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End of an Era…Bye Bye Zumba

Yesterday morning, I bagged up the last of the my Zumba clothes I hadn’t sold on eBay and gave them to a Zumba instructor friend. Today I cancelled my ZIN membership. Starting February 1, I will be a Zumba instructor no more. I am switching my Aqua Zumba class to Aqua Dance and I’ll be saving $30/month. I haven’t taught Zumba in almost two years and I haven’t missed it. It is somewhat freeing to be closing that door. I never would have become a yoga instructor if I had not been a Zumba instructor first. In fact, Zumba has brought a lot of people into the group fitness world that now teach Body Pump, R.I.P.P.E.D., yoga, boot camp, etc. Every group exercise organization copies Zumba’s model and charges monthly fees now to stay certified. Love it or not, Zumba revitalized and revolutionized the group fitness industry. The hysteria has faded, the classes have thinned but Zumba is still relevant. For me, Zumba was a great first chapter. I am grateful for the experience but Zumba was a phase for me whereas yoga has become my passion.

Wednesday I started a new venture as adjunct faculty at our local university teaching yoga. This weekend I reached 1,000 teaching hours and I’m now officially an E-RYT 200 and a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider). I’m busy planning my yoga festival for March but after that I will begin working on my first continuing education course to teach locally. There’s a great opportunity in town to teach continuing ed because there are not any studios that provide any workshops currently. I’m willing to step out and try it. I’m not any closer to starting my YouTube channel but I just need to carve out some time and hit record. 

My Buti certification is next weekend. I still can’t believe I’m doing this, it seems so surreal. It’s completely unnecessary but I just couldn’t pass it up. There’s something about Buti I’m drawn to, it’s weird. I’ve spent quite a bit of money on Golden Ratio protein (chocolate I really like, I haven’t tried vanilla yet) and the vegan paleo plan. I lucked out and got a free bundle for the training so I got three DVDs, a buttisatva sports bra, and another slim down plan. I haven’t been able to do any Buti workouts for two weeks because I injured my groin either in lifting class or coincidentally, subbing Zumba. A couple days later I hurt my neck doing a headstand when my neck was already hurt from sleeping poorly (not a good idea). And then when my neck returned to normal, I tweaked my finicky shoulder. I’m starting to feel every bit of 35. I just don’t bounce back like I used to. I’m taking Europharma’s Healthy Ligaments & Tendons and Solaray’s MSM with Glucosamine. Hopefully, I can start back Sunday and get a little preparation in before training on Saturday. 

Out with Zumba, In with Buti!

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Looking towards 2017

I’ve got a busy year planned for myself next year already.

January

Start teaching yoga as adjunct faculty at local university

300 hour teacher training elective – Meditation

Buti Yoga certification

February

Start my YouTube channel?

300 hour teacher training elective – Yin Yoga

March

Yoga Festival I’m organizing

hopefully, 300 hour teacher training Core Module

May & July

hopefully, 300 hour teacher training core modules

August

attend Wanderlust Tremblant (near Montreal)

September & October

two more Core Modules for 300 hour training

As you can see, my year is revolving around yoga. Some might call me obsessed but I’m not yet posting yoga poses on Instagram or spreading yogic wisdom on Facebook so I certainly haven’t gone off the deep end. My #1 priority for 2017 is having a successful yoga festival in March. 

Priority #2 is getting off this excess weight. Part of my strategy for losing weight is Buti Yoga. After months of deliberation, I finally took the plunge and signed up for training next month. I plan on doing Buti workouts at home and strictly following a paleo diet, as well as getting back into my kettlebells. I might try Golden Ratio protein powder. It’s the protein powder that Buti Yoga sells, pea protein plus collagen peptides and sweetened with coconut sugar. It’s on sale the rest of the year, if I’m going to try it, now would be the time. And if I’m going to drink the kool-aid I might as well go all in. 

Speaking of protein powders…

We got Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein at the store this week. I have tried out all four flavors we brought in and the chocolate flavor is actually really good. The vanilla is pretty decent, too. The Pure and Turmeric flavors I mixed with warm water and sipped like broth. They were both kind of bitter. I tried the Apple Cinnamon flavor at a trade show a few weeks ago and it was pretty good in warm water. I look forward to incorporating these in my daily diet as opposed to sipping Pacific’s organic bone broth. Bone broth is supposed to be great for leaky gut and goodness knows my gut is always needing healing. I react horribly these days to both tapioca and quinoa so of course, I managed to OD on both Against the Grain rolls and Food by George english muffins. Tapioca starch overload and I was MISERABLE. Carb addiction is rough. The struggle is real. I’m going to have to treat myself like an alcoholic, seriously. There is no such such thing as moderation for me. I was good Monday & Tuesday and then we got these Deland Bakery muffins on Wednesday. Had to try them, gotta be a good employee, customers might ask how they taste (even though I know, I tried them at the trade show). Today, it was Schaf croissants. They are made out of wheat starch, yet somehow they’re gluten free. And they are really, really good. 

Still speaking of protein powders…

Garden of Life’s new whey protein is due to come in any day. So many protein shakes, so little time, just a day in the life of a protein shake junkie. 

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