Monday, February 23, 2009

Whoa,,.I'm posting early!!!

It's a miracle! I actually planned to update my blog a little early this week and I followed through! Life is still going smoothly so far this week and we're all still very healthy, although not eating the greatest :( I found some Kraft Mac and Cheese for .50 at Walmart (I grabbed a whole case) and that'll be our main staple for lunch for awhile. I also have a newfound addiction: TOBLERONE chocolate...Yeah, Baby!!! I got the BIG bar today and each 10th of a serving is 210 calories...there's 10 servings in one bar (it's about from my fingertip to elbow long). And well, even though my study time is very productive and effective lately, I've acquired another habit of eating Doritos and chocolate (TOBLERONE)for my mid-morning snack. And get this...I read in my PSY book that a *little* caffeine helps you retain what you study - so now I feel justified in drinking my usual 32oz Diet Dr. Pepper fountain drink at 9am...I told you all I was NOT a picture of health - nutritionally!!!

So, Zumba Dancers - here's my playlist this week - it's a classic, all of this program I choreographed myself :-) Don't worry, I'll be working on some more new music next week. I have an exam this week...

CD 5:
September – Earth, Wind and Fire
Mi Gente – Kumbia All Starz
Pa Mayte – Carlso Vives
Pon de Replay – Rihanna
La Cadena De Oro – Cabas
Run the Show – Kat DeLuna
Eso Ehh! – Alexis & Fido
Clumsy – Fergie
Mueve La Colita – TPS
Speedy Gonzales – Kumbia All Starz
Soy Diferente – India
Salmoe – Chayanne
I Love Salsa – N’Klabe
Shabadabadaba – La Onda Vaselina
I Hope You Dance – LeeAnn Womack
Get Here – Oleta Adams

Have a great week and enjoy the sunshine! **Side note - I found a MARVELOUS pair of sun lamps (Verilux)at Costco for $35! They work like a charm!! I've been waking up to a brighter morning and I have much better concentration. If you don't have a membership, I can pick one up for you. I recommend this to everyone who struggles with winter blues, but of course, as you all know the ultimate soul-warmer is the real SON :-)

Keep on dancin'...FOREVER!
Myra :-)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Zumba 2/17 and 2/19


So, I'm still getting used to listing my playlist each week - forgive me for posting less than an hour before class on a Tuesday!!

What a gorgeous day, today. Life is pretty grand because my family and I are all healthy :-) I hear we're in for another storm? We'll the meantime - let's just DANCE!!!

ZUMBA 10 (This is the same program that I opened the New Year with...)

Warm-Up Song is a surprise (but as usual a 70's song...)
El Pit - Zumba Instructor Network (Mambo-Cha-Cha)
Vide Gal - Zumba Instructor Network = ZIN (Samba)
Tengo Un Amor - ZIN (Bachata)
Love Lockdown - Kanye West (Squats & Salsa)
La Otra - ZIN (Hip Hop/Merengue)
La Comparsita - ZIN (Tango)
El Mambo de la Shorty's - ZIN (Merengue)
Does Your Mother Know? - ABBA (70's)
Reggaeson Son - ZIN - (Reggaeton)
Lagartija Azul - ZIN (Cumbia)
Footprints in the Sand - Leona Lewis (Cool Down)

Thank you all for coming to dance with me each week - without you, where would I be? Have an awesome week!

Myra :-)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sick Girls...again...

Hello All!

Sorry for the late post (2 hours before class!) but both my girls have had Strep and I was busy playing catch-up the last few days. I surely need this dance time tonight!!

This week's Zumba playlist:

Zumba 8

Forever...Chris Brown (although it doesn't seem like it with Rihanna)
Hip-Hop Reggaeton...Zumba
Those Days...Shaggy
Ahora Es...Wisin & Yandel
El Bom Bom Asesino...Ninel Conde
Four Minutes...JT & Madonna
Pachuco...Kumbia Kings
Wake-Up Call...Maroon 5
Vive El Merengue...Oro Solido
Take A Bow...Rihanna

*I picked this CD in light of the Chris/Rihanna incident...I don't care what happened...I still love both of them. They are after all, human and will make terrible mistakes. It's just that theirs have to be highly publicized :( And who knows the whole truth right??

See ya this week!
Keep Dancing,
Myra :-)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Feb 3 & 5 Zumba Playlist!

Hola Amigas!

It was a tough call this week to select which program to use - I have an exam this week so I didn't want to put an effort into something I had to review so here's another one of my own choreographed "classics":


Let's Get It Started, Black-Eyed Peas (w/u)
Techno Cumbia - Selena (Cumbia)
Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna (Pop)
Rakata - Wisin & Yandel (Reggaeton)
Un Chin Chin - (Zumba ZIN)
Kiss - Prince (Mambo cha-cha)
Get Down - W-7 (Abs)
Estas Enamorada - Limi-T 21 (merengue)
Simarik - Tarkan (Bellydance)
Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera (pop)
Micaela - Sonora Carruseles (Salsa/Calypso)
No Te Pido Flores - Fanny Lu (latin pop)
Do it Well - J-LO (pop)
With You - Chris Brown (cool-down)*
Stickwitu - Pussycat Dolls *

*Not sure which cool down I'll pick...

**If you're new to Zumba you may not have heard about the proper footwear for an effective and safe dance experience. If your knees or ankles have been a bit bothersome since starting Zumba, it may be time to change your shoes, if you plan on attending Zumba for the long haul! It will a great investment - and that I have personal testimony to back that up. I will locate the article about Zumba shoes and will hand that out this week.

***Speaking about personal testimonies, if you've had a positive experience with Zumba meeting your fitness goals, will you share that with me, please?? Now that we're connected online, I will include a testimony each week that will help inspire us all :-)

Dancing forever,
Myra :-)