As one of my wants for 2015 is to have a healthier me, my husband & I have started working out. We dusted off our Bally’s membership cards and began heading to the gym. I admit at first I dreaded it. I despised it. I just get so bored walking a treadmill. It’s a start and as with everything it’s baby steps. I know that. When I did go to the gym, years ago, I enjoyed taking classes. So I was thrilled to learn that my girl Nellie from Brooklyn Active Mama was going to bring her Zumba class to Manhattan for A Healthy U Mini New Year Kick Off. I signed up without hesitation.
The event was amazing. A Healthy U was founded by Nellie along with Cassandre & Kimberly, all of whom are health & wellness bloggers. These fabulous ladies want to encourage women on their journeys to a healthier lifestyle. For the few hours that day, they surely lit a spark in me. And I thank them.
It was enlightening to hear the healthy goals of each woman, strangers to me but bonded by a sisterhood and our daily challenges of a healthier lifestyle.
Zumba kicked my ass!! But it was so worth the sweat and the aches the next day. I felt alive doing it and I can’t wait to get back to taking classes again. If only Nellie was in the city I would be a regular because she works you out and to the best music! Loved it!
Since Zumba I have continued to go to the gym with hubby. Our work schedules and the cold have dampened how frequently we head out but we are determined to get on a more consistent schedule. I actually ran on the treadmill for 3 minutes the other day which is a HUGE feat for me! The pounds are slowly coming off. I feel great about myself & am anxious of what the next few months will bring.
Thank you so much to Nellie for being a fabulous instructor & just an outgoing human being. You really don’t know how much you, Cassandre and Kimberly encouraged me. You lit a fire that I thought died out years ago.
Be sure to follow these women & their blogs! If you’re in New York City, look out for their 2nd annual A Healthy U Conference this spring. Hope to see you there!
Have you started a journey toward a healthier u? Let me know how you’re doing so far!
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.