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    KIRSTENRPH   14,074
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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!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
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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