It seems that when I over-stuffed my luggage for my spa vacation, I forgot to pack my coordination. Today my mom and I lost our Zumba virginity. It was not a pretty site. I am just not very coordinated when it comes to non-traditional exercise. But I am telling myself that no one was looking and since I could not see myself in the mirror, I just had fun and laughed when I couldn’t master the moves or get both the bottom and the top to work together. I can usually do the feet, and sometimes I can add the arms, but rarely could they all happen at once.
Fortunately, little coordination was called for the rest of the day and I got to exert muscles without exerting my brain. My next class was Stride: intervals on the treadmill. It was fun. Hard. But fun. With a great view out the window of the beautiful forest. My last stop before lunch was a class called Rock N Bosu. The brochure describes it as “a workout that will sculpt the lower body and chisel your abdominals…” Think lunges – forward, backwards, sideways, on the Bosu, off the Bosu. Then squats and more squats. Some with pylometrics, some without, some with one leg, some with two. OUCH! I will not be surprised if I am sore tomorrow.
In the afternoon I took an indoor pool class, that was supposed to be core work but turned out to be cardio and strength, and indoor cycling which I think more than burned off the chocolate ganache cupcake I ate at lunch. Then I spent a few minutes in the hot tub relaxing before my massage. After which I was so relaxed you could have stuck a fork in me and called me “done.”
As for the food on my first day at the spa – gotta say it was a bit disappointing so far. My past experiences of gastronomical delight were not met – yet. The best things I ate today were an interesting side salad of couscous with oranges, pineapple, and cranberries and the coconut macaroons I had after dinner. Yummy.
I am happily worn out but already plotting tomorrow’s activities and thinking about breakfast:) But first… bingo. And sleep.