Zumba ZIN 57 + Video Mishaps

Happy Wednesday!!

As you can probably guess from today’s post title, I received this month’s Zumba release today! I’m going to share the playlist with you as per usual, but first I want to let you all know why there is no new video today. I’ve been trying to make Wednesday video day around here, but the video Gods were working against me this week. I really don’t like having to shoot in my basement because it’s so dark, and missed my chance to record Monday night at the community centre (mostly because I didn’t know what the heck to record), so I decided to take the show on the road and record at the park!

IMG_0005Which would have been great, you know – had my camera been in focus…

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Kids Dance Fitness: Happy

“Happy” is just one of those songs that you can’t help but like when you hear it. Even after you hear it on the radio 5000 times, the 5001st time you still like it. That’s why, when the kids in my after school program asked me to choreograph it for their last class of the year, I said sure!


As usual, I like to keep my kids routines pretty straight forward, and the kids in my group are mostly in the grade 4-5 age range (with a few older and a few younger).

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Zumba Mega Mix 47

I’m so behind on ZIN releases right now. I still have songs from releases 4 months ago that I want to use, and I haven’t used a single song from the last ZIN yet! Sheesh! So when I saw MM47 in the mailbox today I was both excited, and a little overwhelmed. I need to get my Zumba act together stat. Anyone else finding themselves with a bit of a Zumba backlog at the moment?

Anyway, here are the new tunes for this month!

Life is Cool (Warm-up) – Zumba Fitness Original

Shenai {Radio Edt} (Electronic) – Mocham

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ZIN 57 Preview

I love Lindsay Taylor. I really like Gina and Kass, I’m still sad I never got to meet Tanya, but Lindsay is my all-time favourite. I just love that girl. And ever since I saw her Instagram pictures from the shooting of ZIN 57 I’ve been impatiently awaiting it’s arrival. I still have to wait another month before it comes, but at least I have this preview to hold me over and get me excited all over again!

Squee!!!! It’s Lindsay!!!!

And because I’m so amped, I’ll share one of my favourite Zumba photos with you…

DSC01957It might be my favourite Zumba photo if I didn’t look radioactive with my shiny face and sweaty bangs, but this is what happens when you do Zumba for 3 hours!

For anyone who doesn’t understand our positions in the photo, we were doing “Pause” from the music video (which Lindsay is in), and had just come out at the time (which for some reason I cannot for the life of my track down at the moment #sadface).


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Do As I Say, Not As I Do + A New Dance Fitness Video!

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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