It really is about the small things, isn’t it?

Sometimes it is the smallest things that make you feel so special. Last week, my dance studio held it's year end recitals. For me that meant having to be there both nights, as I was performing in three numbers over the course of the show - 2 on the first night, and 1 on the second. None of my family had been able to make it on the first night, and I felt a mixture of relief and a bit of sadness. … [Read more...]

Workout Wednesday – lets get saucy!

Welcome back to Workout Wednesday. My apologies for missing the last couple of weeks, but I just wasn't able to get my act together with the winter plague wreaking havoc in my house. I hope that your workout shave been going well, and that perhaps you've found a new song or two or a new move to add into your routine. This week, instead of telling you how I'd do the song, I think I will give you a … [Read more...]

Workout Wednesday – let’s sweat!

Welcome to the second edition of Workout Wednesday! I really hope you enjoyed the music and moves from last week, and that a few of them made their way into your playlist. It's all about a ing fun and working up a sweat, YOUR way. If you like my way, that's awesome, but what I really hope to do is inspire you to find a way that feels good for you. This will make your workouts seem less like work … [Read more...]

Welcome to Workout Wednesday!

Welcome to Workout Wednesday! What is Workout Wednesday, you ask? Well, allow me to explain... You may not know this about me, but one of the most fun jobs I've ever done was teaching dance fitness classes. I was first introduced to it a few years ago, when it was being run as a regular drop-in class at the studio I attended and after the first time, I was hooked. A few months later, an … [Read more...]

This was my 2013

It's hard to believe that the end of 2013 is here. This has been a year filled with a lot of challenges and ups and downs for me. The highs have been high, but the lows have been pretty low, and there have been a few big, unexpected (although really, who expects these kinds of things to happen) things happen that caught me off guard. Don't get me wrong, the year hasn't been all bad, but I have … [Read more...]

At the end of the football season

Yesterday Q had his year-end football party. It was a typical affair, filled with rambunctious kids, sports equipment, a bouncy castle, pizza and juice. These kids had spent the past several months working and playing together, learning the game of football and how to be a team. These little boys, aged 5-7, pulled out a great season, and it was really neat to see. Q was only 4 yrs old for most … [Read more...]

Conquering hip hop once and for all

I never thought I would say this, but I think that I'm starting to enjoy my hip hop class. As you may have read in the past, I have this weird love/hate relationship with hip hop. I have tried to like it, but it's gotten the better of me on more than one occasion. I try and I try, but that style leaves me feeling humbled every time I try to do it. In the fall, I decided to once and for all try … [Read more...]