What??? I lost 6lbs!!!

Is what I said to my Slimming World consultant this afternoon.  Ladies I cannot believe it, to lose 6lbs in a week is unthinkable. This now takes me 1/2 a pound away from losing 4 stone!!!

What did I do? After gaining last week I change my diet and added red meat.  I made Slimming world Lamb biryani and Cottage pie ….. very tasty dishes.

How are you doing?  I would really like to hear from you

Monday Message from Unity Zumba

Thank you Adele and Bob (Unity Zumba) for these inspirational words. I am now ready for my week of Zumba!!

Consistent routines help keep extra pounds off during winter months.

As we settle into the colder temperatures of winter, some people may be seeing an unwelcome increase in the size of their waistlines. Shorter days and chillier outdoor conditions make it all the more challenging to suit up and hit the gym or streets for a workout – especially when it means leaving the confines of a toasty, warm home to do it.

We do tend to gain more weight in the winter because we’re eating more starchy foods, more comfort foods, and often times, grabbing the wrong types of foods. For some of us, it might be a combination of comfort foods and the weather outside, in other individuals it might be something else.

That includes ensuring you’re eating breakfast, enjoying a protein at every meal, eating at least one high-fibre whole grain and not eating past 7 p.m. as late-night eating can compromise digestion and energy. When it comes to cutting cravings, it is recommended you try chewable vitamin C or sipping on a green or herbal tea. But if you are in need of something sweet, indulge the urge – within reason. People should aim to get in 30 minutes of continuous exercise five times a week. For those wanting to stay warm, why not hop on a treadmill or walking around the shops.  Alternatively, if you’re taking transit, head on foot to the next stop, or park your car a bit further away in the lot to add extra steps.

“It’s really all about what we do every day, and if we want to change our behaviour every day, we have to do it in ways which we find a sustainable behaviour change – things that become second nature to us.”

Come join me on a Weekender in Wales

Unity Salsa & Fitness Weekender

Friday 16th March – Monday 19th March 2012 

Checkout this most unique of events where you get two fabulous events in one action packed weekender.  

Following on from the overwhelming success of our previous events, we have put together another fantastic combined Salsa and Fitness Weekender which takes place in the Metropole Hotel, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5DY. This beautiful hotel is situated in one of the most picturesque towns in Mid Wales.

You have the choice of staying for two or three nights and up to 4 days so there is plenty of time to unwind and stretch things out making the most of your mini holiday.

Hotel facilities include: Modern function rooms, spacious luxury bedrooms, Indoor swimming pool, health club & spa, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room, silver service dining, games room (table tennis, bar football and board games), massage and pamper room, etc

We have some of the UK’s best salsa and fitness presenters brought together in fabulous surroundings. The classes are taught in different areas of the hotel, you just simply choose which class suits you and you do as many as you wish, salsa or fitness.

Salsa teachers: – Moe Flex, Garry & Giselle, Salsa Del Sol, Flamin’ Heels, Salsa Fever, Salas Flava UK

Workshops include: Cuban Salsa, New York & LA Salsa, Bachata, Tango, Kizomba, Reggaeton, Merengue, La Rueda, Ladies Styling, Dips & Tricks, Spinning Techniques, Shines, etc…. Don’t worry if you have not danced salsa, as there will be classes ranging from absolute beginners to advanced level with no partner required. Try and see you’ll love it!

Fitness presenters:  Delvin Clarke, Eileen McCotter, Weininger Irwin, Suzie Hopkins, Adele McGrath, Lucy Wills, Tony Felix and Universal Connections.

Classes include: Vibe Cycle (Indoor Cycling), Bootcamp, Vibe Nitro, Boxing Fitness, Circuits, Street Dance, Reggae Party, Zumba, Soca Jam, Kettlebells, Step, Aerobics, Burlesque Chair Dance, Aqua, Yoga, Tai Chi, Self Defence, Kahi-Bo, Swiss Balls, Ab Sculpting, Health & Nutrition Seminar.

Parties & Shows: – Each night there will be a show featuring: – Garry & Giselle’s dancers – Las Salseras; animation by Moe Flex, Weininger Irwin & Bob Betton.

After the shows comes the theme party, which happens in two separate rooms, one caters for the lovers of salsa and the other catering for lovers of the good R&B and club grooves – move freely between the two rooms for the best of both worlds.

