Dance! Dance! (Life Update)

dance! dance! life update

Hey guys!

Just wanted to share a quick Life Update with you. I know it’s been a while since my Life Update post. I’ve been busy and didn’t have the time to write about it right away on the blog, but here’s what I’ve been up to lately:

Fitness Ambassador.

I am so thrilled to announce that I am now part of the #SweatPink and #Fitfluential ambassador (plus more to come)! Woohoo! I applied about a little over a month ago and got accepted. I cannot wait to share and inspire you all to live a happy and healthy lifestyle.

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New and more classes to come!

Have I told you that I’m a certified Zumba instructor? well this year has been crazy for me. I started off as a volunteer instructor in San Francisco to practice my zumba teaching skills and now I will be teaching in Oakland! woohoo! I also sub for other instructors so it’s been going great for me. It keeps me active and be more creative with my dance routine. I’m still learning but it’s great to see that my new career is working out well.

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I guess that’s it for my life update. I will keep you guys posted next time. 🙂

Have a wonderful day!

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May 2016 Workout Playlist

May 2016 workout playlist
Here’s to another workout playlist! This is month’s playlist is about high intense,head banging,hardcore beats for the fitness enthusiasts. I made this playlist when I was trying to channel my inner foxy,bad-ass self to make a fun dance routine for my class. Sometimes you have to get out of the box to make an amazing idea.

So here’s my workout playlist for this month. I hope you like them. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 2016 Workout Playlist

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Let me take you back in time as this month’s playlist is about the 80’s, imagine the Jane Fonda workout era wearing bright-colored tights,leotards, leg warmers and a headband. I was inspired to make this 80’s workout playlist by our 80’s Zumba Party in San Francisco two weeks ago. We had an amazing time dancing for two hours and the students/participants had tons of fun and energy. It was a successful turn out.

So here’s my workout playlist this month. I hope you like it 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Ways To Spring Clean Your Diet

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During winter, most people do not think twice before taking a dive into rich holiday feasts – bad weather is a perfect excuse to stop counting calories and stay indoors instead of checking in at the gym. Alas, unhealthy dietary choices and lack of exercise during the cold season inevitably show on the bathroom scale and waistline, so if you have spent the last few months lazing around stuffing yourself with comfort food, you need do something about it fast. Summer will be here soon, and if you do not want to show up at the beach looking like a human walrus, you should spring-clean your plate and ditch junk food from the menu, for both your shape’s and health’s sake.

Cut Out Sugar

cut out sugar

Start your spring cleaning diet by ousting refined sugars from your carte du jour. White sugar is essentially all empty calories, and if you do not watch your sweet tooth, you stand a higher risk of developing diabetes type 2, obesity, and even addiction to sugar. Stop sweetening coffee or tea with plain sugar, or use natural sweeteners like Stevia or fructose instead. Also, swap cookies for dried fruit, and opt for fresh produce instead of sugar- and fat-rich desserts to accelerate fat loss.

Go Raw

Go raw

Raw foods contain more vitamins and minerals than processed dietary ingredients. Reduce your intake of pre-cooked meals and, if possible, switch to raw diet. Fresh produce also packs higher quantities of natural fiber, so it will boost your metabolism and accelerate digestion. In addition to that, raw food has fewer calories and requires more chewing, so you will be doing your figure and appetite a favor by replacing fried and roasted meals by unprocessed bites or ingredients cooked al dente without added oil. Do not skip dairy products, though: milk and its derivatives are the best source of natural calcium, so include low-fat yoghurt and skimmed milk in your spring diet.

Choose Color

choose color

Stock up your plate with fresh ingredients in all the colors of the rainbow this spring. A balanced meal should include colorful fruit and veggies, such as beetroot, lettuce, blueberries, carrots, bell peppers, and spinach. Fresh foods with strong pigments contain antioxidants which are essential to preserving a youthful complexion, and deep-hued produce such as tomatoes, leafy greens, citrus fruit, and berries promote production of collagen which is responsible for tight, radiant skin.

Drink Up

Drink up

Most people drink less water during winter, and we often reach for sweetened drinks instead of plain H2O when we are thirsty. Unfortunately, substituting water for sodas will only add to your weight woes, as most sugary drinks are basically just empty calories. A healthy person should drink 6-8 glasses of plain water a day, and increased water intake will also curb appetite and prevent cravings. If you really do not like your drinks flavorless, you can mix up refreshing fruit smoothies and shakes and include water-rich foods (lettuce, watermelon, citrus fruits, celery, etc.) to make up for the gulps missing from your daily intake.

Get In The Kitchen

Get in the kitchen

Wave Goodbye to takeout pizza and turn to your own kitchen for a budget- and health-friendly change. By preparing your own meals, you will monitor your daily calorie intake more easily, and you will also get a chance to learn a few culinary tricks and experiment with different flavor combinations. Get your groceries at the green market, bring them into the kitchen, roll up your sleeves, and start chopping! Cooking is an excellent way to combat stress , so preparing meals for the whole family will allow you to hit two birds with one tomato.

Spring cleaning your menu is the best way to shed fat, detox your body, boost mood and daily energy levels. Following these five simple tricks and doing regular workout in quality fitness clothes you will wake up every morning thoroughly energized, happy, and ready for every adventure fate decides to throw you way. Bon appétit!

 

About the author:
Amy Mia Goldsmith is an Australian personal trainer and she is blogging at Beausmith lifestyle blog. She has a degree in nutrition and her goal is to teach people to live a healthy, happy life. You can contact Amy on her Facebook page.