Summer is Me

Nick and I have been enjoying our summer a lot. May not feel like summer today (It’s currently 63F) but I know it’s not over.  Sunny days are still coming and I can’t wait for more.  We’ve been swimming at Green Lake for 5 straight days and it has been wonderful.  I came into work today wearing a sweater, and because of all the swimming we’ve been doing since the weekend, it actually felt like Monday. I did not like that. But hey, our weekend made up for it.

My friend hosted a big luau at his house. He invited my capoeira group to come and perform. We did great by the way.  Photo below shows us, wearing white, with the hula dancers and the samoan slap dancers. haha!

Ready to Perform

Ashley and I in the roda.

Ashley and I

After the performances and the eating that commenced.

After the Performances

And the last photo below was taken last Monday night. Our friend Jonny, same guy who hosted the luau, invited us over to Lake Union to enjoy the sunset.  I had such a blast! I actually went swimming in the middle of the lake at 11pm.  It’s not all the time that I get to say that. I’ve got some stories to tell my future kids.

Lake Union Sunset

*Photos except for the last photo are taken by my friends.

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Taking a Break . . . But Not Really

For this month, with the crazy Christmas schedule, I decided to take a break from Capoeira. Not just to save money for more gifts but to also try and work more on my endurance.

Strength, I have no problems with but I need to be able to be in the roda for long periods of time.  Especially if it’s your birthday, my professor thinks it’s the best day to torture you. What better way than to go against everyone in the roda.  So usually after playing  4 people, that’s when I feel like I’m about ready to faint and kiss the floor.

With that, I decided to change it up a little bit after I discovered a video on YouTube. This woman is intense, crazy fit… and yes has big boobs. But try to go past that boobs and butt and watch her workout.  She’s crazy and her body is something to strive for.  She works hard to get in great shape and you can see the results. If she can do it why can’t I right?

The video above is the workout that I have been doing at the gym for a week now.  The first time Nick and I did this,  we were so out of breath but it was soooo good! We actually hit the treadmill for another 20 minutes after our workout. So we did good!

My goal is not to be skinny, but to be fit.  Shave off all the fat in my body by eating right and working out. Doing more cardio and Zusana’s intense workouts.

I’ll be back to Capoeira in January. I wonder if my workouts will make a difference with how I play. I want to last in the roda and kick everyone’s butts!

Do you have a workout you want to share?

Capoeira Glimpse

We had a capoeira photoshoot 2 weeks ago ’cause my professor wanted to use it for our group’s website. I am usually the designated photographer so you don’t see me much in photos. Unless I asked my husband to take a photo of me while I am in the roda.

My professor was making me do the Au Malandro in front of the camera. Since my camera is a fancy one, no one really touches it unless I give them permission to. At this time I didn’t give anyone permission. HAHA! I just put it on the tripod and set the timer. And the timer goes for 10 seconds.

In this photo, you can see.. how I failed to time it right.

Au Malandro Fail

Au Malandro Fail