Tag: Zumba

5 ways to motivate yourself to be active

I kicked off the new year with a new fitness routine that includes cardio and strength training to get my butt ready for the list of outdoor activities that I want to participate in once the mild weather arrives in Michigan. As much as I like to be active and exercise, even I at times

My reminder to appreciate the little things

I tend to be a naturally optimistic person. I like to be happy and enjoy life (don’t you??). I’m going to be frank, though. Every so often I get in a funk and get frustrated with some of my physical limitations, thanks to cancer. 2 When I was diagnosed 21 years old with bone cancer

Gratitude project – week 4

As I wrap up the final week of my gratitude photography project, I feel…..grateful! Every night I lay in bed reflecting on the day’s events, conversations and moments. I am so fortunate that the positive greatly outweighs the negative in my days. I try to maintain a positive, optimistic outlook on life and I’m grateful

5 tips to motivate you to exercise

It’s a new year and many people are kicking off new health goals, maybe even you. 2 Many family and friends have commented that they want to focus on being healthier this year but enthusiasm often fizzles after a few weeks in an exercise routine. The most common concern I hear is how to stay

Small businesses abound in downtown Clawson

For those who grew up in this small town, it’s hard to believe the changes in Clawson’s ‘business district.’ The changes are great to see – if only to encourage continued growth and success of businesses, and therefore residents. It’s no Royal Oak with the almost always busy streets…but that’s okay (in my opinion). Clawson

5 reasons you must try Zumba

I admit that when my sister first suggested trying a Zumba class years ago, I was hesitant. I love to dance but the titanium rod in my femur/knee forces me to modify movements and some activity. However, she was antsy to get on a health kick and I was eager to support her efforts. So

Techniques for a positive life

Between work and life issues that never seem to stop, sometimes the walls seem to press in on me. I’ve recently been focusing on techniques to help channel my positive energy and reduce anxiety and stress. 2 There are many great options to help alleviate stress, focus on positive aspects of life, reduce anxiety and

Cancer made me try Zumba Toning

I recently sat in a doctor’s office waiting area with several other people. I happened to be wearing a dress for this work-related visit. It was an appropriate length above my knees but short enough that a few inches of my scar from bone cancer showed along my outer thigh and knee. 2 An older

The zany new fitness craze I love

“I’m sorry I’ve been absent for a few weeks, but I sprained by gluteus maximus. Yes, I actually sprained by butt.” These were the words from the instructor at the start of my very first Zumba® experience. I recall looking at my younger sister standing beside me, asking, “Did this happen from Zumba?” What the

Get healthy and have fun…say what??

The first month of 2012 is almost at its end. How many of you made resolutions or set goals related to getting active and in shape? How many of you are keeping those goals? I hope a lot of you raised hands! 2 Staying active and working out have thankfully been part of my lifestyle