Dance. For. Joy.

Want to cut a rug in your own home? That’s right, I’m bringing dance to you! Whether it’s because you’re learning something new or because your heart is racing, dance lifts us in amazing ways! I’ve been enjoying movement for over 15 years and am thrilled to share how it can help raise your spirit.…

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"Try Everything" Dance Workout and an End of Year Pep Talk

Last month, I came across a COMMENT (Woot! Woot!) on my first dance workout video: I LOVE this video and the dance! It makes me smile. When I am back on my feet, I will be learning your dance! Thanks for sharing and congrats on losing + keeping off 70lbs! I was ecstatic!  It was…

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WORKOUT WEDNESDAY: An Isolation Warm-up to "Brave"

Don’t know what to do to start exercising?  This is one of my favorite ways to warm up and start any day.  I hope this helps you loosen up, relax, and enjoy your body! This first video has me giving some tips. This one is the same warm-up withOUT me talking! I hope you enjoy…

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Wednesday Workout: Dance to "I Feel Better When I’m Dancing"

Yes, I know it’s Thursday.  But that’s just how this week has been.  Here is my Wednesday Workout anyway though, because “better late than never!”  It’s an energetic, Afro-Caribbean dance performed by my daughter and me to “I Feel Better When I’m Dancing.”  Try doing it a few times in a row and you will get…

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"Think Yourself Healthy" Is Published!

My first book is available for purchase!  I’m so excited to share the tools that helped me overcome my need to comfort myself with food, minimize my anxiety and depression, and led to me losing and keeping off 70 pounds!  All while being a SAHM and not even having a gym membership.  Sounds crazy, huh?…

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Inspiring Lyrics and a GREAT Workout Song: We Are Brave

My daughter told me about this song and I ABSOLUTELY love it. I’m trying to get some new songs to exercise to, and not only does this totally fit the bill in that department, it does in EVERY department- dish washing, laundry folding, just getting through the day, etc.  It helped me finish my first…

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The Big 50

Phew!  I did it! 50 lbs since starting to blog about my weight loss!  I’m starting out this post with my latest FB status, that sums up how I was feeling yesterday…then some quick thoughts on how I’ve made it here. I have to be quick because I’m actually up before the kids and want…

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40 LBs LOST!!!

A lot of great things happened this week, but one that I am especially proud of is hitting the 40 lb MARK on my WEIGHT LOSS! I haven’t “dieted” or used diet foods. I haven’t counted calories or points. All I’ve done is changed my eating habits so I eat more vegetables, fruits, and whole…

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It’s Happening Again…dun, dun, DUUUN!!!!

So, at least this weight-loss journey is teaching me a lot about myself.I’ve learned how I get set back.  It’s a pretty simple situation.  Life gets busier than usual and first my workouts get side tracked.  Maybe they are less intense.  Maybe they are skipped altogether.  Then I find myself making more exceptions.  “Just one…

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Healthier & Happier

What can I say about health?  I’m grateful for it.  I’m grateful I can jump with my kids on the trampoline.  I’m thankful I can chase them at the playground.  Today I climbed a net at the park, think two story jungle gym made of thick rope, and I was kind of scared but I…

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