Great Sunday class with 13 ladies in Burlesque class! Thanks to groupon we had alot of new fresh faces in class and such a wide variety of women too. In class last sunday we had housewives, tattooed ladies, brunettes, blondes, young and mature, a professional body builder and even a four month pregnant mommy to be!!! Just goes to show you….dance is NOT just for the “elite professional and talented dancers”…dance is for EVERYBODY!
Whelp…I’ve lost 4 lbs so far! Thanks to my diet change and all the fun classes I have been taking at Embody. Yesterday I took Chickfit Bootcamp and I won’t lie Chickfit Bootcamp kicked my booty! I felt like throwing up because it was so intense, and now I am sore in places I never knew existed so I am feeling the burn…but…I know how good it is for my strength and weightless so count me in at the next class! Today was a guest spot teaching Burlesque/Cabaret and I had a blast! I loved that Asia said “This is the first class I’ve sweated a bit in!” After I stayed for Melanie’s Pole 1 and was happy to see Melissa R and Stephanie C, who I haven’t seen in a while..so all in all GREAT night!
So I have started taking Pole 1 at the studio and I am totally addicted to it but sadly I couldn’t make it tonight. I went 3 times last week and can’t wait to bounce back in! Wow what an amazing Cabaret/Burlesque class this past Sunday! After two weeks off from class due to Christmas and New Years… it is back to the ol bump and chair grind and my lower abs are killing me!! It was great to see Michelle V, Crystal and Laura back in class…and some new faces like Gina and Brenda…it was even better when Brenda blurted out ”Man, this is a work out!” in the middle of our lower ab crunch set. So for those of you yet to make your way to Embody’s Cabaret/Burlesque class things you may want to consider bringing our your stretch nylons, stretchy gloves, and a boa in order to ensure you have a more realistic showgirl feel to your routine! So don’t hesitate anymore…. come in and get your chair on!!
So 2011 was officially the worst year of my life with my grandpa’s surgery, boyfriend break up and THREE car accidents!! But now I am so ready to put it all behind me and continue on a better path! It is a new year and I am looking to make several changes in my life, one being to cut out anything that contains aspartame and high fructose corn syrup in my diet, the second to spend more time with the awesome ladies at Embody by coming to support them and take their classes..here I come Chickfit, Kettlebell and Pole!! Third I would like to finally drop 40 lbs and keep it off..and do it the RIGHT way..not by starving myself or anything drastic…so I am looking forward to spending more time at the studio with Jackie, Ali, Diane, Sylvia and Jodeane….also I will really miss Brianna since she moved away to NY but I know deep down in my heart she will have an exciting new life with a lot of new opportunities over there, but she will definitely be missed at the studio! This picture was my body and abs just a few short years ago…and I am dead set on getting these abs back!!
So I bought a juicer last week at GNC and I love it. I had been wanting to do the juice fasting thing for awhile but haven’t gone cold turkey just yet. What I have been doint though is making my own juice drinks throughout the day with small meals. I have to say that I love the taste of fresh, organic juices. I started throwing in everything from apples, oranges, celery, spinach, carrots, pineapples, cranberries and other fruits and veggies and it is refreshing. So anyways just wanted to spread the love about juicing it isn’t as bad as one would think..it actually tastes great…..so if you are looking for a present to yourself this Christmas…buy a juicer, its awesome I promise!
Despite my tummy-ache Sunday was a wonderful class. It is always so nice to hear women say how much they enjoyed it and had fun, Sunday we elcomed two new faces to burlesque class. Two women that I have seen blossom in dance are Nikki and Michelle. It is amazing to see actual progress in women’s personas as they dance. Michelle has become very ‘fluid’ and graceful in her movement as Nikki has begun to show stunning charisma and presence in her dance. I love seeing real women come to class and find aspects of themselves….I also love to torture them in our ab chair workouts..but that is a whole different post…I hear I am no where near as brutal though as other instructors…all in good fun..no pain no gain =) Great weekend
So I had a few of you ask what songs I use in my Burlesque class. Here is a playlist of some of the songs I use in class.
Shivas Regal- Sonny Lester Orchestra
Lament- The Sonny Lester Orchestra
More Bumps and Grinds- The Sonny Lester Orchestra
Harlem Nocturn- Earl Bostic
Mon Cabaret- Soffia Essadi
Temptation- The Johnny Staccato Band
One Eyed Cat- The Royal Crown Revue
She Walks on Fire-The Royal Crown Revue
Take a Long Drink For Me- The Royal Crown Revue
Why Don’t You Do Right?- Peggy Lee
Goody Goody- Peggy Lee
Whatever Lola Wants- Sarah Vaughan
Tombstone Blues- Ronni Magri and his New Orleans Jazz Band
Burlesque Strip Tease- John Costello
My Heart Belongs to Daddy- Marilyn Monroe
Old Fashion Morphine- Jolie Holland
Mather Louth and Radio Noir- Damned Lady
Mather Louth and Radio Noir- Vultures
Tonight- Miranda Sex Garden
Life happens. Car accidents happen, divorce happens, financial burdens happen, natural disasters happen…I don’t understand much of the craziness that exists on this place called earth or why it happens…I myself am not a particularly religious woman but I do know that there are ways to go about finding inner peace and coping in your life. When all seems confusing and you feel lost take a good look at what it is that is important to you and don’t let go of it. I prayed the other day to the universe and to my surprise I got some positive insight. One of the most important things in life we have is each other. People come in and out of our lives for reasons and I think prayer does change things….find what and who is important to you and don’t EVER let go or take it for granted. Live for today.
I bought myself new shoes for my birthday and they rock. There are soooo many amazingly cute styles of shoes embody sells!!! If I had it my way I would buy them all and try them on all day! Ha I have such a shoe fetish but it is such a fun and exciting feeling to strut around in a pair of nice heels!!!
Have you seen the embroidered Embody sweaters yet at the studio?? I grabbed a black one and I am sooo excited to own it. Not only am I proud to promote the studio it just looks so professional, polished and sparkly. It certainly came in handy this morning as it was cold..who would have thought a June day in California would cause for the sweater to be used but I am certainly happy that I snagged one when I did I’m nice and cozy and look great too!!