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Turn off your mind

BodyJam Tuesday! This was a very special occasion. For couple of reasons. First, I don’t usually do Jam on Tuesday. It’s a Monday-night-magic-thing. Tuesday is gym day. It feels odd to be home and think that “crap it only Monday night, oh wait, it’s Tuesday!”. Not that I’m stuck with my routines or anything…

Second reason is that my boyfriend decided to come too. First time ever at BodyJam, and pretty much first time doing anything that has a choreography. He did well! Didn’t bump into me or the walls or anything like that. And he liked the class 🙂 I sold the class to him by saying there’s a lot of moves for upper body, and that makes the world of good for person who works in front of computer screen half a day. And I said that he’s a coward if he doesn’t at least try. Fair is not my middle name 😉 But as I’m such a kind girlfriend, I took him shopping afterwards. He went looking for running shoes, I entertained myself with my phone (a game of Monopoly).

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BodyJam is great fun. This release 64 is really tough, it’s not difficult but I burned about 600kcal and my max heart rate was over 180. It’s easiest just turn off your mind and just go with the music and party. When I first started going to Jam, I was really self-conscious. I still am. I pick my place so that I can’t see myself from the mirror and just dance away. I don’t really pay attention to others, how they dance (unless they are a) really good or b) in my way or c) somehow annoying (like 2 teenaged girls who kept stopping in the middle of choreography to chat…). I’m pretty confident that others don’t really pay too much attention to me, so I just go ahead and dance like I’m the superstar on a music video. Turn off your mind, and just dance.

What have you been up today?

Late bloomer

I’m always a bit late with these Les Mills classes. The new routines comes, and I’m like “well, it’s too crowded this week, I’ll go next week”. The next week comes, and I don’t go. Then after the new routine is a month old, and everyone else knows it, then I go. No pressure! This new BodyJam is great great great! Definitely going again next Monday. The house routine, oh dear! Love it!

Besides finding BodyJam again, I’ve been making smoothies. There’s couple of things I’ve learned:

  • it’s all about the colors of the ingredients
  • no matter how careful you try to be, you end up with a suspiciously brown smoothie

But tonight I managed to make a nice one, which was sweet but not too sweet and not at all brownish color! Here’s the ingredients/recipe:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 cup of red currants
  • 1 spoon of turkish yoghurt
  • about half a cup of lemon&orange juice, or just orange juice
  • oatmeal flakes

Do you have any favorite smoothie recipes to share? Please do so 🙂

Jamming

I haven’t been dancing for ages.. And today’s BodyJam proved it. We were mostly mixing, since our instructor just got the new Jam-dvd in her hands today. Literally.

Basic endurance training is much more fun when it’s done dancing… It just might not be as efficient as running when keeping in mind the half-marathon-goal. Good for me, September is far away, so I can dance and say it counts for running!