SparkPeople Dance to get Skinny and Healthy again with ZUMBA Team Messageboard Zumba works and you will have more Fun doing Zumba than any other exercise you have ever done! SparkPeople Dance to get Skinny and Healthy again with ZUMBA Team Messageboard ZUMBA Dance Workout for Beginners Step by Step Zumba Dance Workout for Dummies, Class for Beginners, Dance Workout <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Charlie Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:26:51 EST Slender, thin or skinny.. When I read the word - skinny - I think of a person where the bones are almost sticking out. <BR> This is far from my present situation. <BR> And this is not my goal <BR> It would be nice to be slender - I am just working towards being OK <BR> So my feet and knees are less troubled by my weight <em>15</em> <BR> And stairs just are.. <em>185</em> <BR> But not as a challenge.. <BR> What do you think about the word skinny? Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:38:35 EST Are you going to Zumba today? What did you love? I loved wearing my turquoise ankle socks today and a new tank. I love dancing like a cowgirl to the song Timber:) what was your Zumba love today? Tue, 4 Feb 2014 13:09:06 EST First Zumba fitness concert 8/31@4pm@Navy Pier Good morning! <BR> <BR> Who will be attending the first Zumba fitness concert@navy pier@ 8/31@4 pm? <BR> <BR> 28 days and counting... So excited <em>20</em> Sun, 4 Aug 2013 08:23:40 EST How Many Calories Did You Burn Doing Zumba Today? Zumba Calories Burned Info <BR> <BR> This is information I got from another Zumba person, and I think it depends on what you weigh now. Like maybe the more you weigh the more calories you will burn. <BR> <BR> <BR> Zumba - low impact - 60 minutes = 600 cal <BR> <BR> Zumba - medium impact - 60 minutes = 800 cal <BR> <BR> Zumba - high impact - 60 minutes = 1000 cal Thu, 2 May 2013 11:38:29 EST Hello all :) name is Tabitha. I have been doing Zumba for almost 4 months now. I absolutly LOVE Zumba!! I have finally found a workout that is fun and that I can stick with. I look forward to getting to know you all. <em>244</em> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:00:22 EST January 2013 Chat room Let's stop by to chat when we have time...the coffee is on!!! <em>30</em> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:21:37 EST New to Zumba, recently back with SP Hello everyone! I'm just back active in Sparkpeople after 4 years without (after meeting my 2007/ 208 goals). It worked the first time, and I know I can do it again, just this time I won't quit after my goals are met. I've recently (6 week ago) started doing Zumba from the Exhilarate DVD and love it, especially since I can do it wherever I am (hotels, etc.) when I am traveling. <BR> <BR> So far, the results have been very good and it's so fun! <BR> <BR> I'm interested in hearing from othe... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:26:58 EST New to Zumba Hello. I'd like to try Zumba. Are there Zumba beginner videos on Spark? Sun, 28 Oct 2012 22:28:26 EST Obtaining Music Licenses Question How does an individual go about obtaining the Public Performance Composition Licenses for ASCAP, BMI and SESAC if the facility where I'll be teaching doesn't have them? Can I get them as an individual? Or am I stuck to just playing original Zumba music? Mon, 9 Jul 2012 12:18:29 EST ZUMBA KINECT I did get my ZUMBA KINECT for Christmas but I was pregnant so wasn't sure if it was safe to do. Now I'm ready to do it and I'm looking for buddy's. Do you wanna join me and get fit? Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:01:17 EST Trouble increasing heart rate I noticed that the further I get with my exercise program of Zumba and walking/jogging, the harder it is to increase my heart rate and burn calories. I wear a Polar heart rate monitor. Last month I was burning up to 520 calories in a :45 minute session of Zumba and now I only burn a little over 400 calories. I have a harder time getting my heart rate up. I'm trying to work harder. Anyone have any suggestions or had a similar problem? Thanks! Mon, 7 May 2012 10:46:33 EST Teaching class Monday May 7 in Morris Plains Hi guys, <BR> <BR> I'm starting classes in Morris Plains if any of you would like to attend. The class is at 11 am. Please email me if you'd like more info. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 3 May 2012 10:23:37 EST What's Today's Focus? Today, to do the things on my to do list, go for my walk and eat enough! Sat, 7 Apr 2012 12:05:51 EST ??? Okay folks, I have run out of ideas for threads. <BR> <BR> Please! Anyone start a thread on any subject that you want or need to talk about. Thu, 5 Apr 2012 11:49:40 EST *~*25 Pounds in 25 Weeks*~* Please, Come Join APRIL 1, 2012 will be, <BR> Day 1 of 168 Days or <BR> Week 1 of 24 Weeks <BR> of my personal comment to lose 24 pounds By my BD <BR> (1 pound a week) from: Apr.1, 2012 to Sept. 15, 2012 <BR> <BR> *~*25 Pounds in 25 Weeks Challenge*~* <BR> <BR> My Start Weight: 163.6 Lbs. <BR> <BR> ~ APRIL~ <BR> Week 1: 4/1 ~ 163.6 <BR> Week 2: 4/8 ~ 162.8 <BR> Week 3: 4/15 ~ 162.2 <BR> Week 4: 4/22 ~ 161.8 <BR> Week 5: 4/29 <BR> <BR> ~ MAY ~ <BR> Week 6: 5/6 <BR> Week 7: 5/13 <BR> Week 8: 5/20 <BR> We... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 12:32:46 EST *~#% Let's Talk Shop Y'all %#~* I'm struggling with getting enough calories everyday. I do good to get 1300 calories and I need at least 1600 to 1850 a day, with all the exercise I do. <BR> <BR> I know if we don't eat enough our body's think we have cut our throats and goes into starvation mode! <BR> Then we can't LOSE FAT !!!! <em>15</em> <BR> Is anyone else having this problem <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie Fri, 30 Mar 2012 09:00:25 EST Feel The Music*~*~* What music do you like to do Zumba too? <BR> <BR> I like Dance Forever! Mon, 19 Mar 2012 23:59:57 EST LIST All The REASONS YOU WANT To LOSE WEIGHT !!! ****************** Reasons I want to Lose Weight ****************** <BR> <BR> 1) What do you want to change? <em>9</em> How I Look & Feel!!! <BR> <BR> 2) How do you want to look? <em>9</em> Younger!!! <BR> Glowing Smooth Healthy Skin, (you know wrinkle FREE) <BR> <BR> 3) How do you want to feel? <em>9</em> Younger!!! <BR> Like Running, Jumping, LAUGHING just LOVING LIFE!!! <BR> <BR> 4) What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body? <em>9... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 14:24:05 EST *** I need Buddies *** I need Buddies to encourage me or meet with me at a certain time here for at least 3 days a week for walks and 2 days a week for ZUMBA or what ever exercise. <BR> <BR> Not just to post time or miles but, to says how you feel, where you exercised, who you exercised with, or what ever is on you mind. <BR> <BR> I don't know if this will help but, it's worth a shot... <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hugs, Charlie <BR> <em>220</em> Mon, 5 Mar 2012 10:18:10 EST What did you have for BREAKFAST??? I had my steel cut oat meal and coffee with a chaser of good ole Water! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:34:28 EST Who Zumba'd Today??? ~0~ Zilch for me today! <BR> How about you? Mon, 20 Feb 2012 12:48:51 EST BRAGGING RIGHTS Here... Bragging Rights here for each new friend you invite to your team "Dance to get Skinny & Healthy again with ZUMBA"!!! <BR> <BR> The more friends You have on Your Team Doing Something You Love the more motivated You and Your friend are to ZUMBA and lose weight. <BR> <BR> And Everyone else on the team is MOTIVATED too. <BR> <BR> (((Hugs))) <BR> Charlie Sat, 28 Jan 2012 17:36:22 EST NEW and EXCITED Whew.... you can tell I am new as this is my third time trying to post a message : ) <BR> But like my weight loss and fitness goals... I am not giving up. <BR> I am a Zumba Instructor and I just absolutely love, love, love Zumba. I can confirm that with Zumba you can definitely reach your weight and fitness goals. Unfortunately, during the holidays, I kind of fell off due to cancellation of classes and one too many holiday parties. But I am back on track with an added bonus of having a SparkT... