Monday exercises.
Then there was a challenge video: Butt Blaster. Just the name sounded frightening. It brought up thoughts of Colon Blow cereal. Any one remember that commercial from SNL? No? Ok, moving on. Finished exercise and I did feel the burn!
Breakfast: Kashi Go Lean and some skim milk
Time for school with the kids. They did great. I'm really proud of them :)
I made kale chips to go with my lunch. They're so easy and quick to make and you get a load of healthy stuff in them. Gotta get those veggie servings in!
First, you take a bunch of kale, wash it, then cut it into pieces removing the tough stems. I just tear mine apart into pieces.
Second, massage it with 1.5 tsp olive oil and about 1/4 tsp salt. I also add some Italian seasoning herbs. Spread out on cookie sheet. You don't want the kale to overlap.
Last, place in 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes. Check it at 10 minutes. You want it crispy but burned.
Here's our massaged kale ready for the oven. Doesn't it look relaxed after its rubdown with olive oil?
And, tada! Kale chips all nice and crispy!
For half of the entire batch of kale chips it's about 2 points or 102.6 calories. And it's good for you!
After lunch we finished up school and then I did 90 minutes of Just Dance for my cardio portion of the day. Burned 763 calories!! Woohoo!
Everywhere I turn Zumba keeps popping up. I took it as a sign that maybe I should try it. I talked Rachel in to going with me to the Y. I had a Fiber One bar for a little energy boost.
When we got to the Y, there was a huge crowd waiting for the class. The place was packed! There were a lot of first-timers besides us.
Our instructor's name was Arthur. Class got started and we got right to it. Wow! oh WOW! I don't think I've ever shaken my hips that much. LOL It was a LOT of fun but a tough workout at the same time. Sweat was pouring off of every one in there. There was clapping and stomping and jumping and shaking. It was great! I really enjoyed it.
Arthur mentioned that they're having a Zumbathon this Saturday for two hours. For $15 you get food and a tee shirt. I'm all about the tee shirt but I don't think I could survive two hours of that. It was pretty tough for me. Will I go back? You bet!
Got home around 8ish and had chili con carne!! mmmmm I added 1/2 cup brown basmati rice and 5 multi-grain crackers. So good! Just follow the link if you want the recipe. You'll have to scroll down some but it's there. :)
For dessert I had a Blue Bunny Aspen bar (frozen strawberry yogurt and granola) It was sinfully delicious and only 150 calories. I found them at Wally World.
Calories Burned: 3279
Calorie Intake: 1295
Deficit: -1984 (!!)
Guess I burned off those extra calories from Sunday night!
Have you tried Zumba? Have you ever heard of it?
Here's a video as a little introduction: