Halloween ended up being a fun whirlwind over here:
back to the casa to leave out candy for trick-or-treaters
dinner with madre and nana
[Twist my arm, eh?]
followed by some shopping…
A lovely day indeed 🙂
Remember last week when I said night weeks are over? Apparently it was a joke on me because the Pilot had a late night Halloween flight. I was glad that he flew instead of one of the pilots who has kids, and I just used the evening to hang out with the fam. For the holiday, many of my friends were with their husbands taking their new babies and young kids trick-or-treating (didn’t want to third-wheel it), while my other friends were out clubbing, so mom, nana and I enjoyed a girl’s night.
Breakfast of champions:
Egg and sliced goat cheese quesadilla with salsa
Snacks packed up to-go:
Organic GIANT grapes, an apple, and leftover sweet potato and black bean chili.
I ended up eating the fruit, but not the chili since I forgot it at the madre’s.
Conveniently, Whole Foods is on the way home and is often my post doc appt treat:
Chicken, miso-almond slaw, lentil and chickpea salad, chicken and a spaghetti squash pile topped with marinara. It’s funny because since we have Trader Joe’s and Sunflower Market here, I don’t go to Whole Foods nearly as much as I used to. Our bank account enjoys this greatly.
Throughout the day I also enjoyed a few mini Almond Joy’s and a Reese’s PB cup 🙂
So I was a little nervous about teaching Zumba at the high school yesterday. One of my friends who teaches choir at the school asked me to do a 5 or so dances during lunch after a flash mob that they had planned, and that they’d have a speaker set up in the dance room and one outside, so the kids at lunch could hear the music. I was nervous because high schoolers can be a tough crowd- they’re either shy, “too cool,” or will have a LOT of fun and get into it (which is the dream situation). When I taught dance back in the day, my high school hip hop girls were some of my favorites to teach. Today reminded me exactly why.
I have to give major props to the girls in the front, who came in yelling “Zumba!! ZUMBA!!!!” – their energy was fantastic. No one had seen the dances before, or ever taken Zumba and they picked it up like pros! I was so impressed at grateful to everyone for participating.
Of course things have been dialed down a little bit (I like to get a little crazy out there), but here are a couple of videos of me teaching Zumba with a 31-week baby belly:
My fave dance right now:
A classic (just a snippet since it’s not my choreography):
Feel free to dance along!
The best part was when students came up to me afterwards to ask if my belly was a Halloween costume. They thought I was *dressed up* 🙂
About to hop on a fun Skype conference call- I’ll be sure to post the deets (and a giveaway) tonight!
See ya later with a Family post <3