Patio Dinners and Pole Adventures

It’s feeling like summer here in Richmond and I LOVE it! Sunday night, I walked to Carytown and had dinner with some friends. Look at this delicious sandwich I got from New York Deli

This baby had guacamole, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions, on toasted wheat bread. It was served with zucchini, broccoli, roasted red peppers, and carrots. That’s right, I got some amazing veggiliciousness at a deli. Be impressed. Oh and it was consumed outside, on a patio, which (as everyone knows) makes food 47% more tasty.

I love New York Deli because they have so many choices, and I can get something healthy (or french fries… if I’m in the mood.) The prices are reasonable (plan on spending ~$10 for a meal) and they even have some good happy hour specials.

Of course, the dinner had to be followed by a trip to Sweet Frog. You know I can’t say no to that.

Last night I took another  pole dancing class at:

Nothing like some stripper moves to get your heart rate up 😉 The past few classes I’ve taken haven’t been a super intense workout, but yesterday was definitely more of a challenge.

We started with wall push ups and some leg lifts. The pole moves is what really got my upper body going. We did some pole climbs and spin moves that really tested my strength! (Which, by the way, is lacking!) The “floor work” we learned involved what could best be described in yoga terms as a blank position into a cobra, (with some hair flipping involved…). I’m sore today, so I think that’s a good sign!

Are you experiencing/enjoy warm weather yet? Have you taken any fun workout classes recently?

<3 Liz


  1. Dude. I totally love that you’re taking pole dancing. Also, I didn’t realize you were in Richmond. I’m just outside DC.

  2. I’m dying to take one of these classes — I think it would be a hoot!

  3. Totally having some hot weather out here!! and loving it!! Im pretty sure I would look like the biggest dork at one of those classes. Im SO not good at looking sexy lol plus Im super uncoordinated with things like that!

  4. I’ve been wanting to take these classes! We were going to do one for a bachelorette party but it fell threw… Looks so fuN!

  5. I want to take one of those class so bad but they don’t offer them where I live! It sounds so fun.

  6. I’m so jealous of your pole dancing classes. I want to try it out 😀 And I tried Zumba today, so worn out!

  7. I LOVE eating outside. I refuse to eat inside of a restaurant! I ate on the patio of my favorite restaurant today and died of happiness 🙂

  8. This sandwich looks way too delicious. Seeing as how I am trying to wait another 45 minutes for dinner, I am DYING over looking at it.

    I would love to take a pole-dancing class with you. I think that would be a good time.
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  9. I want to take those classes soooooo badly! I wish I still lived in VA so we could hang ouuuut! <3

    Sorry for the MIA act! I've missed you!!!!

  10. I live about a hour north of Richmond..we’re having about the same weather.
    I love that your doing pole dancing I always see deals for pole dancing classes in my emails, but haven’t had a chance to go.

  11. that sandwich looks AWESOME! In fact that entire meals looks delicioso…

    Pole dancing? Good for you!!

  12. That sammich is calling my name! It looks awesome. I’ve never taken a pole dancing class. I have a weak upper body so it would probably be good for me! Someone that took a pole dancing class told me that it was very awkward. Hahah. I guess it all depends!


  13. One of my friends is taking those classes right now. I’ve never done it and I don’t see myself ever doing it. Sounds like fun though!
    We’ve been having some great warm weather recently. Finally!

  14. that sammie looks killer!! mmm. yum. the pole dancing sounds like a great workout!! i acctually lead a few ladies in yoga twice a week..we all meet up and do yoga! and during the summer, i put my life guard skills to use and pair it with my exersise skills..i teach water aerobics! 🙂

  15. That sandwich looks incredible! Gosh, haven’t had a good ol’ sandwich in what seems like forever. I need to embrace the breads some time this week!

    Pole dancing class!! You’re wonderful! I would love to try that, but I can only imagine myself laughing through the whole class, pink in the face and falling a few times 🙂 Oh, the unknown…

    We had 65 degrees on Sunday and us Seattle folk acted like it was in the 90s and wore flip flops and tank tops with our car window’s down and smiles on our faces! But oh course the rain came, with vengeance, and here we are in the 50s… oh Summer, I miss you.

  16. A pole dancing class sounds like a blast! I’m sure you need some serious upper body strength! It’s still in the 40s/50s in Chicago…boo!

  17. The pole dancing class sounds like so much fun. I would love to go with some girlfriends for a laugh! It’s meant to be a great form of exercise too.

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