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:12:34 EST Zumba Toning On Fitness Tracker Those of you who do zumba toning how do you track your fitness minutes on the fitness tracker do you use "Cardio Dancing (including aerobic dance, Zumba, Hip Hop HUSTLE)" option of something other? <BR> <BR> I've just attend my 2nd zumba toning class and really like the idea of using light weights in my workouts. <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 14:11:06 EST GREEN SMOOTHIE INFO LINKS This is a great article on some basics for making green smoothies. I didn't know some of these things myself. <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <link><BR>8604.html?cat=5 </link> Mon, 2 Jan 2012 12:26:30 EST GREEN SMOOTHIE BAR You can put anything you love in a Green Smoothie as long as you have some Greens in it. Any Greens!!! I've had this for breakfast the past 3 days and one for lunch today with one exception. I was out of bananas so I used an apple instead. The aloe vera is optional. I just know how good they are for you and happen to have a lot of it. <BR> <BR> 1 cup of filtered water <BR> 3 ounces (about 2 cups) of baby spinach <BR> 1 large banana <BR> 4 large strawberries <BR> 10 green grapes <BR> 1 " aloe... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 12:21:59 EST 200,000 Zumba minutes by December-We can DO it!! I did 45 minutes this morning at the gym!!! <BR> <BR> Next person, add your minutes to mine and each subsequent person can add their Zumba minutes as they accumulate!! <BR> <BR> Good luck Zumba peeps!!! <em>345</em> <em>243</em> <em>306</em> <em>220</em> <em>218</em> Mon, 2 Jan 2012 12:08:42 EST Tips or Tricks that work for you <em>220</em> <BR> Feel free to list any tips or tricks that have helped you either get more active or live the good life. If you are like the vast majority of people or me, you are constantly looking for something to help you on your journey to a fit and healthy life. Then you read a small tip or trick to drink more water or eat more veggies, that finally makes it click and you go from struggling to do it to it becoming a habit that you don't even have to think about anymore. <BR> <BR> Hug... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 12:00:42 EST Post Things That Are GOOD For US & WHY! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> There are many benefits to drinking water. Here are just a few: <BR> <BR> The following are some of the things that water will help the body with: <BR> <BR> *Suppresses appetite <BR> <BR> *Assists the body in metabolizing stored fat, because your liver is overloaded when your kidneys don't get enough water. Your liver metabolizes fat, and it can't do that 100% if it is doing the kidneys job. <BR> <BR> *Reduces fat deposits in the body <BR> <BR> *Relieves flui... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 11:55:46 EST WEEKLY, Workout or Weight COUNTDOWN for 2012 Just like counting down for Christmas Day, only it will take the whole year of 2012. <BR> <BR> My Long Term Goal Weight is 125 Lbs. <BR> My Short Term Goal Weight is 155 Lbs. <BR> Sunday is weigh in and measure day for me, you pick your day. <BR> <BR> Come on and join me you'll be glad you did!!! <BR> ---------------------------------------- <BR> *CW~Curent Weight <BR> *TI~Total Inches <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Year: 2011 <BR> Jan. 1 -- CW--176.6 #’s, TI--311.75 in's ... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 11:44:24 EST HIgh October Points-Co ngrats!!! SparkPoints <BR> 1.TERRI289 <BR> 2.LJR4HEALTH <BR> 3.PATCHESOK <BR> 4.JSELLINGTON <BR> 5.REEKU731 <BR> <BR> Fitness Minutes <BR> 1.PATCHESOK <BR> 2.TERRI289 <BR> 3.SUSANA77 <BR> 4.LJR4HEALTH <BR> 5.REEKU731 <BR> <em>334</em> <em>252</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>345</em> <em>242</em> <em>304</em> <em>250</em> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> <em>252</em> <em>306</em> <em>236</em> <em>345</em> <em>242</em> <em>243</em> <em>244</em> <em>334</em> Sun, 30 Oct 2011 20:21:12 EST New to group but being doing zumba for 3 weeks now Hi new here any suggestions on how to get past a plateau? thanks Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:26:27 EST NEWBIE! Love to "meet " you! My name is Melissa and I am new to SparkPeople....Been doing it faithfully for a week now, but did not get on the computer till now! was recently blessed to meet Chris Powell from Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition. It was a meeting that was unexpected and he gave his time to me, sought me out, it was a God thing! He asked me one question that turned my heart around, finally. He asked me "Who are you, Melissa?" I replied, "I am mom, a fat, lazy mom"..with tears...He grabbed my shoulders a... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 03:13:09 EST ZUMBA Hours Done in October or 2011 I thought I would give everybody a place to keep track of the time you spend doing ZUMBA.... <BR> <BR> Mine is: <BR> Total Zumba Hrs. for 2011: 80 Hrs. (at home) <BR> <BR> I hope y'all like this and it will help some of you!!! <BR> <BR> Hugs, Charlie <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 5 Oct 2011 17:59:20 EST TEAM GOALS "ZUMBA, 1 time a Day, 7 times per week" <BR> <BR> Monthly Leaders: ALM0824 <em>205</em> <em>242</em> Sat, 24 Sep 2011 13:59:12 EST What Does Your USER NAME Represent? CHARLIE is my nick name, given by my boss when I sold oil for a Oil Company north of Houston TX. Mon, 19 Sep 2011 23:21:49 EST Hello...newbie here sorry posted in wrong place. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 11:45:00 EST New to Zumba DVDs! Hey everyone :) <BR> <BR> I'm new to SP and I'm trying to lose about 60lbs. I'm super excited that I found these awesome forums for motivation and tips! I just purchased the Zumba Exhilarate dvds and I'm wondering if anyone has tried them yet and what your opinion of the dvd workouts are? I'm really looking forward to using them to dance off as much pounds as possible! :) Tue, 9 Aug 2011 13:28:21 EST Zumba today? Who has Zumba today? At home or at the gym? Tue, 12 Jul 2011 09:17:17 EST Found Zumba back in April HI I'm Linda only have been going to zumba class since April and really look forward to the class just found a new place that I can attend after missing 3 weeks I also recently receive my exhilarate DVD set I started Zumba because I hit a plateau and wasn't going anywhere on the scale it has helped me get to my 1st goal and hoping it will get me to my next step after I have maintained this goal for 3 month Hope to get to know you all here Wed, 22 Jun 2011 19:58:35 EST Burning Feet, Help Please! Hi! <BR> <BR> I'm new to this team and fairly new to Zumba. I have been attending classes with my daughter for about 3 weeks, 3x per week. <BR> <BR> Both my daughter and I have foot issues about 15-20 minutes into an hour class. My feet BURN! Across the ball of my foot especially. It feels like they are on fire! Very uncomfortable. I just bought a new pair of shoes so that may not be the issue. I was going to look into different socks next. My husband also suggested putting a lotion or vase... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 22:17:58 EST zin memebership??? I've noticed on the zumba homepage that you are able to get discounts on merchandise but you need a membership. How do you get one? Are their any other benefits with the membership besides discounts? Thank you Tue, 31 May 2011 16:06:22 EST Well I did it!! After a lot of thinking, I have never done zumba before and read lots of reviews and decided to buy the new dvds. I was really hoping to find a website that I coud do 3 payments on it instead of paying all at once. I bought through Amazon and by the time it was all said and done it was $10 cheaper than buying from zumba's website. I will have to keep coming on here for motivation because I'm notarious for buying excercise stuff and never using them. It is supposed to be here between June ... Mon, 30 May 2011 15:42:59 EST Getting My Groove Back I began working out & following the Atkins plan at the end of October last year. By January I was down 18lbs & 1 dress size. Then in Febuary I began feeling tired all the time, experienced a lack of drive, was easily irriated, etc... My body was telling me something wasn't right, but I didn't pay attention until I stepped on the scale at the end of April and saw that I had gained 14lbs back. I knew a large weight gain like that in a short time when the only habits I'd changed was working out ... Fri, 27 May 2011 17:05:17 EST new here even though i am not new to SP, i haven't found a group that i am wanting to be in. <BR> <BR> i have been doing zumba for a little bit now, and looking for others that