It will soon be 2012!!

It’s New Years Eve and I am probably one of the few people who will be sad to say goodbye to 2011.  This year has been such an adventure for me, going to Trinidad carnival, becoming a Zumba® instructor, losing nearly 4 stone and meeting so many great people along the way………my goodness 2011 has been the year that changed my life.

I am really really excited about 2012 and hoping it will be bigger and better than 2011.  I would love for you to join me on 2nd January at 6.30pm to support Julia in our Zumba® Fundrasier at Plaistow Park Community Centre.  We have a number of Zumba®  instructors performing on the night……its going to be a Zumba® explosion for 2012!!

I hope you all have a great evening tonight welcoming in the New Year and I would like to wish you all health, strength and happiness for 2012.

I enjoyed my Christmas – 1.5lbs gain

After eating all my favourite foods and drinking my favourite Bacardi and Lemonade over Christmas, gaining 1.5lbs is a good result.  However next Tuesday, 3rd January, is my final weigh in to reach my 1 year target as I started Slimming world on 4th January 2011.  I really hope that I get close to losing 4 stone.

ZUMBA!……..I never thought I would miss having a workout.  The Christmas break has brought on withdrawal symptoms of the dancing with you ladies.  Only 7 more sleeps till Stratford class and 8 more sleeps till Goodmayes class……..I can’t wait.

Ladies I hope you had a great Christmas are ready for your 2012 workout!!! 🙂



Fundraiser for Julia – 2nd January 2012

On Monday 2nd January we are asking all our Zumba® sista’s and brothers to come together to support a member of the Zumba® family Plaistow,  Julia & her children.
Julia and her family suffered great loss due to a fire at her home..
This fundraiser has been organised to lend a helping hand to a Sista in need and show her some love…. All money donated goes directly to Julia and her family
A number of Zumba® Instructors have donated their time on 2nd January to raise money for Julia.  There will be lots of fun and dancing to be had so come lets get together and Unite!!!!
Please see documents below for more information.

Sciatic Nerve Pain – 1lb gain

It’s a bad day today, I suffer from sciatica and had a flare up today which made me have water retention so unfortunately gained on the scales.  I am not happy about it and have eaten 4 shortbread biscuits, pringles and celebrations ……… and right now I don’t care LOL.

The plus side is that I am now wearing size 14 clothes Yippee!!!!  I can’t wait for those sales on Boxing day 😉

Final Zumba class tonight…….I hope to see you in your bling.

Completed Zumba Basic 2

Zumba Ladies!! Yesterday I had the great pleasure of being trained by Caroline Parsons on Zumba Basic 2 (B2) course and learnt new dances:Flamenco, Belly dance Samba and Tango which I cannot wait to teach to you all in 2012.

On our pre-New Years Eve party I will give you a sneak preview of what we will be doing next year.

Saying goodbye to 2011…Pre New Years Eve Party!!

I am still buzzing from last nights Zumba Christmas party…..ladies you looked fabulous and you all worked hard and we had so much fun with Sophia Zumba and Bert Jones.

Tuesday 20th December is the final class for 2011 and will be having a Pre New Years Eve Party.  Dress code to wear your ‘bling’ and sparkle away 2011 and dancing to some new tracks for 2012 and some of your favourite tracks of 2011.

Lets make it a night to remember!!


It’s Christmas!!…..It’s Party Time!!!

I am so excited the best day of the week has arrived…’s thursday……it’s party time at Goodmayes Baptist Church at 7pm!!!!

Sophia Zumba will be in the house showing us her funky Zumba moves and Bert Jones will be jumping up with us ladies so lets show him how we Zumba in Goodmayes!!!

Don’t forget the dress code is Red and White or Red and Green, fancy dress in Christmas spirit, bring your dancing feet and let’s have some fun.  Whoop Whoop!!!

Getting back on track…..lost 1lb

I lost 1lb today leaving me with1 ½ lbs to go for my 4 stone goal.  I am really finding this time of year is really hard.  It’s cold outside and the desserts are looking so attractive …….you know what I mean, mince pie and custard, crumble with custard……..anything with custard really soooooo tempting…….those M&S adverts don’t help either.

To help I remind myself of where I was a year ago, look back over those pictures, remembering how unhappy I was and then those craving go away and I have a syn free snack instead.  You got to love Slimming Worlds terminology, ha ha.

This week I hope to be more in control of my diet to get those last pounds off and we will be working hard in our Zumba classes.  See you during the week.



To all my @Zumba Ladies!!…..Bert Jones, Labour Councillor for @Goodmayes Ward will be coming to our Zumba Christmas party on Thursday 15th December.  Let’s show him how much we love Zumba and love to party!!

Don’t forget to wear your colours, Red and White or Red and Green….. with Bert Jones and Sohpia Zumba its going to be a Christmas party to remember.  Whoop Whoop!!

7 Sleeps till LouLou’s Zumba Christmas Party!!!

It’s what you have been waiting for, #Zumba #Christmas Party on 15th December at Goodmayes Baptist Church at 7pm.  Wear Red/White or Red/Green or Fancy dress as Mrs Santa, Rudolph etc and let have some fun dancing to Christmas song such as Mariah Carey ‘All I want for Christmas’.

Also we have a very special guest Zumba Teacher Sophia Jones aka Sophia Zumba, coming down and teach some tracks.  Sophia love for Zumba and style of music inspires women to dance and express themselves in her classes.