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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

OK, we all know how great I am at sticking to a diet (insert maniacal laughter here). But since I broke my foot two weeks ago I have been eating nonstop and all I can think of is how by the time I start teaching again I am going to be a bloated cow. And I really wanted to be smaller for my studio class in January, not bigger, y'know?!

So, even though it is going to be a huge drag, I am going to put a little section in the sidebar where I record every frigging thing that goes in my mouth. Every Hershey's Kiss with Caramel Filling. Every pumpkin bagel with cream cheese. Every gingerbread man, woman, and child. Ideally, the thought of having to post it all up there will discourage me from eating that kind of junk. But let's face it--if you see me posting nothing but tea and lettuce leaves day in and day out, you can be pretty sure I'm full of crap. So do me a huge favor and keep me accountable, OK? Nobody likes a fat, puffy, sugar-crashing, grumpy Zumba instructor. ;)

Speaking of food, I'm eating my "last meal" right now. How many times have I done that--pigged out on junk food the night before starting a diet? It's so ridiculous. And I'm soooo stuffed. Bleeeeeh.

Hm...there was something else I wanted to write about. I'm sure of it. Hey! Only 8 more days until my next podiatrist appointment, at which point the doctor will take an x-ray and declare me miraculously healed!!! ;) I feel pretty good. Working 8 hours on my feet sucks, but that's only on Saturdays, with another 6 hours on Sundays. The rest of the week I only work 4 hours, and most of those are spent leaning on the counter playing Sudoku waiting for someone to come in, or sitting on my butt watching TV in the breakroom. And when I'm home I rest as much as possible, cram in some chores a half hour before work, and things seem to be OK. So, I'm praying for a miraculous recovery that defies precedence. :)

OK, I'm off to get some lovely healing sleep, and to digest the massive amount of carbs I just ingested in the name of pre-diet indulgence. Gah.

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Ack!! I'm such a dunce!! I meant to tell you!! They extended the date for the choreography contest entry!! So I get to heal better before I go trying to dance on my gimp foot! Yayyyy!!! Now I have until the last day of the year to get my entry in, and I am veeery excited...in case you couldn't tell from all the exclamation points. ;)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Oh, I drank too much soda and now I cannot fall asleep
I drank too much soda and now I cannot fall asleep
My thoughts are kinda buzzy
and my vision's kinda fuzzy
But I drank too much soda and cannot sleep

...

Hey, I did a bad thing today.

I taught a class.

*cringe*

I know! I know, don't yell at me. I'm supposed to be at home with my foot up, icing it or something (mmmmmm, icing). But my friend Tina called me this morning too sick to get out of bed, and our boss wasn't in today so she couldn't cover Tina's 9am class, and the only other instructor we know has another class at that time so it was either limp through it or cancel class. And the girls in that class have been going forever so I knew they'd get through it pretty well. And they did! We had a great class and I don't regret covering it. So there. ;) But I won't do it again, OK? I want to make sure I don't screw my toe up for the studio class in January.

Speaking of which...I have got to get some promotional materials! And that takes money!! And I don't have any! Gah! :)

How are you all doing? I know a couple of you just taught classes--how did they go? Did you love it? It's great, right? That Zumba high...

Ooh, and word is that the new Zumba DVD set is coming out very soon via a brand new infomercial. I can't wait. I hope they give us ZIN instructors a discount...but even if they don't I am all over it.

OK, now...who wants to come over and videotape my entry for the choreography contest? Right now I have three options:
  1. Have my 8-year-old hold the camera and hope the video doesn't make the judges seasick
  2. Attach my sister's videocamera to my tripod with duct tape and hope I can get it off OK afterwards
  3. Put the camera on the ground and videotape myself from far enough away so that I fit in the screen. Or at least my feet. And maybe part of my arms.
None of those are really workin for me so let me know if you're in the area. ;)

OK, 2 am. I have a newsletter I might as well work on while I'm up, since it should have been done a long time ago. With any luck I'll remember to proofread it once I've gotten some sleep--I always come up with interesting stuff at this time of morning.