love it as much as i do. Thu, 26 May 2011 10:11:45 EST Hola !!! Hello !!! Hi Everyone! My name is Denise and I love Zumba! <BR> <BR> I started Zumba Feb 2009, then had to take some time off but I have been back since January. Started with just one class a week and now I attend evening classes at a local dance studio 5 nights a week, with 4 different instructors or "flavor" ...for me it's not just a workout but I truly enjoy dancing and the "me" time as a stay at home Mom. <BR> <BR> I am new to SP. Joined in March and am still realizing that ther eis a universe ... Wed, 4 May 2011 15:31:08 EST New SP Zumba Team!! Please join!! Hi Zumba Lovers!! <BR> I just started a new Zumba SP team: Zumba Instructors. <BR> This is for ANYBODY who loves Zumba, whether you're certified or not, ZIN or not, teach a class or not. The discussion topics will be relevant to those who lead Zumba classes, but feel free to join if you're just interested!! <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:10:46 EST Never tried Zumba .....But curious.. .advice?? Hello all, <BR> I've never tried Zumba & am curious as to what all of the fuss is about. <BR> How effective a workout is Zumba? <BR> Would you consider it high impact? <BR> It looks like a lot of fun but, I don't like things like step aerobics so, I've been hesitant to try Zumba. <BR> Any advice would be great!! <BR> Thanks, <BR> Jeannie <em>213</em> Sat, 16 Apr 2011 12:47:45 EST Hey there! My name is Holly and I've been on SparkPeople for a couple of months. Just thought I would hop on and introduce myself. In August 2010 I was working for a local gym and weighed 215lbs. Not really the poster child for that industry... I kept hearing people talk about the things they ate and how they recorded it so I thought I would jump on that bandwagon! I got an app on my phone to track my calories in and calories out and started going. Since August, I have lost 45 pounds. However, in the la... Fri, 18 Mar 2011 08:34:20 EST Home for doing ZUMBA with PS3, X-Box and Wii.... Challenge for this month is 40 minutes at a minimum of 3x per week! <BR> <BR> Since I believe the Wii is the only version that gives you a score at the end, for those with the Wii version, you can also post your high scores. <BR> <BR> Hugs, <em>247</em> Charlie Sat, 12 Mar 2011 09:58:21 EST Share your 2011 Goals? My goals for 2011are: <BR> <BR> Short Range Goal: 150#s <BR> Long Range Goal: 135#’s <BR> and <BR> Long Range Goal: lose 65 inches over all. I have lost 22.5 inches so far. <BR> <BR> I would love to lose a pound a week but I have been stuck in the 175 range since last Oct. so I would settle for a pound a month. <BR> <BR> I'm beginning to think, I may as well just accept the fact that I will never be thin again. I guess when some people (like me) reach a certain age their body just says n... Mon, 7 Mar 2011 12:11:32 EST Zumba *** Zumba *** Zumba & Feel the Music!!! <em>129</em> <em>26</em> I Absolutely LOVE Zumba !!! <em>26</em> <em>129</em> Thu, 3 Mar 2011 10:27:26 EST Monthly Log-In for your Weight & Inches*** I thought we needed a NEW name for this thread and a better explanation of how to use this thread, I sure hope y'all don't mind. <BR> <BR> Just replace the month with your Weight and Total Inches. I measure in 11 places, then I just total the inches. This has helped me see how I'm actually doing and maybe it would help you. <BR> <BR> Example: <BR> 1. Left Bicep - <BR> 2. Left Forearm- <BR> 3. Neck- <BR> 4. Chest- <BR> 5. Bust- <BR> 6. Midriff- <BR> 7. Waist- <BR> 8. Tummy- <BR> 9. Hips- <BR... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 14:56:27 EST What’s your Top list of the best songs for Zumba… Mine Are: <BR> <BR> 1. 1. Hips don’t Lie, bamboo – Shakira <BR> <link><BR>NR=1 </link> <BR> <BR> 2. Arranca en Fa" from - Limi-T 21 (The 2nd song). <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> <BR> <BR> 3. mueve la colita <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Feb 2011 18:42:51 EST DITCH the WORKOUT & Join the Party! About ZUMBA... About <BR> <BR> ZUMBA FITNESS®. MOVING THE WORLD TO A NEW BEAT. <BR> Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. <BR> Who We Are <BR> <BR> Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning produ... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 13:29:37 EST 3 Tips To Get Back On Your Diet This young woman is so down to earth and I think makes a lot of good points! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>h#p/u/2/UtoV9pJd6eU </link> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 10:20:16 EST A Few Basic Zumba Steps Basic Zumba Steps <BR> <BR> <link><BR>res/zu mba/index.html </link> Sat, 29 Jan 2011 19:45:53 EST Weekly, Goal Weight Count Down for 2011 (Just like counting down for Christmas Day, only it will take longer.) <BR> My Goal Weight is 135 Lbs. <BR> Sunday is weigh in and measure day for me, you pick your day. <BR> <BR> SW~ Start Weight <BR> CW~ Current Weight <BR> GW~ Goal Weight <BR> TI ~ Total Inches <BR> <BR> Fri, 21 Jan 2011 16:58:42 EST 5 INCH CHALLENGE 1"~2"~3"~4"~5" When I was in my 20's I worked at health studios in Houston TX , Seattle WA and Chicago IL and one of the most important things they trained the employees to do was to measure people and where to measure them, and the importance of it. So when I start with Sarkpeople, besides weighing myself I measured myself too, in eleven places. <BR> <BR> 1. Left Bicep ~ <BR> 2. Neck ~ <BR> 3. Chest ~ <BR> 4. Bust ~ <BR> 5. Midriff ~ <BR> 6. Waist ~ <BR> 7. Tummy ~ <BR> 8. Hips ~ <BR> 9. Left Thi... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 10:39:43 EST Calorie Burn Challenge We are totally going to make this easy! All we have to do is keep track of how many calories we burn each week. The key is to get in cardio and strength training throughout the week and challenge our bodies. We are all at different levels and that is all right. <BR> <BR> LET's HAVE FUN and BE CREATIVE! <BR> <BR> Week 2 of January <BR> 1/9: none <BR> 1/10:none <BR> 1/11:none <BR> 1/12: Callantics CB-256, Walk/3mil CB-308 <BR> 1/13: Zumba -CB 500 <BR> 1/14: None <BR> 1/15: Mucking 3... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 17:56:06 EST My Interest and Hobbies are: My Interest and Hobbies are: <BR> I like to talk to you guys here on our Team. <BR> <BR> I like to train my horses to do new things. <BR> <BR> I am teaching myself to play a guitar. <BR> <BR> I loved to Zumba, walk and do Callantics. <BR> (Once I can get myself back into the habit, I will love it again. I stopped all of it last Oct. and boy is it hard for me to get the habit back again). <BR> <BR> WHAT ARE YOUR Interest and Hobbies? <BR> (Please, Copy & Paste this Question at the bottom ... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 11:36:05 EST Progress Not Perfection - Weekly Weigh-In This thread is to help us with accountability. No need to post your actual weight and you can weigh-in any day, just be consistent and weigh-in on a regular basis and post your results whether or not you've lost weight, stayed the same or gained. This way we can help each other celebrate and stay motivated when the scale is not moving or moving in the wrong direction. Fri, 14 Jan 2011 13:27:45 EST Just say HeIlo & if you are new to Zumba <em>235</em> <em>223</em> Welcome to your new team! Please, make yourself at home here. You can share your interest, diets, workouts, or what ever you would like too. <BR> <em>304</em> for joining use! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Hugs, Charlie Fri, 14 Jan 2011 12:28:39 EST For new SparkPeople: how to make a Spark Page <em>235</em> <em>235</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <em>228</em> <BR> PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS POST...FOR INFORMATION ONLY!!!! <BR> <BR> How to make a Spark Page. <BR> -------------------------------------- <BR> # Go to the SparkPages tab. <BR> # Click Create a New SparkPage (or View Your SparkPage, then Edit SparkPage if you already have one). <BR> # Complete the information for the title and description of your SparkPage. Your SparkPage can also be used as a personal homepa... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 09:35:13 EST COUNT ME IN!!! Join in: It starts on What Ever Day You Read This! <BR> <BR> Zumba is so HOT right now! Why not make Zumba (or any exercise) a habit!! <BR> <BR> Start by setting 2-3 goals to help you lose weight and feel great with Zumba <BR> and any other form of exercise that you enjoy!! <BR> <BR> Are you in? If so, please follow the directions below. <BR> ---------------------------------------- <BR> <BR> 1) List your top 3 goals that you would like to meet during this time. <BR> 2) Copy and p... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 13:25:24 EST A place for Your Favorite ZUMBA YouTube's I Love this one!!! It is one I can do at home. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 11:14:10 EST A place for Your Favorite ZUMBA DVD's I Love this one!!! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 11:10:46 EST How Much Weight have you Lost doing ZUMB? I'm really interested in how you are doing with Zumba! <BR> <BR> Have you lost any weight or inches since you started doing Zumba? Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:50:10 EST How Important is Keeping Your Weight Records ? This is my last years record of my weight. It has helped me to stick to my program and helped me set my monthly goals. It has also showed me how long I have been stuck in the 170's. Could something like this help you? If so there is a thread for it here called: COPY this & ADD YOUR NAME & WEIGHT!!! <BR> <BR> Charlie-B Yr.2010, Jan/197.4/193.0/190.2/187.0/178. <BR> 2/174.8/170.0/169.2/170.2/73.2/173.2 <BR> <BR> Yr.2011, <BR> 174.2/Feb/Mar/Apr/May <BR> /Jun/Jul/Aug/Sept/Nov/Dec Sat, 8 Jan 2011 11:01:07 EST What was your New Year's Resolution? Mine was to start exercising again! Sat, 8 Jan 2011 10:49:34 EST ??? DO YOU WANT TO START A NEW THREAD HERE??? Just click on the heading of this Forum (Zumba Fitness/Party, Weigh-in & Measure) or any heading of a Forum. Then click on "Create a New Thread" Sat, 8 Jan 2011 10:43:57 EST ??? DO YOU WANT TO START A NEW THREAD HERE??? Anyone can start a new thread about any subject related to weight!!! Sat, 8 Jan 2011 10:38:13 EST the final weight loss attempt! hi! <BR> <BR> I weighed 80 Kilos in July 2007....78 in Nov 2007....74 in April 2008... 72 in December 2008... and then i stopped excerssing (yea dont ask me why!1).... then began my weight gain program.... after 2 years i have managed to put on 4 kgs mroe than my starting weight in 2007.... right now i weigh 84 kgs...and i had lmost given up hope on my lazy habits! <BR> <BR> <BR> then came ZUMBA!!!!.... i know its been less than a week since i started doing the Zumba DVD series... but i LO... Tue, 28 Dec 2010 11:19:44 EST Zumba at Curves???? Hey Fellow Zumba lovers!! <BR> <BR> Do any of you take or lead a Zumba in the Circuit class at Curves?? <BR> <BR> I'm a new instructor and I'm very interested in possibly doing this!! It seems fun and much less intimidating than leading a full hour-long regualr Zumba class. <BR> <BR> Please tell me about your experience if you've done it (either taken the class or lead it). <BR> What did you think ? <BR> Is it fun?? <BR> Difficult to teach/do in the small space and in 30-sec increments? <B... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 13:31:27 EST New to group Hey Everyone! I am new to this group but I LOVE Zumba!!! I found some youtube videos with Zumba workouts and I use those and then take the class at my local gym. Before Thanksgiving, I was working out consistently with Zumba but then I got sick and then Thanksgiving came. I am hoping to get back into the routine this week. I am really needing motivation and support. Looking forward to meeting and getting fit with you all! Sun, 28 Nov 2010 11:20:11 EST zumba fitness Hi I am new to this forum. I started doing Zumba the beginning of this month and love it. I go two times a week so far but thinking about adding another day. For anyone who has been doing it for awhile. What kind of results can I start looking for and what time line. Mon, 22 Nov 2010 09:08:08 EST JUST ARRIVED! HI EVERYONE! I'M DEE AND I JUST STARTED HERE SO I'M STILL LEARNING ABOUT EVERYTHING HERE. I WELCOME YOUR COMMENTS,SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT.I EXPECT MY ZUMBA PROGRAM TO COME ANY DAY NOW AND AM EXCITED TO GET STARTED. <em>224</em> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:32:28 EST New to Zumba!!! I fell in love with Zumba!!! This is something I can do and have fun at the same time. Does not seem like I am exercising at all!!! So I think I have found my way back to being healthy by moving at Zumba classes!!! XOXO <BR> Sun, 14 Nov 2010 23:52:31 EST Hello Everytbody!! Hi!! I'm Kirsten! <BR> Just what I need--another Zumba team and MORE Zumba-friends!! Hahahaha!! <BR> I LOVE ZUmba! I've been doing it for 2 years, and just recently became a certified "instructor" (although I don't instruct anyone yet!!). More of an Instructor-in-training... <BR> <BR> Looking forward to hearing more about everyone's Zumba experiences! <em>213</em> Fri, 5 Nov 2010 09:45:54 EST Hello Hi, I am new to this team and have just begun zumba class, and latin dance at home three weeks ago. Love it! <em>331</em> Sat, 2 Oct 2010 17:13:03 EST Hi all! :o) My name is Sherry and I've just started Zumba today! I'm so excited about it. I have seen it on TV, the internet, heard about on the radio and I've been wondering what the heck it was all about. I caught one of the infomercials the other day and decided to order it. It won't get here until Tuesday, so I found one to do online. I LOVED it! I am soooo not a dancer and I couldn't do all the moves....but it was still so much fun. I can't wait until the DVD's come in! I have a lot of weight... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 17:51:11 EST Wide shoes for Zumba I just started doing Zumba and my sneakers ain't cuttin' it. Any suggestions for where I can find zumba shoes for my (unfortunately) big feet (10w)? <BR> <BR> I looked at Zappos but they are all standard width. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> Patricia Fri, 17 Sep 2010 07:37:35 EST New to Zumba and the Group Hi everyone: I just started Zumba 3 weeks ago and I really like it. I've done Latin and African dance for a long time (but really sporadically so I still have to work on all the steps!). This is the most fun I've had exercising! <BR> I'm glad to find new Zumba friends here! <BR> Patricia Fri, 17 Sep 2010 07:35:47 EST some questions on zumba I have been wanting to buy the dvd's but a little worried for the cost that I won't be able to do them. I am very uncordinated and have alot of left feet. I have never been able to follow a routine well (can never keep up). Can you buy the dvd's in a store? And for those who have been doing them...when you first started was it hard to do the moves? Wed, 18 Aug 2010 21:17:46 EST The Gabriel Method...Who's heard of it ? If you have NEVER heard of Jon Gabriel, check him out. He lost 225 lbs without dieting. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 09:00:09 EST Hi Everyone Hey there, I am new to Zumba, just opened the box today and did the basics. And boy is it a workout, haven't even really started and can feel it, but it was fun. I think I may have actually found something I won't get bored with. Gonna take me a while to get the basics down, but I'll get there. Sat, 7 Aug 2010 18:18:43 EST New to Zumba:) I was invited to join this group by CharlieB, I have heard of Zumba, our YMCA offers a class but I have never taken it. I would like to learn more from all of you. My exercise routine includes biking, running, and swimming.Love to ride my horses too. I have never gotten very regular with strength training so maybe I can get some encouragement in that area too. I know that I need that. Looking forward to getting to know everyone. Gail Sun, 1 Aug 2010 23:07:50 EST ZUMBAWEAR!! What do y'all like to wear to Zumba in? Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:36:05 EST ZUMBAWEAR!! What do you wear to Zumba classes? <BR> <BR> Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:29:07 EST Zumba Calories Burned Zumba Calories Burned Info <BR> <BR> This is information I got from another Zumba person, and I think it depends on what you weigh now. Like maybe the more you weigh the more calories you will burn. <BR> <BR> <BR> Zumba - low impact - 60 minutes = 600 cal <BR> <BR> Zumba - medium impact - 60 minutes = 800 cal <BR> <BR> Zumba - high impact - 60 minutes = 1000 cal <BR> Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:24:11 EST August Challenge I have decided to make an August challenge for myself and anyone who wants to join me. The first part of the challenge is to have a minimum of cardio minutes that I will do weekly. I have picked 300 cardio mins weekly (1200 mins for the month). This includes any type of cardio (Zumba, walking, jogging, running...of course mostly Zumba!) Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:38:57 EST Where do you Zumba & how many times a week? I have been doing it at home 3 times a week for over a year with this Youtube. <link> </link> <BR> <BR> This week I get to start with a class here in my little town on Thur. nights. Fri, 30 Jul 2010 09:18:25 EST Lovin Zumba at 58 Don't know all the steps but you know what I don't care! It makes me break into a sweat really fast. Full of high energy! Never thought I would be caught dead in a sports bra & shorts but with Zumba its a necessity! My 24 year old daughter is jealous of all my energy and the fact that I weigh less than her--it has motivated her to get a move on! Just do it--don't worry about what others think..... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 19:42:08 EST New to Spark & new to Zumba Hope this works. I think I really need a support system, to know there are people like me, both trying to lose weight and be healthier. <BR> Tried Zumba through utube and just can't get the footwork, Many of the basics are gone through too quickly for an old gal like me to catch. Does the book or DVD explain them slower? Or will I be forever tripping over my feet? Tue, 15 Jun 2010 17:54:10 EST new here Hello everyone! I'm new to this group. Kind of new to spark people as well--not as active on spark people as I should be with working FT and school FT. I heard a lot about zumba and I would love to test it out. does anyone know if it is available in stores or just online? I'm currently on a pretty tight budget so if anyone has suggestions as to where I could buy it for cheaper than the Zumba website, please let me know :) Tue, 15 Jun 2010 07:43:35 EST Got the Zumba DVDs I ordered and rec'd the Zumba DVDs hope I can do this! It really looks fun! I am going to try to try this to night!! Wish me luck!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>321</em> Thu, 20 May 2010 16:41:05 EST Hi I am New!!! I have been with Spark for 2 1/2 months and Love it!! I have just discovered zumba and want to try it! I have ordered the kit and will probably have it tomorrow! I hope I can do this! I think it will be a great change from regular exercise!! I will post again when I get the DVD and things and try this! Look for updates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Wed, 19 May 2010 17:01:05 EST Newbie to spark Hello, <BR> I am new to spark but love the website already. It is full of information about the subjects I seem most interested in as well as so many others. I look forward to logging in daily. Sun, 16 May 2010 09:29:08 EST Hello from Michigan! I'm new to this team & just recently returned to Sparkpeople!! <BR> <BR> I purchased some Zumba DVDs but have yet to receive them. I can't wait to see what this is all about!! Thu, 22 Apr 2010 14:20:49 EST ZUMBA MINUTES ~~ Ditch the Workout !!! Post your ZUMBA minutes here!!! Thu, 22 Apr 2010 00:54:00 EST can't find zumba in the cardio exercise list I am trying to put zumba in the fitness log for today but can't find it. Is zumba not listed as cardio? It should be!! Tue, 20 Apr 2010 10:26:41 EST COPY this & ADD YOUR NAME & WEIGHT!!! <em>227</em> BY ONCE A MONTH! <BR> Really simple. Commit to being here on the First of every month to post your weight. <BR> <BR> You can copy all the names and weights and paste them into your post,then at the bottom add your name and replace the month with your weight. Sat, 17 Apr 2010 15:22:31 EST 5 Pound CHALLENGE -#+ ~*~*~*~*+#- This is a challenge to lose 5lbs at a time, hence the name "5 LB Challenge". <BR> <BR> Anyone can join at anytime. Just copy and paste and add your name to the list. Everyone will be in first place until someone starts losing and we get shoved to the bottom. Update your weight as often as you like. When someone loses 5lbs we will start all over again to see who will be the next Big Loser. GOOD LUCK! <BR> <BR> <BR> RANK&NAME~~START~~GOAL~CURRENT~#'S TO GO <BR> #1~Charlie~188.6~~183.6~188.2... Sat, 17 Apr 2010 14:37:31 EST Hey ya'll!! I'm Cheryl and I'm near Charlotte, NC. I take Zumba twice a week in Matthews and I am LOVING it!! I've been with spark for a while, but I'm new to Zumba. My reward for the next 10 pounds gone is to order the DVDs so I can do Zumba when I want, but I will still go to the classes too! <BR> <BR> I have a wonderful supportive hubby and we have 2 wonderful children ages 5 & 3. My 5 yo loves to play soccer and run around - I love that I have more energy to do that with her. My 3 yo is ALLLLLL... Mon, 12 Apr 2010 06:08:31 EST ZUMBA TIME~~!!!~~~!!! What days do you ZUMBA and how many mins. or hrs. do you ZUMBA? <BR> <em>15</em> <em>9</em> Wed, 7 Apr 2010 21:31:12 EST FOOD JOURNAL I'm starting on Atkins Induction <BR> <BR> Week One <BR> <BR> SUN.3-28-10 Cals:1,335 ~ Carbs:20 <BR> MON.3-29-10 Cals:0,774 ~ Carbs:18.4 <BR> TUE.3-30-10 Cals:1,115 ~ Carbs:11.4 <BR> WED.3-31-10 Cals:1,292 ~ Carbs:19.5 <BR> THU.4-01-10 Cals:1,165 ~ Carbs:18.6 <BR> FRI.4-02-10 Cals:1,193 ~ Carbs:17.8 <BR> SAT.4-03-10 Cals:1,180 ~ Carbs:15.1 <BR> <BR> Breakfast: Coffee with whipping cream & steva, 2 Eggs & 2 Sausage, 2 8oz cups Water <BR> <BR> Snack: 1oz Colby Cheese <BR> <BR> L... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 21:16:03 EST American Idol......Who's your fav Who do think will win this year? Thu, 1 Apr 2010 02:22:56 EST BirthDays* *-*-*-*-*- Mine is Sept. 19th! When is yours? Thu, 1 Apr 2010 02:15:01 EST FIRST to NEXT SIZE DOWN...... .......... <em>87</em> Starting April 1st: <em>145</em> <BR> If you get into a smaller size of anything, from a ring to a shoe. <em>346</em> Post it here!!!! <BR> <BR> This is a CHALLENGE to see who's 1st every month and how many sizes we can go DOWN, so we'll run this every month INDEFINITELY!!! <BR> <BR> Post what ever kind of exercise you are doing and what kind of life style diet you are on too! <em>318</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>319</em> <BR> <BR> Post any time someone says you... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 02:06:26 EST 1st TO NEXT SIZE DOWN from doing ZUMBA or......... <em>87</em> Starting April 1st: <em>448</em> <BR> <BR> If you get into a smaller size of anything, from a ring to a shoe. <em>346</em> Post it here!!!! <BR> <BR> This is a CHALLENGE to see who's 1st every month and how many sizes we can go DOWN, so we'll run this every month INDEFINITELY!!! <BR> <BR> Post what ever kind of exercise you are doing and what kind of life style diet you are on too! <em>318</em> <em>300</em> <em>403</em> <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <em>319</em> <BR> <B... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 12:13:29 EST WEEKLY WEIGH IN ~~~ 25 POUNDS in 25 WEEKS <em>249</em> Back to SP 2/11/10 <BR> Last June 2009 I had gotten down to 185 Lbs from 198 Lbs <BR> Today 2/11/10 I weigh 197.4. <BR> <BR> My Plan: <BR> Calories --1200 to 1500 <BR> Carbs. ------- 20 <BR> <BR> BURN 3500 CALORIES by <BR> Walk -------3 Miles a Day <BR> & Callanetics 1 Hr. a Day <BR> Or ZUMBA 1 Hr. a Day <BR> <BR> Bowflex 4 Days a Week <BR> M & TH ~ Upper body <BR> TU & FR ~ Lower body <BR> <BR> <em>344</em> 25 POUNDS IN 25 WEEKS!!! <BR> <BR> GOALS: <BR> 1ST Month W... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 12:13:06 EST FEEL the MUSIC !!! ZUMBA ~~~ ZUMBA ~~~ ZUMBA <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> & SPARKLE <BR> <em>198</em> SPARKLE <BR> <em>198</em> SPARKLE Mon, 15 Mar 2010 11:20:31 EST "NEVER give up!" she says, & always Walks The Talk A person that I count as a dear friend Carol, said " I will NEVER GIVE UP!!!" and she does Walk The Talk. In other words she doesn't just sit around like I have done and talk about eating right and exercising she really does it, she Walks The Talk, as I say. <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter how many times she has fallen, she Never Gives Up. That takes a strong woman and I admire her for that. Do you know any one like that? <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Charlie Wed, 10 Mar 2010 21:56:22 EST INCHES LOST CHALLENGE I measure in 11 places. <BR> Neck---------.50" <BR> L. Bicept---1.00" <BR> L. Forearm---.00" <BR> Chest-------2.50" <BR> Bust---------.75" <BR> Midrif------3.50" <BR> Waist-------2.00" <BR> Tummy-------2.50" <BR> Hips---------.50" <BR> L. Thigh-----.50" <BR> L. Calf------.50" <BR> TOTAL LOST THIS WEEK 13.75" <BR> <BR> Free Weights or Bowflex for changing motablism <em>330</em> <BR> ZUMBA & Core Rhythms Baby <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> Febuary 2010 <BR> Thur. 2/11 Total-335.50 Inches <em>249<... