Monday, 10 January 2011

Zumba and Giveaway teaser!

Zumba was fun.  It wasn't as fun as I thought it would be.  I knew I wouldn't be good at it, and I wasn't.  I'm not very it's going to take some practice before I can call it a legitimate workout.  Luckily, the way it worked was that we would do 1 minute on the machines and then 1 minute Zumba-ing and made only one completion of the circuit, so at least I got in some decent resistance training.  I enjoyed it, but comparatively, I feel like I get a better workout when I run between machines and complete the circuit twice with 30 seconds running, 30 seconds on the machines.  So, it's a work in progress.  I already reserved my spot in class for next Monday night!  : )

CSN contacted me a week ago to ask if I'd like to review one of their products and have a give away for my readers.  ALL 25 of you!  CSN is comprised of over 200 websites, including everything from luggage stores to furniture and cookware.  I was especially interested in their cookware.  One thing I have learned during the process of losing more than 100lbs is that you HAVE to learn to cook healthy meals for yourself.  Avoid the restaurants, especially the fast ones!  Before, the only time I was in my kitchen was to get food from the fridge or freezer and put it in the microwave.  Now I spend probably 10hrs or more of my week in the kitchen- menu and meal planning, prepping and cooking, and dishing and displaying my edible works of art! 

Making sure you "eat the rainbow" will already ensure that your plate looks vibrant and appealing (especially for children), but I'm sure you know that the way you cut and display those foods is just as important!  I have all kinds of tools I've used for preparing the childrens' meals for many years now.  I'm just beginning to really get into the aesthetics of eating for myself, so when I saw the KidCo BabySteps Multi Slicer, I knew I had to have it!  Luckily, CSN is offering a great deal for us; I'm going to get to review the multi slicer and then give one away to you guys PLUS a $15 gift code toward whatever the winner wants!  WHOOP!  Can't WAIT to see how the multi slicer REALLY dresses up the PlanetBox! 

Oh, and they told me to make sure you all knew that there may be international shipping charges in the case of Canadian addresses.  Sorry 'bout that 'nadians.  My husband's a canuck- I feel for ya.


  1. Yeah, us Canadians always get the short end of the stick (lol - kidding). Hope the products work well. Presentation of food is very important to me and that tool would certainly make all the fruits and veggies look nice and interesting. I so agree with you about cooking and not eating in the restaurants all the time. They can be deadly for calories and fat content - especially fat (I mean) fast foods.

  2. Oh that looks like it would be fun to try :) I'm even willing to pay the international fees!

  3. I am a believer in eat the rainbow; get color & you'll feel it.

  4. Good morning, I have an award for you here:

  5. I tried Zumba on vacation last year and was soooo uncoordinated! And could not remember the choreography.


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