I tried two new workouts this past week. Last Wednesday I got to the gym to take my normal Zumba class & the instructor decided to have class outside since it was so nice. It was the same class, just a different experience. I had to be a lot more careful with my footwork and I felt the whole routine more in my leg muscles. I'm thinking it was a combination of the floor not giving & the slight slant that I kept trying to avoid. I was also dripping with sweat after the class, much more than usual. It was a ton of fun & I would do it again!
Then Sunday night I was planning to take the class at my gym with my new friend Kim. I don't normally take it because it's Zumba Gold, which means it's lower impact. But one of my favorite teachers was subbing in so it would be a normal high impact Zumba. I found out Saturday morning that she would be teaching Sentao which is Zumba with chairs.
|My dancing partner!|
It was fun to step out of my normal routine & do some new things. I'm going to keep looking for opportunities to do that over the summer.
Here's a run down of my workouts for the week, and my calorie burn for the challenge I'm doing for the month.
Thursday, 5/16 - 50 minutes Zumba, 10 on elliptical - 864
Friday, 5/17 - 20 minutes on bike, 60 minutes Zumba - 1,090
Saturday, 5/18 - 60 minutes Zumba - 790
Sunday, 5/19 - 60 minutes Zumba Sentao - 934
Monday, 5/20 - rest day!
Tuesday, 5/21 - 20 minutes on bike, 60 minutes Zumba - 1,090
Wednesday, 5/22 - 70 minutes Zumba, 20 minutes on bike, 1,234
Total calories burned so far in May - 12,913 (goal is 15,500)