Zu-zumba

So much is happening!

So tomorrow I get to get out of school for a day because I am job shadowing at a local news station. I have mentioned before that I am considering broadcast journalism as a possible major in college. Well I contacted the news station and they said they would be happy to have me in the studio for the day! How exciting! I am a little nervous though, there is a chance that I might get to actually be in front of the camera. Look out morning news here I come!

In addition to this I have begun to help the rest of the seniors in the band put together our senior show. Every year on our last home football game, the senior band class gets to completely design a field show. This year I had suggested a Grease theme – and everyone loved it. Were beginning to work on choregoraphy now, which I totally love.

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I completely forgot about this meal I had last week. Raw sea kelp noodles on a bed of spinach and broccoli with tomato sauce, oregano and sesame seeds for crunch.

I have been doing well with my diet. These past couple weeks I noticed that I was beginning to include a lot more cooked foods into my diet, as well as a lot of soy products. I don’t like to be too dependent on one or two specific things for food and nutrition, so I decided that I am bumping my diet back up to 90-95% raw. It is actually quite a welcome change, I notice that my energy levels are improving and I am beginning to get my creative juices flowing again. (Writing my last seven page paper killed me!) I have also begun to branch out and explore many different fruits and things that I haven’t tried before.

Since my last post I have made it a priority to create a sense of balance between my excercise and my diet. Lately I find myself gravitating more towards heavy cardio, and end up skimping out in weights due to a time crunch. Well I am hoping to have made a change for the better. Tonight I took my second Zumba class at my gym, and I didn’t touch a dumbbell or a cardio machine.

What is Zumba you ask? Zumba is a workout that mixes body sculpting movements with dance steps derived from mereunge, salsa, hip hop, mambo, rumba, flamenco and many more. All the routines feature aerobic interval training and combines both fast and slow rhythms. It targets areas such as the glutes, legs, arms, abdominals, and the heart. You really do work up a sweat, I know I did! Have you taken a Zumba class, what was your experience with it. Love it or leave it?

I know for me personally that when I took my first class this past Friday I was bouncing around like an idiot and I maybe got a little too into it. One thing I loved about it though is that there were people of all ages in there, and everyone was able to get a great work out in without being stuck on a machine. Everyone was able to do what felt right for them.

If you’re looking for something to have for dinner tonight, why not give my Creamy Corn Chowder a go! It’s delicious 🙂

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15 comments

  1. I’m a journalism major with a focus in broadcasting!! 😀

    Zumba = LOVE it.

    1. I actually knew that! I was planning on dropping you an email, I was going to ask if it was okay if I asked you a few questions if you dont mind : )

  2. I just foun your blog! LOVE IT!

    broadcasting sounds like a lot of fun! 🙂 So good to go for what you love to do !!

    Zumba sounds awesome!

    1. thank you for the compliments, i looked at your blog too it looks great! ive added you to my blogroll : )

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE zumba…again, if you have any questions about journalism, shoot me an email. i have pretty much done a bit of everything in that field!

  4. I’ve never wanted to try Zumba. I don’t know why but it just doesnt appeal to me which is funny because I heart Body Pump, Step and a LOT of other classes! Anything that gets me away from gym machines is a “yes”!
    The corn chowder sounds delicious!!!

    1. What is body pump, ive never heard of it before but it sure sounds like fun!

  5. There is obviously a lot to know about this. There are some good points here.

  6. Hey, I found your blog while searching on Google your post looks very interesting for me. I will add a backlink and bookmark your site. Keep up the good work!

  7. Hey very nice blog!!….I’m an instant fan, I have bookmarked you and I’ll be checking back on a regular….See ya 🙂

    1. Yay for instant fandom haha! Thank you for bookmarking me and dont be a stranger around here 🙂

  8. I don’t know If I said it already but …Cool site, love the info. I do a lot of research online on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, 🙂

    A definite great read….

    1. Thank you so much for your comments, Im glad that you like reading my blog!

  9. We started out our resolutions with Zumba. This is so cool!
    Thanks.

  10. […] in september I was so nervous to even attend my first zumba class, I never thought that it would have become […]

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