Happy Thursday Friends! I do have a new video to share with you, but first I want to talk about something…
Back in January I wrote this post about how I’d gained weight over Christmas and how I wasn’t upset about it. And I wasn’t. And I’m still not. However, I had thought I would have long since lost those few pounds, but I haven’t. Each time I see a photo of myself I’m reminded that I haven’t lost that weight, and it’s frustrating. I know on social media I often share with you my “treats” because I want you to know that it’s okay to enjoy a burger and fries or ice cream or whatever now and then, but don’t think for a second that it is indicative of how I normally eat. This past year especially since trying to fix my hormone imbalance naturally, and becoming a nutrition & weight-loss specialist I’ve probably eaten better healthier) than I have at any other time in my life. And yet compared to one year ago I am about 14 pounds heavier.
The logical part of me knows that at least some part of the 14 pounds is lean muscle mass. But I’d be lying to myself and to you if I said it was mostly muscle. The truth is realistically somewhere around 8-10 pounds of it is fat, and most of that is on my ass.
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Well, I’m a big old sickie today. I don’t know if it’s my IBS, or a bug but I am most certainly not feeling good. The bad news for me is I can’t afford to cancel my classes today so I have to keep plugging away. Working when you don’t feel well is bad enough, but when your work is exercise – that’s a whole other level of nastiness.
Anyway, enough of the glum talk. Last night I was heading out the door to teach my evening classes and I realized I had no videos planned – oops. So I fell back on a couple old routines to share with you this week, and then next week I’ll share the next two Body Sculpt videos.
I somehow managed to choreograph this routine in my head one day last week on my way to teach a class. It’s to Caramelo from Mega Mix 46. I choreographed it thinking it was a Cumbia, but then realized it was a Reggaeton but decided not to change my choreography, because well – I liked it.
This is another sort of middle of the road/lower intensity song, but only a few steps it is easy to learn and teach.
Side note – after watching this video I have decided these pants need to take a hike. #notflattering
If you give it a try let me know if you like it!
I’ll be back with another video on Thursday – I’ll be sharing a warm-up with you then!
This week I’m sharing two more kids routines, I would classify these as Zumba Kids Jr, or if you’re not a Zumba instructor, they would be appropriate for kids aged 7 and under. The first one is to a Club Penguin song called “The Part Starts Now” and I have an old (terribly fuzzy) video of this routine already on my YouTube Channel, but the quality is just awful so I figured I’d re-record it.
Wow, somehow it slipped my mind that it was time for this month’s Zumba CD to even be here until I saw it in my mailbox this afternoon. I’m really hoping it is as good as the last Mega Mix was *crosses fingers*.
Mal de Amores (Dance) – Juan Magan