Last week, I tried my first Zumba class. I have to admit that in the past, I really had no desire to try one and often laughed at the thought of a bunch of women dancing around and saying they got a good workout in. But when my friend’s friend said she was going, and I was still experiencing Vegas jet lag, I decided to give it a go.
Phew. Zumba is NOT for the faint of heart. My utmost respect for everyone who is a dedicated Zumba-thoner. You guys rock! I left an hour later sweaty, sore and out of breath. My calves and arms burned for days! I recommend it for a fun workout that goes by in a flash. I took my first class at The Movement Factory, but there are plenty of places around CLE that offer it.
Now onto something … well, pointless.
Since it’s Wednesday and we’re halfway through the week (can you taste the Friday happy hour cocktails?!), I saw this quiz and thought it would be a fun exercise. Feel free to answer the questions on your own blog, with your friends or by yourself. Quizzes are fun—they remind me of when I was 15 and asked my girlfriends questions at my mom’s house on a Friday night. 🙂
- What is your favorite indulgence?
Although I don’t have a huge sweet tooth, anyone who knows me will tell you my weakness is cookies. Any cookie. At any time. Nick bought me cookie dough Oreos and rice krispie Oreos as a surprise earlier this week, and it brought a little tear to my eye. God bless that man.
- What is your favorite cocktail?
It’s simple, yet satisfying: a vodka soda with a lemon.
- The clothing item you can’t live without?
Besides the obvious, I can’t live without scarves. They jazz up a boring outfit when I don’t have time to think about what I want to wear.
- Your favorite workout song?
Right now, it’s Holy Grail. Love me some J.T. and Jay-Z.
- Favorite way to sweat?
Well, my favorite way to workout is running. 🙂
- Your favorite color?
Bright kelly green. It’s so energizing!
- Where did you grow up?
A small suburb outside Cleveland.
- What is your favorite TV show?
I’m guilty of watching trashy TV, like Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Millionaire Matchmaker. Oh, and Toned Up!
- What was your first job?
I was a sales associate at J.C. Penney. It taught me … how crazy people are.
- What was the name of your first pet?
My first pet was a kitty, and his name was Mickey. He had black fur with a white bib and white paws. He was beautiful. I truly believe my childhood was that much better with the animals I grew up with. They were like my family members!
- What’s the one thing you refuse to share?
My cookies. Mine.
- If you had to move to another country, where would you go?
Switzerland. It was surprisingly, out of the countries I’ve visited in Europe, the cleanest and most naturally beautiful. I could see myself living in Lucerne and occasionally yodeling in the mountains.
- What is your favorite confidence booster?
Red lipstick. Bam! It instantly gives you power.
- If you were a jungle animal, what would you be?
A jaguar. MEOW!
- Waffles or pancakes?
Although I don’t have a waffle maker, I’d pick waffles. Something about fluffy, slightly crunchy waffles with some butter and tons of syrup…
- Your best piece of dating advice?
Ha! I’m certainly no expert, but in my 10+ years of experience, I’d say to be honest with yourself. You know what you want and how you feel deep down. Go with that.
- The one item you always have on you?
- Favorite weekend indulgence?
A glass (or two) of wine. Coffee at noon. Eating cereal in front of the TV. Sleeping in. Oh wait, was I only supposed to pick one?
- If you were a food, what would you be?
A chocolate chip cookie. Really, it all comes back to cookies.
- Think of your life as a movie. What’s the title?
Get it, Girl!
A final thought: If you get a chance, read this Women’s Health Magazine article on 15 Fitness Habits You Need to Establish in Your 20s. Lots of great advice (I need to follow the one about stretching!). Have a great rest of the week! ♡