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 10:43:42 EST Did You Know That I....... I have a small ranch in North Texas and raise beef cattle, guineas, and chickens. <BR> <BR> <em>145</em> <BR> Charlie Tue, 9 Mar 2010 09:01:10 EST What Pets Do You Have ? We have lots of Pets! <BR> <BR> Our Dog Old Yeller, I walk with her sometime. <BR> Two barn cats, Jasper and Cally <BR> Two Horses, Nubbin and Chey riding is great exercise. <BR> Belted Galloway Cattle, they all have names. <BR> 5 Hens and 1 Roster, they all have names too. <BR> About 30 Guineas, to many to name and I can't tell them apart. Tue, 9 Mar 2010 08:51:10 EST ICHES LOST CHALLENGE I Measure in 11 places <em>7</em> <BR> Neck---------.50" <BR> L. Bicept----.75" <BR> L. Forearm---.00" <BR> Chest-------2.50" <BR> Bust---------.75" <BR> Midrif------3.50" <BR> Waist-------2.00" <BR> Tummy-------2.50" <BR> Hips---------.50" <BR> L. Thigh-----.50" <BR> L. Calf------.50" <BR> TOTAL LOST THIS WEEK 13.50" <BR> ZUMBA ZUMBA Baby <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> Febuary 2010 <BR> Thur. 2/11 Total-335.50 Inches <em>249</em> <BR> Thur. 2/18 Total-330.00 Overall Inches Lost 5.50" <BR> Th... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 11:09:07 EST CALORIE BURN CHALLENGE Calories Burned <BR> Goal 3500 a Week <BR> Plan 500 Daily <BR> <BR> <BR> Week One <em>346</em> <BR> 2/28 Through 3/6 <BR> <BR> 2/28 Sunday---524 <BR> 3/1 Monday---690 <BR> 3/2 Tuesday--472 <BR> 3/3 Wednesday--310 <BR> 3/4 Thursday - -0- <BR> 3/5 Friday - -0- Hubby in hospital <BR> 3/6 Saturday -0- Hubby in hospital <BR> TOTAL Burned = 1996 <BR> <BR> Sun, 7 Mar 2010 10:33:11 EST Where Do You "Zumba" ? I Zumba in my living room all by myself and have a great time! <em>218</em> <BR> <BR> Charlie Mon, 1 Mar 2010 10:56:30 EST A Challenge To Keep Each Other MOTIVATED. ........ We start a new month tomorrow so, let's march into March, determined and motivated each other! <BR> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Let's do this together to make it through our up's & downs. If you want to state what your goal is for this month, I will cheer you on. <em>224</em> We all need support, right! <BR> <BR> My Goal for March is to lose 10 pounds. To do it I plan on burning 3500 calories each week. So I'm going to start my pounds lo... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 22:00:16 EST Hi everyone I had been apart of this site before, but my goals were set to "maintain" and so I never got many results because my diet was still much higher in calories. At the time, of course, I wasn't too interested in losing weight. Now I have a new account for "losing" even though I don't wish to lose much. I mainly want to lose some body fat, tone up and strengthen my muscles, and just have better cardiovascular health. For exercise, I enjoy Zumba (my favorite), yoga, running, swimming, elliptical, f... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 09:59:53 EST Zumba classes in Ionia County, Michigan Hello fellow Sparks! My name is Nikki and I am Zumba instructor. I have been certified for Zumba Basics, Zumba Gold (Seniors and deconditioned beginners) and ZumbAtomic (kids Zumba). I will also be certified for Basics 2 this month and Zumba Toning next month. I currently teach classes in the Ionia County area. I would love for some of my fellow sparks to join me. My class schedule is as follows: <BR> <BR> Mondays ~ Viking Sportsplex, Lake Odessa, 6pm <BR> <BR> Tuesdays & Thursdays ~ ... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 09:21:33 EST Healthy Zumba Dancers have goals!! Let's all post at least one goal for January here!! We can check on each other and do daily/weekly updates when possible. <BR> <BR> January goal: to do a new class or exercise dvd per day Thu, 31 Dec 2009 08:41:21 EST Every Day I am grateful for.... Being able to get up and exercise!! Thu, 31 Dec 2009 08:36:36 EST ZUMBAWEAR!! hey guys i can't believe I never thought of this before when I did orders, but I'm ordering some wholesale Zumbawear from an instructors only site, email me if you might be interested. I am ordering purple cargo pants and yellow, black, and purple tank tops. <BR> <BR> If interested, email me at or message me on SP for pricing and photos. Try to get in touch by tomorrow mid-day to be sure to get your size. I'm going to post this on all the Zumba teams so sorry if yo... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 23:30:58 EST Charlie? Can anyone tell me what happened to Charlie? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 24 Aug 2009 10:12:01 EST Hello!!! My name is Liz and I took my first Zumba class this past Wednesday. I loved it! My Gym offers it three times a week , but I'll only be able to do the Monday night class. I'm also taking a Water aerobics class on Tues and Thurs and wanting to do strength training two times a week. I would love to do more Zumba, but I have a knee injury, but I can admit I kept up pretty well in class on Wed. I feel like once I lose more weight, have less stress on my knee...I'll do more Zumba. Fri, 21 Aug 2009 04:20:00 EST Hi there! I came across this site looking to find more info on Zumba. I am taking my first class tonight with my 16 y/o daughter and am very excited about it! it's offered at the Y in my area and I can go 3x a week if I wish. A couple of my gf's that are doing it say that I will love it! Music and dancing - how could i not? Glad to be here. Thu, 6 Aug 2009 10:26:47 EST I CHALLENGE YOU to Post Something Here! <em>40</em> Yes, This means YOU!!! <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> Some of you have NEVER posted and you don't know how much you are missing by not talking. So. please post anything that pops into your mind right now, even if it is to tell me off! <BR> <BR> I need to know you to support you!!! <BR> <em>46</em> PLEASE HELP ME TO HELP YOU...... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> Hugs, Charlie Sun, 17 May 2009 10:15:43 EST Who's doing the 200-Sit-Up Challenge with me? <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Well, CRUNCHES not Sit-Ups!!! <BR> <BR> If you're serious about increasing your core strength, follow this six week training program and you'll soon be on your way to completing 200 consecutive sit-ups! <BR> <BR> Please note, due to the potential risk of spinal damage involved with performing traditional sit-ups, the two hundred sit- ups program will utilize the more common crunch or curl up exercise. <BR> <BR> Throughout this site, w... Sun, 10 May 2009 12:20:30 EST What Does Your User Name Represent? Hi Y'all, <BR> <BR> Well, CHARLIE is my nick name and BW are my initials! <BR> <BR> Can you guess my real name? HINT: Think news lady! <BR> <BR> Hugs, Charlie <em>220</em> Tue, 28 Apr 2009 19:48:43 EST Today I am grateful for......... I went to give blood today. As I was waiting for it to finish, I couldn't help but wonder, who would get my blood. Would it be a man, a woman, a child? Someone that is getting an operation. <BR> <BR> I am thankful that I have my health, and am able to help someone who might need it. <BR> <BR> What are you grateful for today? Thu, 23 Apr 2009 21:44:00 EST New ZUMBA videos ............ <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 14 Apr 2009 09:58:32 EST WHO is doing LOW-CARB??? I am and have been doing Low-Carb and I have been stalled for months now. I am a diabetic so Low-Carb is best for me and I have lost 50 pounds on it in the past. <BR> <BR> I am asking because of being stalled so, I'm looking for answers. <BR> <BR> 1.) Is anyone on our team on the Low-carb why of life??? <BR> <BR> 2.) Is anyone else a diabetic??? <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie <BR> <em>220</em> Fri, 3 Apr 2009 09:52:03 EST Who's doing the 100-push up challenge with me? A couple people expressed interest in doing this, so here is the link for those of you who didn't read that: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I'll be doing my push ups on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (or maybe Sunday). Tue, 31 Mar 2009 15:02:30 EST What a great idea! I just got the Zumba DVDs the other day, and just love them. I have to admit, I can't finish the workouts but I'm thinking if I can do as much as possible and make it a goal to eventually get through the whole work order that's a start. <BR> <BR> When I was younger, weight was never a problem and I finally figured out why. I never ate very well, didn't exercise at all. But I went out dancing, every night with my friends. <BR> <BR> This is the only workout video that makes me want to exerci... