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California Adventure!

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Marco and I have passes to Disneyland and California Adventure, so sometimes we walk around the parks for exercise.  Last night, we decided to visit California Adventure.  I had my new camera with me, and Marco (photographer that he is) encouraged me to take many pics of our “workout.”

Here we are in front of a waterfall (I promise this is inside the park):

Us in front of a rock.

Okay, so technically he took this picture, but it was with my camera…

As we wandered the park, I wore my Shape Ups and Marco wore his new Gel Kahana Asics, which he says are the most comfortable tennis shoes he’s ever had.  I can definitely feel the effects this morning.  My legs are still tired from the 2 to 3 hours we spent walking last night.  Never discount the impact of walking!  We often think we need to go to the gym and lift weights for two hours to get in a good workout, but last night was EXHAUSTING!  We went home and slept for eight hours straight.

Not that we walked the entire time; here we are on Goofy’s Sky School.  It’s a roller coaster that is very jerky and jarring, as if you’re on a propellor plane.  It’s really scary!

Smiling through our fear!

But the rides were short, and the walking was long, so a few times, we stopped for breaks.  We discovered the Bug’s Life show in 3D, and it was so much better than we had anticipated!  It’s a little scary for young kids, though.  Black widow spiders come out of the ceiling to attack the audience, wasps “sting” the audience, and bugs crawl under the seat cushion.  Here we are in our 3D glasses.

Marco bugging out.

Me in my silly bug glasses.

We also discovered some exciting new attractions that will be opening this summer.  One section will be called “Buena Vista Street,”  which will have old Spanish style buildings and Mexican influences.  They are also adding a “Cars” area; it’s a real-life Radiator Springs.  We could see a little of it over a fence.  It looks perfect!

A peek over the fence at Radiator Springs.

I hope the walking will pay off when I step on the scale, but the beauty of the park is definitely better than a gym!

California Adventure at night.

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Zumba!

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To follow my  earlier post about food, I decided to write about exercise.  Marco and I walk a lot, but that really just keeps me the same.  If I want anything to change, I have to do a lot more than walk.  So tonight I went back to Zumba and my gym.  Here I am before the class (sorry for the blurry picture; someday I will figure out the new phone):

 

The class was very full, so it was difficult to see the instructor, but I love these classes.  If you’ve never tried it, it’s a mix of aerobics, latin dances, hip hop, swing, Indian dance, and belly dancing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here I am after one hour of my bad dancing.  I am tired and flushed, but proud that I lasted through the whole class:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a facebook post from a while ago, but it pretty much sums up Zumba:

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