Monday, August 23, 2010

Zumba with SensaZao Crew!

Happy Monday!!!!!! It is a rainy dreary day in the NYC but I am in wonderful spirits and I think it has something to do with my amazing weekend.

You guys know how much I love Zumba so when my friend Jenny told me about this amazing group called the SensaZao Crew coming to NYC for a special event, I jumped at the opportunity.  Sensazao Crew is made up of three members, Jaz Gabriella, and Diego as well as some other people and are very popular in D.C.

The Crew describes themselves like this…

A sensation captures your senses and reaches a part of you to remind you you’re alive. Its effect is hard to explain, but easy to feel.

This is the core of what we do.

After checking out their YouTube videos, I could not WAIT to try out the class.

We arrived to the dance studio a little early to secure a great spot in class…

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Before long the room filled up


The crew was getting ready to kick our butts


and then the dancing started!

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here is a little video that I took…



We danced our hearts out for what seemed like forever but in reality it was just 1 hour and 30 minutes…I was drenched when the class ended and I burned 1048 CALORIES!!!!!!!!

After class, Jenny turned into a giddy school girl and asked to take a picture with the crew lol…She is the one that is Cheeeeeeeesing lol


Just when I thought my Saturday could not get any better, I went to the movies with Gigi to see Eat Pray Love and I loved it! I know it received some bad reviews but I thoroughly enjoyed it. AND I managed to behave myself at the movie w/treats! I purchased the Zap package which was a small amount of popcorn with fruit snacks and a diet coke AND instead of adding butter; I purchased the Kettle Corn Seasoning


My weekend was not alllllllll fun, I spent a lot of time doing this….


AND enjoying some great eats!

Last week, I received Arnold Sandwich Thins from the Foodbuzz Tastemaker program and I could not wait to try them!

I tried the Mutli-grain bun first…which by the way is ONLY 100 calories, 5 grams of Fiber, and 1 gram of fat!


It went perfect with my black bean burger and Corn on the Cobb!


I am definitely going to start buying these more often!

When I decided to give up meat, I was nervous to see how my family would respond to this change. Thankfully I am blessed with an amazing family and they have been very supportive. Ayer I spent the day at my mom's house and I was craving lasagna…my mom is so great and made two different lasagnas one with meat and one with veggies for me!

First she sautéed the Eggplant, Broccoli, Carrots, Peppers, Mushrooms, and Onions, in garlic, seasoning, and tomato sauce.


And then layered the lasagna with veggies and part skim mozzarella and part skim ricotta


This was Amazing!!!!!!!!


AND I have leftovers!


This morning I did Turbo Fire 45 and Stretch 10 Class and felt grrrrrreat!

I refueled with Oat bran (with cinnamon and splenda), Strawberries, 1 tbsp of PB & Co crunchy PB and my usual cafe con leche


Well I have rambled on for long enough…have a great day!!!!!!



  1. Looks like the class was amazing! Very cool!

  2. I am soooo obsessed with Zumba- it is just so much FUN! Ahhhh!

  3. Glad you loved Zumba! I haven't been in a while because of my 10K training schedule, but I'll have to squeeze a session in soon; I miss shakin' my booty until I'm soaked!

    And that lasagna looks great- I love adding a mix of veggies in the layers!

  4. I would love to try Zumba one day and Turbo Fire too!!!


  5. i want some of them burgers! but nena. i made the Most AMAZEBALLS Snobby Joes! SLoppy Joe with LENTILS! perfect flavor too.

    i love the class! I think im gonna get a DVD to try at home... but i need more peeps to do it with- the energy is amazing!

  6. I want to try zumba even though I'm extremely klutzy.

    I love getting those kid's meals at the movies. It's the perfect portion of popcorn. I just wish the diet coke was a little bigger. haha.

  7. i LOVE classes that are JAM packed! they bring such an amazing energy and vibe, it looks so fun from the video! i took zumba once and the intructor was so bad, so I didnt have a good experience but i know its such a fun workout and really heart pumping!

  8. What a great weekend - that class looks like it was so much fun! I've never taken Zumba but they just got it at NYSC so maybe I will try it out.

    Your food looks awesome, especially the lasagna, even when mine is veggie it doesn't have nearly as much as your dish. Definitely going to have expend my recipe. Yum!

  9. Wow! That was an intense workout! And it looks like a lot of fun too :)

  10. Looks like you had an amazing time! So happy to hear someone say they liked Eat,Love, Pray. I have to go see it. I'll probably like it, since you did!

  11. Holy cow, 1hr & 30 minutes. I can only do an hr class. I love Zumba!! You go girl

  12. Glad you found a great new class to try!! Looks like a blast.

    The lasagna looks fantastic. You make it look so easy!

    Regarding those fruit snacks, I will give you an A+ because they are definitely the best choice, compared to the other candy they sell at movie theaters.

  13. I'm so glad that your family is supporting your decisions and helping to accomodate you! I wish MY family would do that with regards to eating healthy at all in any way whatsoever. Instead they try to feed me greasy disgusting cheeseburgers when I go home. And they wonder why I never go home...

    Zumba looks like so much fun!

  14. I'm so glad I got to see this infamous lasagna, lol!

    Loved the pics of the Zumba class too, looks awesome...and sweaty! ;-)

    Have a great day!

  15. The Zumba class sounds awesome. i miss Zumba. They have it at the gym on base but the time is so inconvenient for me. Like I would have to keep driving back and forth. I prefer to go to the gym right after work and then drive home.

  16. That class looks like so much fun!

  17. holy friggn weekend!! i took zumba once and it was a disaster for me hahaha but this class sounds AMAZING!

    i too saw epl this weekend and reallllly liked it! of course the italy part made me crazy hungry and the book was def better!

  18. Your Zumba class looked so fun! Wish I didn't have that wedding! I so would have joined! Luckily I had my fair share of Zumba this weekend too hehe. So cute of your mom to make you veggie lasagna. Yummy.

  19. I would love to get my white girl dance on with Zumba- this looks like so much fun!

    Yay for mama namaste for making you a special lasagna- it's so great that they are all being supportive!

  20. Zumba looks like so much fun! I've never tried it before, but dang everyone looks HOT! ;-)

  21. I love that you take photos and videos while you are working out, that's just gangsta.

    I love zumba for the fun of it and the calorie burn doesn't hurt either :)

  22. You did awesome at the movie!

    I need to find your black bean burger recipe... and then the motivation to make it. It looks fabulous!

  23. That class seems like so much fun. I enjoyed zumba at home so I can only imagine how the energy was in the room!

  24. Zumba sounds like so much fun! Dance classes always intimidate me, but end up being a ton of fun...and usually a great workout too.

  25. That class looks like so much fun!! Jealous!

  26. Does anyone in NYC teach the routines of Sensazao? Just moved here from DC. Miss them a bunch!


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