16th August, 2014

Watching some Zumba Step while I eat lunch. #zincon2014

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4 words that have broken my heart:

posted 3 days ago

Steve is out sick.

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Day 3! Wearing some of the NEW clothes I got at the Zumba wear store. These pants are soooooooooooooo comfy. Like pajamas!

I have so much to tell you but it has been just nuts here. After the concert last night I sucked it up and went to dinner afterwards - meaning I didn’t get to bed till 1am! You know that’s late for me! Then, I thought I set my alarm for 7:15 and miraculously woke up right at 7:15 even though I hadn’t turned the alarm ON. Thank you Jesus!

I woke up so hoarse. Not just from all the screaming I’ve been doing (and there’s been a lot) but from having to yell to “talk” to people over all the loud music!

Guys, today is Steve day! STEVE!!!

Day 3! Wearing some of the NEW clothes I got at the Zumba wear store. These pants are soooooooooooooo comfy. Like pajamas!

I have so much to tell you but it has been just nuts here. After the concert last night I sucked it up and went to dinner afterwards - meaning I didn’t get to bed till 1am! You know that’s late for me! Then, I thought I set my alarm for 7:15 and miraculously woke up right at 7:15 even though I hadn’t turned the alarm ON. Thank you Jesus!

I woke up so hoarse. Not just from all the screaming I’ve been doing (and there’s been a lot) but from having to yell to “talk” to people over all the loud music!

Guys, today is Steve day! STEVE!!!


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15th August, 2014

Ready for the fitness concert! (In my new clearance cargos!)

Ready for the fitness concert! (In my new clearance cargos!)


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Our Step training was done by Marcie who HAPPENS to be married to DJ Francis - no idea if people outside Zumbaland know who he is, but he’s kind of a big deal :P - so he DJ’d our whole class! It was so fun! 

And the main choreography training portion was done to this song. I immediately downloaded it when I left and I am still listening to it even though we heard it probably 10 times in class.

Our Step training was done by Marcie who HAPPENS to be married to DJ Francis - no idea if people outside Zumbaland know who he is, but he’s kind of a big deal :P - so he DJ’d our whole class! It was so fun!

And the main choreography training portion was done to this song. I immediately downloaded it when I left and I am still listening to it even though we heard it probably 10 times in class.


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The Zumba Outlet. Like Black Friday for Zumba fanatics.

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Zumba Step training! #zincon2014

Zumba Step training! #zincon2014


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PART of the line for the store. Luckily I’m in the front half. ;)

PART of the line for the store. Luckily I’m in the front half. ;)


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ZCON2014 Day 2

Up early to go get in line for the Zumba outlet store. Probably a poor decision…probably gonna wish I got more sleep…probably not gonna be able to find squat. But I’m all in, baby!

(Found an “ambient noise” playlist on Songza last night and it made a world of difference for how I slept! Now if I could get my room to cool down….)

ZCON2014 Day 2

Up early to go get in line for the Zumba outlet store. Probably a poor decision…probably gonna wish I got more sleep…probably not gonna be able to find squat. But I’m all in, baby!

(Found an “ambient noise” playlist on Songza last night and it made a world of difference for how I slept! Now if I could get my room to cool down….)


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14th August, 2014

Reppin’ @alejodance

Reppin’ @alejodance


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ZCON2014 - Day one!

What a day guys!!! I am exhausted and frighteningly sore considering this is DAY ONE. Yikes. But it’s soreness I earned in the most fun way imaginable.

We started out with the Opening Ceremonies which were 10x more exciting and fun than I expected. I want to tell you all about that…but it will be later when I’m not posting from my phone.

My first session was Bollywood Obsession. As I told FB after the class was over, it was like a Zumba amusement park ride. Absolute euphoria! Sucheta Pal is my new favorite ZES. I LOVED HER. All of her routines were simple enough to follow, but so dynamic!! They were dripping with Bollywood and Bhangra flavor. For the final song she gathered everyone into a giant circle and I wish I could properly describe it to you…but I honestly felt like I was in a scene from a Bollywood movie. Incredible. Just incredible. (Sucheta is the tiny one in the middle of the top photo. The gal on the right was a new friend who recognized me…well you know. Hehe)

My second session was LatinTronika and it was much much tougher than I expected! Meli, instructor, really focused on the “functional fitness” aspects of Zumba, which meant a lot of toning moves. I think this is why I’m already so sore, but I’m so excited about the Tango Electronico routine she taught us.

The evening ended with my Pedro & Martin master class. It was alright, but I think I took a misstep choosing their class. They themselves are beyond fabulous and cute as can be, but they do a lot of super fast, what I call “frantic” songs and I’m not into that. Not for extended periods of time. Plus, it was stupid crowded and my feet kept getting tromped on, so I bailed a little early.

AND - last thing - I stopped back by the Zumba wear store and I had some luck! Got a couple capris and several tops.

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If you need me, I’ll be icing various parts of my body (with the cutest little ice bag there ever was!) and snarfing ALL THE FOOD.

2 more hours of Zumba to go.

If you need me, I’ll be icing various parts of my body (with the cutest little ice bag there ever was!) and snarfing ALL THE FOOD.

2 more hours of Zumba to go.


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So something kinda funny keeps happening.

posted 5 days ago

Backstory: on the Newbie FB group I’m part of, I posted a picture of myself and suggested everyone do the same, so it would be easier to recognize each other in person. Well, everyone posted their pictures in the comments on MY picture, so every time they did that, my picture at the top of the wall. Over and over. For a couple months. My face. Right there.

So everywhere I’ve gone so far, I’ve had people approaching me. “Are you Sarah Butler?!?” Like I’m a celebrity. It is hilarious. And totally awesome. :)

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They gave all of us bindi stickers for Bollywood Obsession. (Any bets on how long it will take to sweat it off? Haha)

They gave all of us bindi stickers for Bollywood Obsession. (Any bets on how long it will take to sweat it off? Haha)


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