Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wonderful Wednesday & Happy Knees!!

So I remembered my running shoes today and I have some very happy knees after my last mile run (in 9:55 - which was surprisingly *easy* - might have to push now to get myself a sub-9 min mile!). My running shoes will be living in my car from now on, just so that I can wear them when I have a wild whim to go running. I need to protect my knees - they are necessary for Zumba!!

So - yesterday was awesome! On top of the new gig teaching classes on Mondays & Fridays, I ALSO got a job offer to design an after school program centered around Zumba for all 10 (yes that says TEN!) public elementary schools in my city!!! It would be a contract for the entire 2011-2012 school year and I am SOOO excited!! I think its going to be an amazing opportunity!! I'm still trying to work out the logistics of it, but I'm thinking that it will work out really well!

I am planning on taking on this project myself for sure. I offered for another instructor to help me out (the woman who owns the new dance studio I'm working at) but I haven't heard back from her yet. I know she's probably overwhelmed with opening her new location - so I don't blame her for not getting back to me yet.

In order to coordinate all of these classes, I need to get licensed in Zumbatomic, which is specifically designed for children ages 4-12. The next licensing class is in June, so I will be definitely signing up for that one! In order to fit it in with my day job, I'll probably have to go back to 5am shifts (as some of the schools get out at 2pm) - so in the meantime, I will definitely appreciate all the extra sleep I can get from working a slightly later shift!

Zumba class last night was awesome! Had some new people come and it seems like they had a really good time! Hopefully those classes will continue to take off and improve - the extra income is nice! I also started my Sparkpeople Bootcamp workouts yesterday - it was a nice little 10 min kickboxing workout. I'm looking forward to the one today! I started keeping my nutrition blog yesterday which is at if you wanted to check it out. I'm already noticing a happier body - I was down to 174.4lbs this morning and starting to not feel so fat & squishy, so the water weight is falling off nicely! I had a bigger deficit than planned yesterday - but I'm not too worried considering that I've had a few weeks of eating in excess (including a few days pushing 3,000+ cals over the weekend).

I think that's about it! Lookin' forward to another awesome day!

BUGG BURN FOR YESTERDAY: 2,753 calories, 11,407 steps and 1:28 of activity
Total Cals Intake: 1,670
Cal Deficit for the day: 1,083

Total Miles Ran in 2011: 19 Miles
Total Calories Burned "Running From My Issues": 2826 Calories GONE!

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