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
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How’s your day going? Fantastically I hope
On Tuesday I shared a brand new toning routine with you so today I’m showing you an oldie! This is a routine set to Donya, which I discovered and choreographed quite a few years ago. Ironically more than a year after I started using the song it showed up on a Zumba Toning release, which I thought was pretty funny. I mean, what were the chances? Anyway, this routine is primarily a lower body routine with a little upper body action to keep you from getting too bored.
Lookie what I found this morning? The preview video for Zumba’s ZIN 56!
I love it when they have all the ZES in the crowd, I spend the whole time seeing who I can find!
I, like many people in not-so-urban areas, do the majority of my clothing shopping online. I live in an area where we have to drive an hour just to get to Old Navy for goodness sake, so it can be a real struggle to find that certain item when you are looking for it without driving to the city.
Online shopping is wonderful, but it too has it’s drawbacks, mainly ordering clothes in a size you “think” will fit and then you have to just cross your fingers and hope that when it arrives it fit your properly. That is an issue I’ve had so many times. I’ve ordered entire boxes of clothing only to return everything when they didn’t fit my body shape. And I don’t think that my body is that difficult to dress, it’s just hard to know what size to get and how a certain style will look on you until you’ve tried it.
That was until I discovered eShakti, an online retailer that allows you to customize their pieces according to your style and/or measurements. Have you ever found a dress and wished it were a few inches longer? Or that it had a different neckline? Maybe you wished it did (or didn’t) have pockets? These are some of the customizations you can make through eShakti.
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