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Halloween at Jazzercise

I thought this was going to be a pretty lame Halloween because:

1.  My nest is empty of trick or treaters

2.  I can’t do “one for you, one for me” when giving out candy this year

But the holiday has actually been so much fun because of the amazing women in Jazzercise and Jenny Craig.

I lost two pounds this week, which is a miracle in itself, as you know if you’re my Facebook friend and saw the desserts I brought home from the Nickel Diner in L.A. over the weekend.

I went for my weigh-in this morning, and probably lost another pound laughing at Marne and Penny’s fantastic costumes. Penny is – wait for it – a deviled egg! Hilarious!

Halloween at Jenny Craig

This was my Jazzercise class yesterday, taught by the awesome Dawn Washington. She gave out lots of prizes, and I won a pair of Halloween panties. So did Miss Boo-ty over on the right here!

Halloween at Jazzercise

Dawn is hilarious, and I promised her that, after I lose 25 pounds, I will join her when she jumps off the stage to dance in the middle of the circle we form around her. Hmm … I just may have that Kit Kat after all.

Halloween at Jazzercise

Today in class, the equally-awesome Kristen Penk wore her kitty ears as she led us in routines to “Monster Mash” and “Ghostbusters.” She also pulled names for prizes, and brought in adorable cookies she had baked for the occasion. No one worried about eating all the goodies that were put out because we had so earned them after those work-outs.

Halloween at Jazzercise

My classmate Cathy brought in mini-pumpkins for us to use as weights, and look at these healthy banana ghosts Tanya made. These women are unbelievably creative!

Ghost Bananas

So, even though I won’t be surrounded with chocolate this Halloween, I’m definitely surrounded with incredible women who I am now proud to call friends.

And that’s the biggest treat of all.

*I received a free month on the program in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Note: Clients following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs per week.


  1. Sounds like a fabulous Halloween to me!

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      Totally fun! Too bad Halloween isn’t November 1 so I could have used this as my first NaBloPoMo post!

  2. Janie Emaus says:

    You all look so fabulous!

  3. I have never heard of a Jazzercise class being such a close-knit group. How wonderful to be a part of such fun, energetic, creative people!

    Congrats on the weight loss this week.

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      Thanks so much. I’ve never been in an exercise class like this either but the low-impact class is so supportive and I felt welcome from the first class. Hope you can find one like this, too. It makes a big difference.

  4. Mis Anthropy says:

    What a cheery post! I love it!

  5. Looks like you had a ton of fun and I’m glad you were up for it. Think I’ll be looking for a cool group to spend the next holiday with!

    Happy NaBloPoMo, Lois!

  6. Not only do I have no young kids at home, but I live in a condo where I didn’t need to buy candy to give out. I could have had a day without sweets, but I couldn’t do it. I called my husband before he left work and asked him to bring home a Halloween decorated dessert. I felt so left out of the holiday.

  7. Keep it up, Lois! Glad you’ve found some great people for fun and inspiration. I do a bootcamp 5 days a week– the people are the secret sauce!

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