Zumba… Dance Your Way To Your Best Body

 

 

 

 

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Ok guys, I just got back from my first Zumba class at my local gym and let me tell you…. ITS AWESOME!

I am so used to doing things like running, cross training, yoga, and pilates, but Zumba was so fun! It was like having a huge dance party and breaking a sweat. All my worries went away and the only thing I was thinking about was how my body was moving with the music.

For those of you who don’t know what Zumba is, here is a simple explanation: Zumba is, more or less, ancient african dances mixed with some more modern dance moves. Your teacher is really the one who controls how modern it is. Personally, I liked the salsa type music, it was awesome!

The best part of it was that I didn’t even notice I was working out, I was just having fun which is the way that it is really supposed to be. If any of yo out there are getting sick of running, swimming, or just doing the same thing every day, I really encourage you to go and try a Zumba class at your gym, they will most likely have one. And, if you nervous to go by yourself, invite a big group of friends to go with you, bonding time plus getting a nice bod time!

 

Let me know how you like the class by commenting, or tweeting me at SGoldstein 33. Also don’t forget to keep watching my YouTube channel, YogaCrossTeens!

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Back To School Shopping Confidence

 

 

 

 

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Back to school shopping can be really stressful. We all want to look good, make a good and powerful impression, and start our year off to a good start! In a lot of situations, girls have a very hard time while doing this because of body image issues. They don’t like the way anything fits, and that spirals into a meltdown and… not starting the year off in a good way. There are ways to avoid and treat these situations though… and I am here to tell you what they are! Follow these tips and you will most likely walk away with a good experience and some really cute clothes!

Exercise the morning before you shop

When we exercise, we are less likely to freak out about the way we look. So, take a walk, go for a run, dance in your room, or do one of my YogaCrossTeens workouts before you go and shop! You will be more confident about your body, making for a better shopping trip!

Don’t not eat on shopping day

Lots of people think that if they don’t eat they will feel better about themselves… well, not when you are grumpy because of it! When we get hungry, we get irritable and tired, two emotions you want to stay away while you are shopping. Grab a kashi bar, some veggie sticks, or an apple to bring with you. Its healthy, and will give you the energy and support you need to have a great day!

Have a friend or parent snap a pic of you

I like to call dressing room mirror fun house mirrors, because you always look bigger than you really are in them. After you put your clothes on, step out of the dressing room and have someone take a picture of you. That way, you see how you really look and it will make you more confident!

Grab a ton of different sizes… and jumble them up

Grab a ton of different sizes of the shelf, jumble them up in the dressing room, and try them on “blindly”. This way, you are focusing more on the fit of the actual clothes rather than what side you wear. (sizes are completely different from brand to brand)

Plus, always remember that you are beautiful no matter what! We all come in different shapes and sizes, so truly embrace it.

Try out these tips and let me know how they work! Plus, tweet me some pics of your new outfits, I would love to see them! SGoldstein33 is my twitter name!

Girls Night Snacks

Summer is almost over, and that means we are all going to be catching up on our girl nights! Here are some smart and healthy snack ideas to keep you entertained, happy, healthy, and having fun!:

  • Amy’s frozen goat cheese pizza
  • Annies Cheddar Bunny crackers
  • Almonds
  • GORP
  • Hanses Soda
  • Izzes
  • No butter popcorn
  • Yogurt pretzels

Cook how ever many pizzas you need depending o how many friends you have over, don’t make to much so you all aren’t tempted to completely overeat. Cheddar bunnies have a lot in one bag, so I would recommend getting around 2. Buy a couple packs of the soda, pop some popcorn, watch movies and talk!

These snacks are great to satisfy all of usual cravings, but in a healthier way. Most of these items are organic, and are processed in a better way than other packaged foods, plus they have no High Fructose Corn syrup, which is TERRIBLE FOR YOU.

LEt me know how it goes if you try these… love to hear from you all! Follow me on twitter @SGoldstein33 and my YouTube Channel YogaCrossTeens.

Yoga Cross Teens

Hi everyone! To further help you in your journey to a healthier body and mind I have started a YouTube channel called YogaCrossTeens!

It is a three day a week channel, on Mondays, Wedesdays, and Fridays!

Monday- A guided yoga practice with me to help lengthen, and tone your body! Plus, it has great relaxation aspects as well.

Wedesday- I will be guiding you through a type of cardio workout like pilates, interval training,etc.

Friday- On this day I will be showing you some of my favorite recipes, how to shop, what to do when dining out and everything else you need to know about how to eat and stay healthy!

I am so excited to start this journey with you guys! Please tell your friends and get them working to be healthy too! Tune into today at this URL and start getting even healthier!

(Don’t worry I will still be blogging regularly  to help keep you healthy as well)