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Posts Tagged ‘dancing’

Celebrating community

Yoga has given me the opportunity to meet so many great people and make some amazing friends. I regularly take classes at two yoga studios in Oakland/Berkeley. One of the studios, Namaste, which has a total of three studios in Oakland and Berkeley, celebrated its 10th anniversary. And Namaste threw a big party today. There was music played by Adrienne […]


Exercising while on vacation

Another great thing about Club Med is there are activities for just about everyone. (And if your thing is to just lounge at the beach and drink, there’s plenty of that for you. That’s my favorite pastime.) Like most trips I brought exercise clothes with me. And about half the time they don’t leave the […]


Burning calories out on the dance floor

On Saturday night Curt and I went to a wedding, which was attended by a few other good friends. It was a beautiful ceremony and a great party. Free flowing sparkling wine and beer among some other adult beverages. I took part in wine, sparkling wine and water. I had some delicious lamb for dinner […]


Dancing off those calories

This has been a great long weekend. I took Friday off, giving myself a 4-day weekend instead of a three. Sweet! Friday morning I had a dentist appointment and then took the car in for maintenance. After that the de-cluttering of the spare room/office began. I have worked on this room every day since Friday. […]


Exercise, vegetables and dancing … oh my!

Sorry for the slacking in blogging. But rest assured I have not been slacking in the exercise or the caloric intake department. Let’s see. What have I been up to since I last blogged on Tuesday … On Wednesday I walked with some co-workers/friends. It was a small group, but we were/are fierce. The walk […]


Sweaty weekend

As I blogged yesterday, I worked out for my usual two hours at the gym: spin, abs and body conditioning. Last night one of my fellow spin friends hosted a party at her house. There was good food, good wine and good company. Eventually it turned into a dance party. Oh man, it was so […]


Shake those hips

I attended my third Zumba class tonight. I feel less dorky but still dorky. It is a lot of fun and an amazing and sweaty workout. Heidi keeps it fun. She cracks me up when she tells us to be sexy. I so don’t feel sexy. And the fact that the mirror is in front […]


Tough spin class

I was tired and didn’t want to go to spin today. But hey, it is Day 2 of living a healthier lifestyle. So I made sure I went. When Boku (teacher) arrived I asked him if he had good music tonight. He said he hoped so. And he did. He played some great music, including […]


Weight loss and fat butts

I did a weigh-in yesterday. Lost 1.6 pounds. I had planned to count my calories the past week but quit after breakfast on Day 1. But I was careful about what I ate and was conscious of my consumption. Apparently that made a difference. (I was surprised, too, since I didn’t get to work out […]


Dancing is a great work out

Friday night was my company holiday party. I ate a little more than I probably should have. And had 3-4 glasses of wine. But man, I danced like crazy. My calves still hurt tonight from all that jumping around, having fun, sweating and being a dancing fool. I love dancing. And it’s a great work […]