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Boom Boom Mama!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

I stole most of the ideas for this one from a Youtube video, but added a few of my own moves to make it "mine". (notice my dog in the background, and my cool "peace love zumba" jacket hanging on the chair!)

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BARRONVC 12/13/2013 10:24AM

    What kind of shoes are you wearing? I really liked it, you move very lightly. Does the dog follow you with this eyes? That is something I could do with a little work.

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LITTLE3LAM 5/2/2012 3:07PM

    You're cute girl!

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JMARISK 2/28/2012 1:15PM

    Oh what fun. I've never done zumba, but it looks like a blast!

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KNITTABLES 2/27/2012 8:40PM


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ALLIEALLIE2 2/27/2012 4:12PM

    emoticon i'm excited for my zumba class tonight!!

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LYNNEBO1 2/27/2012 3:59PM

    Yay! This is similar to the routine I do too. Yes, classes do seem to like it!

Thanks for posting it!

Glad you are back! we missed you.

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QUEENMOXIE 2/27/2012 3:55PM

    Great Job! All that moving around and the dog never moved a funny! You had me dancing....Zumba! emoticon emoticon

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I'm Baaaaack!!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Hi SP Friends!

I've been away from my computer, in Nicaragua, working a lot, etc... But now I want to get back into my Spark People lifestyle!
SOmething about returning from Nicaragua always signals a new beginning for me. For some people it's Jan 1st--but for me it's the day after returning to the US, usually in early February..
I get reflective, think about the meaning of life, set new goals, etc. This year is no different. I see photos of myself and cringe (something about wearing scrubs, sweating, no makeup and hair either a frizzy mess or in a ponytail does something to one's self-esteem!)...
I discovered how to track my calories and fitness on my smartphone with the SP app!!! Yay!!! Techno-mom strikes again!!! I know--all of you out there have alreaddy been doing this for years, but it's a new discovery for me!! Hahaha!!
I've definitely put on a few lbs over the last few months, and I'm no longer in denial. I'm tracking my cals, trying to eat more moderate portions, and stepping up my workouts a bit.
Taking baby steps, but I will get there!!
I just recorded a video of me doing my (semi) original choreography for "Boom Boom Mama".
This one is a HUGE favorite in All of my classes--Curves, Spec Ed kids, sub classes for Zumba regular and Gold! For some reason, it seems to appeal to all ages! So, I decided to upload it here and share. This song never fails to get smiles!!
Seeing myself "in action" makes me feel 2 ways: "Ugh!! What a porker!!" --0r, my kinder gentler self says "Hmm, I could have a pretty nice figure if I could lose 10-15 lbs around my middle!" So--I'm deciding to take the second attitude--and hope you all will, too!! Thanks!!

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REEKU731 2/27/2012 2:45PM

    I MISSED YOU!!! Welcome back!!! I love "boom boom mama" - its a favorite in my classes too! I'm interested to see your choreo to see if its different from mine...or if we were both channeling the same Zumba gods when we learned it (I got my choreo from a jam session)

I posted some warm up/toning choreo last week that's a total butt kicker and I'm gonna be rolling it out soon!! Check it out if you wanna!!!

Anyways, I love your attitude and I think you're going to have an incredible rest of 2012!!! Can't wait to share it with you and see all your progress!!

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LILY_SPARK 2/27/2012 2:35PM

    Welcome back!

I typically don't "do" the new years thing but around my birthday, I get very "new year" minded :)

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Nicaragua Bound!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Hello Everybody!

I haven't been very active on SP for awhile, for a number of reasons:

1. Limited internet access due to home remodeling projects.
2. A new "smartphone" which is OK for reading email, etc--but has such a tiny keyboard that it's very difficult to post comments, blogs, etc. n(this has been my primary access to the internet lately)
3. Transfer to a new CVS--more hours but less stress!!! YAY!! A very GOOD thing!!
4. Annual medical mission trip to Nicaragua emoticon

This is something that I think about, plan for, pray about and dream about all year long!! One of the most favorite, fun, exciting, exhausting, emotionally and physically draining and REWARDING things I do all year!!
This year will be my 7th (or is it 8th??) visit to the second-poorest country in the Western Hemisphere (Haiti is #1) to give medical (and spiritual and emotional) attention to some of the most beautiful humble and courageous people on earth!! I LOVE the Nicaraguan people!!!

Just want to let everyone know what I'm up to lately (besides Zumba classes!!) and will post some photos when I get back!

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KRISSYSWIM16 2/2/2012 12:48PM

    I hope you have an amazing!! (I know you will) and I can't wait to hear about everything!

Also, I am SOOOOOO happy that you are at a new CVS w/ less stress. I know you told me about the stress.

Maybe you can show people how to do zumba! :)

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KNITTABLES 1/30/2012 3:08PM

    Thanks for the update, YOU are one very busy lady. Wishing you a great trip. emoticon

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REEKU731 1/30/2012 10:12AM

    You are a busy woman!! You have lots going on!! Your trip sounds so rewarding and wonderful!!! I can't wait to hear all about it when you return!!!

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LYNNEBO1 1/29/2012 9:14PM

    Good for you!

Prayers for your safety and of course for those people who you will meet.

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LIVING4HIM_INWI 1/29/2012 8:31PM

    Glad to hear that things are going well!!! That is super that you have less stress!!! Have a safe and wonderful trip!!!

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"Zoomer" Choreography

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Simplified version of the choreo found on ZIN Flavors DVD--not original (no rude comments please! I'm feeling a bit gordita!!)

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BARRONVC 12/13/2013 10:26AM

    I'm watching your feet and how you keep the weight on the balls, heal is free to bounce. This helps me.

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KRISSYSWIM16 1/20/2012 9:58PM

    love this video! you look awesome!!!!