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 21:29:51 EST Regarding "Team" Main Photo <BR> I thought I would start a topic about what is posted as the current team photo. I am planning to change the photo up from time to time. <BR> <BR> If you have a great ZUMBA photo , let me know and I will see if we can use it. <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie <BR> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 14:21:54 EST I'm officially a Zumba Instructor now! If you are a member on any of the other Zumba SP teams, I apologize b/c I'm going to post this on all 3 of them that I am a member of. I am just so excited! <BR> <BR> Ok now, several people have asked how the workshop was. Here's my general nutshell version of my day: <BR> We drove to Martinsburg, WV Friday night and spent the night at the hotel. I had packed WAY too much. The email I got from Erick (ZES) said to bring 3 outfits for the day, water, snacks, lunch. So at registration, I go... Sun, 15 Mar 2009 23:00:56 EST SISTER-CHICKES GOALS MARCH GOALS FOR SISTER~CHICKS <em>448</em> : <BR> (I will edit this message box only as the month goes by). <BR> <em>228</em> If YOU Want IN just copy all of this and add your own Name, Goals, and set it up like you want your month to go and delete the rest of what you don't want, AND LET'S <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> SISTER~CHICK <em>145</em> Charlie's goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Get in the Habit of ZUMBA 2 days, Strength Train 2days, Callenetics 2 days & walking 2 days a week. <BR> 2. Lose a to... Tue, 3 Mar 2009 12:24:39 EST WHY DID YOU JOIN THIS TEAM??? I start this team last Aug. 2008 and I am just glad it is growing and you guys seem to like it. I know there are thousands of teams for you to chose from so I was wondering why you chose this one. <BR> <BR> So, if you would say why, I would love to know! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie <BR> <em>220</em> Mon, 2 Mar 2009 12:23:20 EST ZUMBA SISTER-CHICKS CHALLENGE MARCH CHALLENGE FOR SISTER~CHICKS <em>448</em> : <BR> (I will edit this message box only as the month goes by). <BR> <em>228</em> If YOU Want IN just copy all of this and add your own Name, Goals, and set it up like you want your month to go and delete the rest of what you don't want, AND LET'S <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> SISTER~CHICK <em>145</em> Charlie's goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Get in the ZUMBA (Habit)3 days & Strength Train (Habit) 2days a week. <BR> 2. Lose a total of 5 inches over all, ... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 10:32:28 EST Carol's honeymoon phase..... I want that too!!! Carol, tell us about it. What is "The Honeymoon Phase" to you? <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie <BR> SISTER-CHICK <em>145</em> Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:46:51 EST Everyone: What are your goals? Copy/paste/write your answers... <BR> <BR> Let's say your fitness/weight loss goals in total: <BR> <BR> For this coming week: <BR> For this coming month: <BR> For 2009: <BR> What obstacles will get in your way?: <BR> How will you overcome them?: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 19:23:04 EST need help identifying this awesome zumba song! it's the 3rd song they do here: <BR><BR>F4 <BR> <BR> it comes on around the 8:00 minute mark. <BR> <BR> thanks! Tue, 17 Feb 2009 21:13:36 EST Thought for today If I don't take care of my body.............where will I live? <BR> <BR> Hugs, Carol Tue, 17 Feb 2009 11:56:49 EST Who Has Inspired You Today and WHY??? I have been reading SparkPages from all over SparkPeople and I get so INSPIRED sometime by what and how people have done to reach their goals. So I thought I would start a Thread that might help us all to reach our goals. <BR> <BR> Today the person who INSPIRED me is WISETERRI2 <BR> <BR> She started with SP Oct. 23, 2007 with a goal of losing down to 175 pounds. Her start weight was 360 pounds and she is now at 274 pounds. That's 86 pounds lost folks. <BR> <BR> One of her goals was to ex... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 10:52:44 EST WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY FOR YOUR WORKOUT??? I workout at home most of the time with exercise DVDs Zumba (U-Tube), Core Rhythms, & Callanetics; and strength training on my BowFlex; or walking outside and sometime I ride my horse. <BR> <BR> My goal is to exercise at least 5 days a week first thing in the morning. <BR> <BR> Today I did Strength training on the BowFlex ~ 45 minutes! Sat, 14 Feb 2009 11:50:19 EST NEW To The TEAM??? <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> Just say, Hi and we'll all, Welcome You To The <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie <BR> <em>220</em> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 12:37:52 EST I Have an IDEA! <em>189</em> <BR> Why not invite one of your friends from another team to join you here on your team, “Dance to get Skinny & Healthy again with ZUMBA”. <BR> <BR> What do you think of that <em>3</em> ? <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <em>58</em> JOIN THE <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Carlie <BR> <em>220</em> Wed, 11 Feb 2009 12:29:33 EST BIRTHDAY PARTIES !!!!!!! <em>235</em> TO THE <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> HAPPY BIRTHDAY DUBBY-DUBBY <em>285</em> <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> <em>44</em> <em>19</em> <em>407</em> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>144</em> <em>44</em> <em>76</em> <BR> <em>236</em> DUBBY'S 70 Years YOUNG in FEBRUARY <em>236</em> <em>212</em> <em>76</em> <em>107</em> <em>212</em> <em>144</em> <BR> <em>285</em> <em>44</em> <em>19</em> <em>407</em> <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> WHAT MONTH IS ... Wed, 4 Feb 2009 10:18:08 EST sparkpeople customer service I asked them to pretty pretty please add zumba as a cardio option. <BR> <BR> I'll let everyone know what they say! Fri, 30 Jan 2009 15:12:03 EST What is your favorite zumba song! I know that there is too many to choose from but I love pegale a beat,rakata, and my favorite, I just want to be happy by Gloria Estefan. Tell us your favorites!! <BR> <BR> <em>448</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Dancing Zumba Chick!! Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:59:25 EST Team, Please Welcome Terri as our new Co-Leader~~ Thank you Terri for accepting my request. I am looking forward to being Co-Leaders for this great Team of Friends with you. I hope to get to know our old friends here better and make lots of new friends as time goes by, together. <BR> <BR> Here's a BIG TEXAS WELCOME!!! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Charlie <BR> <em>247</em> Tue, 27 Jan 2009 23:22:38 EST Huddle Pals Unite !~!~!~? Hello Dance to get Skinny & Healthy again with ZUMBA <BR> TEAM, <BR> <BR> We now have 3 people out of 16 that are Huddle Pals, Terri, Dubby, and Me! <BR> <BR> Let's all Huddle everyday and make this this the best small Huddle Team on SparkPeople. It only takes a minute and it counts points for you and the team if you join the Team Goal. <em>303</em> DO Become a Huddle PAL... <BR> <BR> I believe that it helps to stay focused and like anything else it becomes a good habit and will help u... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:51:51 EST How do you feel today... use emoticons! <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> But today is a new begining!!! <em>246</em> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:06:20 EST Do you reward yourself? If you set mini goals, do you reward yourself when you meet them? If so, how? <BR> Wed, 7 Jan 2009 08:38:21 EST Exercise FUN ..