Flow Snack Tap

Posted by Lauren

Tomorrow is Friday!!!! What are you doing this weekend?!?

Today I sort of felt like Kailey from SnackFace who was snacky snacky the other day. Let’s cover the bases, ya?

  1. Pudding cup with PB2 (WARNING: Do not put PB2 into your pudding! It’s weird! Bad decision on my part ha ha)
  2. PB&J sandwich AND a turkey sandwich?!
  3. Sneaky 1/3 – 2/3 sandwich cut has become my favorite way to slice it!
  4. Oooh fruits and veggies!
  5. Blueberries, bananas, chia seed, oatmeal and oat bran + About Time cake batter flavored protein powder
  6. My pre-yoga snack: chobani, PB, and granola
  7. Snack demolition!

This morning I woke up and went to Flow at Almaden Yoga:
Also known as Vinyasa Flow. The word Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement.” This style allows for a lot of variety, but will certainly include Sun Salutations.

I enjoyed this class and the variety of standing and sitting poses, but I think I like Yoga Tone the best so far. I’m still trying as many different types to see if one really JUMPS out at me, screaming “take me again! take me again!”

On my way to the Vanpolio, I stopped at Starbucks for a green tea misto with sugar-free vanilla. I registered my Starbucks card (finally!) first though. When I was on twitter last week, I randomly read a 7 Links post from Katy Loves where she linked to this post about the perks of registering a Starbs card. Free syrup? Free soy milk? Free drinks?! Count. Me. In.

Despite the HUGE Groupon flop yesterday at Azucar, my faith in LivingSocial burns bright. When I saw the daily deal for Baklava in Palo Alto, my thumb pressed “buy now!” … I might have also purchased 1 month of unlimited boot camp with BCOR fitness.

After work I drove to Campbell’s Ariel Dance Productions for a tap class! This studio is great for teens and adults, has two studio rooms, and is conveniently next to the Kickball bar – Off The Hook :)

A dancer from age 3, I semi-retired at age 18 when I graduated from high school and moved on from the dance team. In college I took a few dance classes and participated in the Spring Dance Show every year. It was a great way to get to know the Cal Poly dance community and bond more with my fabulous dancer roommates (Fran, Kerry, and Krizia).

They were on Orchesis - legit! All three could dominate SYTYCD!

Tap dance has always been my favorite style. It didn’t require flexibility and there are basically 10 or so tap moves that you repeat in different combos. I can handle that!

Bottom right – that’s me with a 5-year trophy and a killer mid-90s ‘do :D

The tap class was taught by Jenny, a spunky, friendly, and welcoming instructor! We started off with a warm-up, a few across the floors, and then they debuted their tap routine for the “Rock-n-Roll Fantasy” dance concert on Saturday, 8/20. They are rockin’ out to Top Gun in a piece appropriately titled Tap Gun.

They taught me 2/3 of the dance and I tried my best to keep up. I loved the energy and choreography – it was right up my not-so-serious alley (hello, air guitar 8-count!) The next dance show is circus theme… SIGN ME UP!

Question: Did you ever take dance classes? How did they go? What’s your favorite style to dance/watch?

Question: Please tell me I’m not alone on the Groupon/LivingSocial/Trubates/etc battle. There are just too many!

-Lauren

p.s. tap dance I choreographed for the Spring Dance Show in 2007 (with Katie’s help!)

Comments (4)

  1. katy {of} katy loves.

    Thanks for mentioning my Starbucks post! Glad I could help another person get some free soy and syrup. ;) Have a great weekend!

    Reply
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