I stayed a lot later after school today than I had anticipated so I was going to miss the yoga class I’d planned to attend. But on the way home, my friend G invited me to a Zumba class. I did a lot of Zumba last year with my roommate Jocelyn, and we had so much fun! Like a big dance party while working our booties off. I loved it! And so, in an attempt to be more spontaneous, I agreed to go! (Which is good because, honestly, I wouldn’t have worked out otherwise. I don’t like running in the evening, and whatever yoga I would do on my own would not classify as a workout. I was tired after a long day! I definitely needed some leadership.)
Before leaving for Zumba, I prepared dinner for the night. Italian Roasted Zucchini, Mushrooms, and Potatoes. I started by making some seasoned oil.
Poop out some Italian Herb Paste into some olive oil. Whisk whisk whisk whisk whisk!
Then I poured the herb oil over the veggies and tossed to coat evenly. They were all set to roast after Zumba!
Two of my friends bought a 10-pass card to a Zumba place downtown for nz$50…before trying out a class. It’s a pretty sweet deal (can’t beat nz$5/class!) but their first class really disappointed them. They said that the instructor did not have a very good sense of rhythm, so more often than not, her moves didn’t sync with the music. But, on the bright side, they said it was still a good sweat! And if you ask me, Zumba is ALWAYS fun with friends! Also, G let me use one of her passes on the card (because she wants to use them up faster lol). So I gave her nz$5.
They were right, the Argentinian chick who led the class what pretty off-beat. Her accent was very fun though! She said things like, “first turn clockwise, then anti-clockwise” and “make sure to bring higher the hip.” So endearing. I still thought the moves, though disconnected from the music a lot of the time, were fun and a good workout, so it was nz$5 well spent for me! Zumba is hard for me/good for me because my spine is always so stable while running and doing yoga, that it’s a rewarding challenge to try and loosen up a bit! I’m so freaking awkward though. I even pulled a little muscle in my throat! Who does that? Too much shimmying lol.
About halfway through the class, my muscles memory came back and I looked like less of a nerd. While practicing moving my hips during a break, I asked my friend, “not bad for a white girl, eh?” HAHA Zumba puts me in a very saucy mood, but I resisted spanking my friends butt in the middle of a song. I have so much willpower, I know.
Except when it comes to roasted veggies! Hannah had the veggies roasted along with some pasta and sauce ready soon after I got home. It was so yum.
I also made myself a little dessert: more roasted potatoes!
And a glass of tasty, nz$7 on-sale with a cool label wine
Wine, french fries, and blogs.
One happy Thursday night!