~~.. HI Everyone... <BR> <BR> Ok. I have to admit..I saw this done in another team. I liked the I thought we could borrow it. Why re-invent the wheel? <BR> <BR> Here is how it goes...This is a game that will get us up and moving. You post an exercise to do, what it is, how many reps., then the next person that posts does that exercise. Then they assign the next exercise, amt of reps, and so on..let's give it a try. <BR> <BR> Let's give it a whirl...(can be done at the beach if you p... Mon, 22 Dec 2008 14:18:34 EST Post Your Goal Results Here ~~~ If you want a place to post your results this is the place. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <em>247</em> <BR> Charlie Fri, 19 Dec 2008 10:25:52 EST The Chit Chat Thread <em>223</em> <BR> Let's use this thread to talk about what ever comes to mind! Sat, 22 Nov 2008 09:37:46 EST Let's go Horse Back Riding...... ............ Let's go Horse Back Riding..... for exercise, even if you don't have a horse and you have to put up a barrel between two trees or go on an imaginary ride in your mind. I want to inspire you to get some exercise. If we don't use it we will lose it. <BR> <BR> Let’s tell a story and go for the ride of your life. You can take anyone you want or go by yourself on any ole trail, road, field, mountain, beach, forest, for as long as you want and on any horse. If you can think it you can do it. <BR>... Sat, 15 Nov 2008 04:54:29 EST How was your day? I thought we could use this topic to share with each other about our day. Did you have a good day or a day you just struggled? Do you need extra help or encouragement? Need a new recipe or want to share a good one you have tried. <BR> <BR> I would really like to get to know each of you better. <BR> <BR> Have a great day. <BR> <BR> Charlie Mon, 27 Oct 2008 10:43:05 EST What's your biggest weight loss obstacle? Doing the deed of Exercise. No matter what kind, <BR> <em>68</em> <em>34</em> <em>217</em> <em>216</em> <em>218</em> <em>27</em> OR <em>67</em> <BR> I know JUST DO IT~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Right!! Thu, 16 Oct 2008 10:18:49 EST Challenge, Lose 1 Pound in 7 Days Challenge, Lose 1 Pound in 7 Days <BR> There are no rules. Just do what works for you. <BR> <BR> Just post that you Want In and what your Start Weight is. Then post what is working for you. What your doing may help someone else. <BR> <BR> Let's get some results and have fun with this! The winner will be you! You will lose the weight and improve your health. <BR> <BR> Start date is the day you read this or your weigh-in day. So, are ya in? Wed, 15 Oct 2008 16:28:38 EST What was I thinking ? Every time I blow my (New way of Life) diet, I’m thinking, I guess I’m supposed to be this size at this age, so why fight it. Then after I gain a pound or two I get down on myself. <BR> <BR> That’s when I start pulling myself up by the boot straps and get back on the horse and try again. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts when you lose focus temporarily and start your old eating habits again? <BR> Fri, 3 Oct 2008 18:49:35 EST What was I thinking when we blew it, again? Every time I blow my (New way of Life) diet, I’m thinking, I guess I’m supposed to be this size at this age, so why fight it. Then after I gain a pound or two, I get down on myself. <BR> <BR> That’s when I start pulling myself up by the boot straps and get back on the horse and try again. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts when you lose focus temporarily and start your old eating habits again? <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 3 Oct 2008 18:08:23 EST You have huddled with us today? You get 1 Spark Point per huddle, each time you huddle with up to 5 teams each day! Did you know that? <BR> <BR> <em>212</em> How Sweet It Is!!! <BR> Charlie Sun, 14 Sep 2008 09:26:22 EST Where're you from and what's your B.Day I'm Texas born on Sept 19, 1946, and proud of it! <BR> <BR> I'll bet your proud of where and when you were born too. <BR> Wed, 10 Sep 2008 20:32:06 EST Add your MySpace Page here This does not work, Sorry. <BR> Wed, 10 Sep 2008 20:11:51 EST A Few Basic Zumba Steps <BR> <BR> <BR> Here are some easy steps to learn at your own pace, ...BY Tania Amthor <link><BR>res/zumba/index.html </link> <BR> <BR> Watch for more as I find them. <BR> <BR> Smiles, <BR> Charlie Fri, 29 Aug 2008 17:08:18 EST Zumba with us Everyday Take a look at ZUMBA I think you'll like it. <BR> <BR> Celebrity fitness trainer, "Beto" Perez, stumbled upon the concept of Latin inspired fitness in his native country of Colombia (South America) in the mid 1990's. One day, he walked into his class and realized that he had forgotten his aerobics music, and his only option was to grab whatever tapes he had in his car. Beto’s tapes were comprised of the songs that he loved, the traditional Latin salsa and merengue music with which he had bee... Sun, 24 Aug 2008 22:42:22 EST Post Your Numbers Friday 8/1/08 <BR> <BR> Calories --------1218 <BR> Carbs ----------19 <BR> Fat -------------87 <BR> Protein ---------84 <BR> Water -----------80 oz. <BR> Exercise --------45 min. Strength & 30 min. Cardio <BR> <BR> Saturday 8/2/08 <BR> <BR> Calories:---------------- 1419 <BR> Total Carbs:----------------23 <BR> Fat: -----------------------80 <BR> Protein: ------------------144 <BR> Water: ---------------------72 oz <BR> Exercise: 30 min Cardo and 45 min. Strength <BR> <BR> S... Thu, 21 Aug 2008 11:21:32 EST Are you the BIGGEST LOSSER? ALOHA <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> SORRY! <BR> Please, Don't Post Here. I have to many places to post Weight & Measurements. <BR> <BR> My New Motto is *ZUMBA PARTY EVERYDAY* <em>218</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Charlie Wed, 20 Aug 2008 12:41:27 EST MY PROMISE TO MYSELF I promise to work, rest and eat smarter. <em>224</em> Sun, 17 Aug 2008 13:39:34 EST Time for a Laugh! YOU CAN POST A CLEAN JOKE HERE if you like. Fri, 15 Aug 2008 11:27:04 EST What are Your Life Decisions I will never smoke again <BR> I will listen more <BR> I will respect other's decisions <BR> <BR> <BR> Smiles, <BR> Charlie <BR> <em>58</em> Thu, 7 Aug 2008 12:39:47 EST How Do You Really Feel About Walking? Well, how do ya? <BR> <BR> I personally have to push myself to start but after I start it's not to bad. In fact some time I want to keep going. <BR> <BR> Smiles, <BR> Charlie Thu, 7 Aug 2008 12:07:16 EST How do I get started Walking? How do I get started? <BR> <BR> For beginners who are concerned about their motivation or ability to walk far, I recommend the "five minutes out, five minutes back" plan. Just like it sounds, you walk out for five minutes, turn around, and walk back. If you feel ambitious, you can start with 10 minutes out, 10 minutes back, and off you go about your day! Increase by two to three minutes per week and before you know it you'll be up to 30 minutes. It sounds too simple to be true, but this is a... Wed, 6 Aug 2008 23:42:18 EST Have You Measured This Week? When I was in my 20's I worked at health studios in Houston TX , Seattle WA and Chicago IL and one of the most important things they all trained the employees to do was to measure people and where to measure them, and the importance of it. So when I start with Sarkpeople, besides weighing myself I measured. <BR> <BR> Neck, Left Arm, Chest, Bust, Midriff, Waist, Tummy, Hips, Left Thigh, Left Calf, and Left Ankle. <BR> <BR> Since I started on July 6, 2008 I have lost and gained weight and ... Tue, 5 Aug 2008 14:15:32 EST Walking Off Weight: Walking at a moderate pace for 30-60 minutes burns stored fat and can build muscle to speed up your metabolism. <BR> <BR> When I walk I lose weight, just dieting doesn't work for me. I found this out just recently during a challenge I am in. Just low carb dieting use to work but my metabolism has changed. Now if I walk I lose weight. <BR> <BR> <BR> Smiles, <BR> Charlie <BR> <em>231</em> <em>68</em> Sun, 3 Aug 2008 01:32:15 EST Share a little of yourself with us. Hi I'm Charlie, I'm from North Texas and I have learned in the past month that for me to lose weight I have to walk at least 2 miles a day. <BR> <BR> Smiles, <BR> Charlie <BR> <em>216</em> Sat, 2 Aug 2008 20:12:05 EST Quote of the Day How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong, because someday in your life, you will have been all of these.” Unknown <BR> <BR> Sometimes, we have a bad habit of looking down upon those age groups to which we do not belong. “Kids these days” really aren’t that bad. And try listening to those older than you; they’ll probably have gone through some of the same experien... Sat, 2 Aug 2008 20:00:20 EST