Heeeeeey, happy Friday! I had planned to get this up earlier, but I forgot to start the upload before I went for groceries like I had planned.
After receiving Zumba Mega Mix 45 yesterday I car-eographed the song “Zumba High” while driving to/from my classes last night and this morning and quickly shot a video for you! Warning – I should have backed up a bit further from the camera, so I’m a little in your face, sorry about that!
As expected, after complaining yesterday about this month’s Mega Mix being so late it arrived today. Let’s check out what’s on it shall we?
Lo-Lo-Love (Warm Up)
A Escondidas (Merengue) – Puro Mambo
Noche de Copas (Salsa) – Luis Enrique
How is everyone doing after #Snowmageddon2015? Still trying to dig yourself out, or did you manage to get away with little to no snow? Since I was snowed in yesterday I figured it was the perfect opportunity to record a little yoga flow for you that you can do after all the shovelling, or really anytime your low back is acting a bit cranky.
Ironically I slipped on some ice last week and my back is still a bit cranky so this was a great routine for me to do anyway!
You want to go to a Zumba class, you think it would be fun but…you’re scared. You won’t know what to do, you’re horribly uncoordinated, people will laugh at you, and you think you might die. That about cover it? Well I’m here to tell you you’re dead wrong.
Concern #1: You Won’t Know What To Do:
Your first concern is a valid one, you probably won’t know what to do all of the time. But the beauty of a Zumba class (when taught by a good instructor) is that the routines are easy to follow, so you catch on really quickly! The first 5-10 minutes will be the worst because that is when you are trying to figure out your instructors way of cueing. Most Zumba
Now and again I write about fibromyalgia and what it’s like living with it, but not often. Certainly not often enough considering one reason I started this blog was to show others living with chronic pain that an active life is possible. There have been a number of times I have *said* I was going to start talking more about it, and to a certain degree I have, but not in a manner which is really helpful to others.
This past weekend I decided enough was enough. That me showing the world that I am able to stay really active while having fibromyalgia isn’t enough to help others. I need to start passing on things that I’ve learned, my experiences, and more of my story in order to help others who are starting from square one.
Does this mean I’m going to be talking about nothing but fibromyalgia now? Certainly not. But the time has come for me to move past simply acknowledging that I have this condition, to actively trying to help others.
The first step in doing this was to set up a new page on my menu bar that is just for posts on fibromyalgia. Now anyone who comes to my site that wants to read more about the topic will be able to easily find all of the posts, and those visiting my site can easily see from day 1 that fibromyalgia is part of what makes me, me.
Now that we’ve got all of that out of the way, let’s get back to the topic at hand – living an active live with fibromyalgia.