The Work Out I Don’t Want to Miss

Thanks everyone for the well-wishing. I’m happy to say I’m finally feeling better. Hazzah!

In fact, I even felt good enough to teach my Zumba class last night. Boy did I miss it! Before finding my fitness-love (aka Zumba), it was nearly impossible to motivate myself to “work out.” I’d come up with all kinds of excuses why I didn’t need to go. Even when I started working out regularly, I never really minded missing a class here and there as a participant. But it’s funny…now that I’m an instructor, I just love having my classes to look forward to every week! My class turns into the work out I don’t want to miss. Not because I feel obligated to go but because I enjoy it so much! Yeaaaa talk about true fitness love. haha


Guess what I had again. Oh yea…more strawberry deliciousness. Mmm…What? The recipe made six shortcakes and there are only two of us (not counting Bailey) in the Chic house. I just had to eat them! 😉 And yes, that is 1 and 1/2 shortcakes in the picture.


Hubby is becoming quite the chef. Check out this amazing dinner he whipped up the other night – sweet potato fries, asparagus, and grilled filet.


I was craving red meat (or maybe just iron) and this hit the spot. Hubby got this local steak at health food grocery store Healthy Home Market.


And yea, I spiked the whipped cream on this strawberry shortcake, too. Thank you Amaretto for being awesome.

Click here to learn how you can make one.


And next time on The Chic Life…more on this lovely photo. You’re def going to want to bake these up for a tasty summer breakfast!

Reader question: Do you have one workout of the week that you refuse to miss? What is it? What motivates you to make it such a priority?

Reader question #2: What annoys you about blogs in general (please don’t name blog/blogger names)? I posted this question on twitter and Facebook and had some interesting answers (i.e. word verification on comments, auto-play music, bad grammar/spelling). What do you think?

12 thoughts on “The Work Out I Don’t Want to Miss”

  1. Spiked whipped cream? Diana, this is why I love your blog 🙂

    The only thing that really gets me to dislike a blog is if the writer seems fakey or too self-centered. I love the blogging world for its sense of community, so I always love positive-themed blogs that are about more than the author!

  2. i try to make up different workouts each week so its kind of always something new and something difficult. when i was training for a race it was hard to get motivated to run bc thats all i did…got a little boring…so its nice to mix it up a little!

  3. Bad grammar and spelling drives me nuts – but I am a grammar nazi so that might not be applicable to everyone.

    Another thing is posts on busy-ness, etc., when the blogger doesn’t have to go to an office at all, works part time, or doesn’t work. I get that full-time bloggers still work a lot and their hours are nontraditional but when most of your readers are on someone else’s schedule 8-12 hours a day and have to fit in the rest of life (working out, cooking, errands, cleaning ,chores, etc) in the remaining 12 hours plus finding time for SLEEP it can be kind of annoying. When a blogger’s day is like my typical Saturday or Sunday and that was a workday for them I get a little peeved.

  4. I pre-pay for Bikram yoga so I never want to miss that. Plus it makes me all stretchy and happy!!

    Nothing really bothers me specifically about blogs…if I don’t like a certain blogger’s style I just don’t read it!

  5. I love reading about how much passion you have for zumba 🙂 I used to be a gymnast when I was younger, and have yet to find that some fitness-love, since I quit about 5 years ago.

    • Have you tried Zumba yet Haleigh? I think the dance inspired fitness styles work well for those of us with artistic-athletic backgrounds. I used to do gymnastics in addition to figure skating, so I think that’s why Zumba works so well for me. 🙂

  6. Spiked whipped cream?! Um…yes please.

    Most annoying? Definitely auto-play music. Really can’t take that. It just makes me feel violated — like pop-up porn ads. No gracias. I also won’t read blogs where the author clearly doesn’t care (consistently bad grammar/spelling/punctuation, not writing about anything with intention, etc.). I really think you can tell when someone is just “posting to post,” and doesn’t take the time to edit/make sure they aren’t leaving strings of incoherent/incomplete sentences… Does this make me a terrible person? I suppose it’s just the English major in me 😉


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