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LITTLE3LAM 1/20/2012 4:24PM

    I loved it! I think I may use this choreo instead of the DVD's. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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CECE0330 1/18/2012 1:47PM

    Heh...all I can think of is Taco Bell now. Didn't they have gorditas? Man, I haven't had Taco Bell in probably 2 years???

Anywho.....very cute! Thanks for sharing!

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TRULYVISIBLE 1/17/2012 10:34PM

  You look great with all those moves. I liked the song as well. Zumba Rocks!

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TERRI289 1/17/2012 9:20PM

    You are adorable!! And you look cute as a button, all sexy and curvy(ni gordita!!).

Very nice!! emoticon

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LIVING4HIM_INWI 1/17/2012 8:18PM

    Thanks Kirsten!!! You look fabulous!!! I love all of my Zumba friends!!! You are the best, seeing it in action makes much more sense to me. I'll have to figure out how to video some of my routines, but then the uploading aye, I'm sure would take forever, I have a slow-speed here. You are a super-terrific friend for helping me out on this song!!!
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DENNISONOHIO 1/17/2012 3:36PM

  ♥ it!! Thank You for sharing!!! emoticon

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BENNYT 1/17/2012 3:03PM

    It's already been said, but bears repeating, no estas gordita! You look fabulous, and this is great. It's almost the same thing that I do, so I'm a bit biased, but so what, I love it :)

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LILY_SPARK 1/17/2012 2:33PM

    Wow! That's so impressive. I would NOT want somebody videoing my physical attempts! You're so coordinated!

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MANILUS 1/17/2012 2:24PM

    Easy and lots of fun, you are no gordita. Keep it up!

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LYNNEBO1 1/17/2012 2:08PM

    Great job Kirsten! Very fun and easy to follow!

Now I want to go to Taco Bell.

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REEKU731 1/17/2012 1:35PM

    OMG I LOVE IT!!! First of all - you are no gordita, you = Sexy Zumba Queen!!!! You look like you are having SO much fun with that song!!!

This one was one of my FAVORITES when the mix came out, but the choreo was SO complex for my students!! I think this one is much easier for them and they are going to LOVE it!!! I might have to throw a new circuit together soon so I can put this one in there!!!

Thank you SO much for sharing!! I really appreciate it!!!

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Simple Choreography for Un Mes!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

My first ever video blog!! No rude comments please!!

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BARRONVC 12/13/2013 10:28AM

    You smile and the happiness in your movement is awesome. You are having fun. Bravo.

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REEKU731 1/17/2012 1:38PM

    OMG HOW DID I MISS THIS?!?!?!?!? This choreo is perfect and look at you rockin' those red cargos!!!! I'm totally gonna have to steal this one as well!!!

That was another one that I loved the song, but the choreo just didn't work with my classes!!! My Curves ladies are going to LOVE this!!!

Nice job Zumba Queen!!!

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LLGALLAGHER 11/29/2011 12:43PM

    Great job! Looks fun! :) (I am totally stealing this!)

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MVIRUET 11/22/2011 11:47AM

  Love it!!!!!! emoticon emoticon

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NIKKIG125 11/20/2011 8:00PM

    Love this!!! Great job!!

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NEVERGIVEUP1969 11/20/2011 1:17PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon LOVE IT!!!

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DASME2004 11/20/2011 1:26AM

  Your choreography really works nicely with the music. Nice job!

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TIGGER34 11/19/2011 7:51PM

    Keep posting videos. You did a GREAT job!!!! emoticon

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KRISSYSWIM16 11/19/2011 6:53PM

    LOVE THIS!!!! man. I would love to take your class. (ps. your outfit is awesome!)

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ZUMBAMAMA13 11/18/2011 8:29PM

    Great job!! Looked nice and simple to learn!! Too bad I don't have that music..I wasn't in ZIN at that time. I don't have ITunes either since I have an MP3 not an IPod. Oh well...!! Glad your class loves it too!!! :)

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LITTLE3LAM 11/18/2011 7:52PM

    Well done and it flows perfectly. I can't wait for your next video blog!!!

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LIVING4HIM_INWI 11/18/2011 7:22PM

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SNOWANGELDIVA 11/18/2011 3:46PM

    EXCELLENT!! emoticon

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CAG931 11/18/2011 3:19PM

    You make Zumba look so easy. Great job on your first Vlog

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DIVINEPRINCESS 11/18/2011 3:01PM

    I LOVE this. You've given me some ideas for new moves when I do "freestyle dancing" around my living room! Can't wait for your next video.

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MIBELLALUNA 11/18/2011 2:49PM

    I love it!! Who could dare make a rude comment!! We'll kick their butts You look great and make me want to do Zumba!!!

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ISHIIGIRL 11/18/2011 2:48PM

    It made me want to get up and start Zumba-ing with you, but I am at work right now! emoticon emoticon

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CECE0330 11/18/2011 1:40PM

    You are too cute!!!!! Fun choreo; easy to learn & great to follow!

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JQUIBELL 11/18/2011 1:25PM

    You go girl!

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LYNNEBO1 11/18/2011 1:05PM

    I actually started clapping when you were done. Very fun!

First video blog a BIG success!

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KNITTABLES 11/18/2011 12:59PM

    What a great job you did. Didn't notice any mess ups at all. You were emoticonThanks for sharing.

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MVIRUET 11/18/2011 12:52PM

  Can't wait to see it. I'm at work right now and can't seem to view you but I will. I'm sure you are Fantastic!!!! emoticon

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KIRSTENRPH 11/18/2011 12:50PM

It cut off the last 30-60 seconds!! (And I had a little mess-up in there, too! Did you notice it??) Hahaha!
Oh well--it's my first attempt!!


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