DJ’s: Salsa Del Sol, Salsa Flex, Funki B, Moe Flex & Nigel B

Theme parties: –

Friday – Denim & Green; come dressed in your best denim and coolest green in celebration of St Patrick’s Day.
Saturday – The Ball; suits and cocktail dresses are the order of the day.  
Sunday – Doctors & Nurses; Be dressed and ready for any medical emergencies – what a carry on!!   

Each evening prizes will be given for the best male and female outfits – will you be a prize winner?

Other Activities* –

If doing classes is not your thing then why not take part in some of the other activities held nearby in the local sports centre or just simply chill out and enjoy a relaxing break – no pressure!!?

You could do…..

Mountain biking – hire for just a few pounds per day (helmet & emergency rucksack included)
5-a-side football
Distance running
Hill walking

What’s included in your price?

Bed & breakfast
Dinner (silver service)
All fitness & salsa workshops
All 3 fantastic parties
Health club, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, swimming pool, steam room
Use of games room

For more information on Unity you can call Bob on 07886 884573 or visit www.ufdance.co.uk

1lb gain

It’s sad I know but I gain 1lb this week.  The good thing is that I know how this has happened………can you guess?…….I was having far too much fun eating sweets LOL.  Seriously I feel its my diet. 

I am now going to concentrate on my foods as I feel I am not eating as well as I should.  As for Zumba well ladies it all about the routines.  I have some new songs to use and I will now finishing the routines and introducing them in class.  Watch this space…….

You are all looking good in class, I am so proud of you all.  Let me know how you guys doing?

Its #Christmas!!!!

As our Halloween Zumba party was such a success we are having a Christmas Zumba party on Thursday 15th December.  Theme is to wear Red/White or Red/Green.  Feel free to fancy dress using these colours……Mrs Santa, Elves, Rudolph etc.  We will be dancing to some Christmas tracks to keep us in the Christmas spirit. There will be a raffle on the day too.

Also Tuesday 20th December will be our Farewell to 2011 party.  This party will be our pre New Years Eve party to say goodbye to the old you and have our final workout before Christmas.

I really hope you can join us on both days.



I have just come back from a fantastic training day of a new dance workout call Booiaka. This is a dance fitness movement that I cannot wait to teach to you guys in Essex and East London.  Ladies watch this space as www.booiakamovement.com

5lb LOSER!!!

OMG……I can’t believe it…….I lost 5lbs this week taking my 1 stone Christmas target to 8 ½ lbs and my overall weight loss to 3 Stone 8 ½ pounds!!!!

Believe me I never thought this would happen……I am so happy and so overwhelmed…….THANK YOU SLIMMING WORLD AND ZUMBA!!!

I’ve got my first Christmas party on 3rd December and going shopping to get another dress…….losing weight means you need to shop more, it’s a rule apparently. ?

Ladies continue working hard in the Zumba classes as I can see the changes in you and I know we will reach our Christmas target.   We are doing this together to get new bodies before 2012.

Keep me posted on your developments.

LouLou meets Regina Cannon


OMG I had a great @Zumba class with Regina Cannon who came over from USA and showed us some international flavours at #Plasitow Park Community Centre

New Week….New Mission

Well ladies I can’t believe it…… I went and bought a size 16 trousers yesterday……..Oh yes…….honestly never thought I would be in a position to purchase such an item and I owe it all to Slimming World and Zumba.

This purchase has reminded me to keep focused on my goal of losing 1 stone before Christmas which is 6 week (41 days away) Ahhhh!!! And so far my weight loss is 3.5lbs.  Due to my busy schedule I missed my weigh in last week but will definitely get weighed this week and update you all.

Ladies…….. isn’t’ it hard to not eat those chocolates, cakes, sweets in the office or pick them up in the supermarket?  My goodness ….that little voice in my head keeps telling me that ‘it’s ok’, ‘it’s only a treat’….well I am certainly not good on will power but I know I have my family and friends and my fat pictures to remind me of how far I have come.

How are you guys doing?  Mum and I are noticed the changes in you at our Zumba classes and we would love to hear about your updates.

Stratford City!!!


What a great first class Stratford!! Lots of energy in the town hall tonight!! Can’t wait till next week.