I think I need ZA…

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Borrowed this from Zumba with Fernanda – don’t know you, but you’re obviously a good person…you Zumba! 🙂

I seriously think I may need an intervention or a 12-step program…for many reasons. Here are just a few!

1) Every time a song from class comes on – no matter where I am – I automatically start thinking of the routine in my head, usually start moving along with it, and if the environment is right (aka I’m alone or with fellow Zumbaholics) I just full on break out in dance!

2) I have spent many hours and a decent chunk of change recreating our many different Zumba playlists in iTunes, and if I can’t find a song because it’s from Zumba Fitness I get annoyed because that means I can’t practice!

3) I plan my entire week around when and where my Zumba classes are.

My awesome instructor Eva’s schedule…check out her site (and more complete info) by clicking on the pic!

4) When I can’t get to a Zumba class, I blast my playlist (see #2 above) in my family room (below) and dance away – all by myself!

My “studio” and my “audience” – they don’t have much of a choice do they??

5) I have a Zumba station on Pandora.

6) On nights that I have Zumba my husband is lucky to get cold cereal for dinner.

Love this!!

6) I’m sitting at home on a Friday night with a cold, coughing and sneezing, and all I can think about is how annoyed I am that I might not be able to go to Zumba tomorrow morning!

Take 2 Zumba classes and call me in the morning!

Oh who am I kidding…

My New Favorite Snack

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Around mid-afternoon, I always find I need a little something to get me through until dinner – which in our house can be as late as 9:00 some nights. I know – I’m not a big fan of eating that late, but sometimes schedules just can’t be helped.

My new favorite snack is Greek yogurt with blueberries – but not just any Greek yogurt and not just any blueberries!  Plain yogurt is fine, but what has gotten me hooked is lemon flavored Chobani yogurt.  I know it has more sugar than the plain, but in this case it’s worth it.  It’s not some icky artificial lemon flavor. It has real lemon pulp in it that you can actually see.  It has a fresh taste to it, unlike those chemically engineered “light” yogurt type substances.  The blueberries are ones that we picked at Jones Family Farm last summer.  We picked a TON of them, and boy were they gorgeous!  One of the things we did with them was to freeze a few quarts for the winter.  I have been hesitant to use them, but now that the ones in the grocery store are anemic with an astronomical price tag, I have broken into the stash.  I heat up about a cup of the blueberries in the microwave – just enough to soften them up and thaw them out, but not to make them hot.  Then, I dump the container of yogurt on top and mix them together.  Top with a couple of walnuts and it is literally the perfect snack.  Protein, super fruit, and good fats.  Can’t get much better than that!