Now is the time to CIZE it up

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This is the Zumba, this is the rhythm, this is the beat that makes you SWEAT!

You’re looking good, you’re getting abs!

High-low, cha-cha, let’s GO!

No, I didn’t start a music-career. These are obviously some pep talks from Zumba, HipHopAbs and CIZE! All three of those are present in my drawer, accompanied by my skipping rope and yoga mat.

I am NOT a fit girl. Hell, I am the complete opposite of that. I am actually lazy as my dear little Luci. I am not jumping out of bed every morning to do my morning-workout and I am not working out every day before I go to bed. In fact: I much rather watch some BS-television show or series on the couch. Working out every day, I wish…

Eh, why would you wish that you would? Because this little voice in my head is telling me that it would make me more fit. It would get me into better shape. Believe me, I tried (and did) fitness at the gym. It went quite OK for a while, but there was always a bigger and more relevant excuse not to go, than to go. So, a waste of money.

Let the rhythm take you over

Then I found a huge passion in street dance for, what was it, 6 years – I lost track. That was my thing, and I actually met one of my best friend there. We learned choreos all year through and at the end we had a performance and got to show everything we learned. I still remember how powerful I felt during a few of those choreo’s. My first one was Enrique Iglesias – Bailamos – the moves made me feel sexy and powerful. Looking back, those moves were for kids, but way back when, it got me confidence.

After that group fell apart, I joined another one, where I saw the group dancing to Missy Elliot – 4 my people – o my god, I was in love! The first one I practiced there was The Prodigy – Firestarter. Safe to say that I am not a fan of The Prodigy, but whenever I hear this song, it still reminds me of our dance. I just want to jump up and do the first moves (Debby, do you remember the rest?).

After a couple of years I moved out of my parents place and except for a few try out classes, I never joined a school or group again. I guess it’s the thought that I have to go somewhere after studies or work, and as I said – I am quite the lazy type, so I just don’t feel like doing that. I pretended for a while, signed up for some classes (Zumba and Bodyjam), but I never really went through with them. Yes, it was a terrible shame indeed.

This is the beat that makes you SWEAT!

At one point I came up with the amazing idea to just buy the Zumba-DVDs to practice at home – yeah right… I think I bought them in 2013 and even though they are still present here, I think I danced to them 4 times. And that would be a lot. So even though I actually LOVE dance hall and reggae ton, I just never bother – excuses, excuses, tomorrow is another day, I am starting next weak, bla-bla, und so weiter und sofort.

Then somewhere in, I am guessing 2012/2013 I met Shaun T. I believe it had something to do with Insanity that I wanted to try –because if you are just lazyballs and never doing a single sport-thing in your life, Insanity is THE program to get you started.

SHAUN T: (sport)love of my life

I downloaded Insanity and I think that a program called HipHopAbs was included or it just caught my eye. So, I also downloaded HipHopAbs. Well, I can be brief about Insanity. As the name already states: it’s INSANE and I was dead after 3 minutes. Never-started-again.

You’re looking good, you’re getting abs!

Then I tried HipHopAbs, just for fun. And there you go, the key to practicing sport is fun. You need to feel like you want to do it, you need to feel adrenaline pumping, like you are doing something fun. In other words: if sport is a must, you don’t want to do it.

But if you are excited while you are doing it, time flies, you barely notice that you are doing sports and are mega satisfied when you are done. So, I started doing HHA every day, because it’s a 30 day program. You practice first level for 30 days, with one day of rest and then you go over to second level or something – which is more intensive. I did the whole course and got my mind set on continuing while moving to Berlin, but I failed miserably. Again, same old excuses. I decided to step over to 30 days challenges and even though they only cost you like 5 minutes, I just didn’t feel like doing that.

Then a lot of apps came along: 7 Minute Work-out, Kayla Itsines, 30 days challenges again, Nike Training app, but I never lasted longer than a week.

Now, I am not mentioning that I am cycling to work every day, but since I do that every single day, my body got used to it and it’s not doing anything anymore – only if I stop doing it. If it rains or snows for three days and I need to take public transport, I feel incomplete, not so much like Sas anymore and I feel less fit. Cycling is my thing, I love it, I don’t want to live without. But I also love to dance – so why wasn’t I doing that every day, right?

You are fabulous, you are looking good, you are getting abs.

Anyway, anyhow, I think I didn’t practice anything regularly in 2015 until December 31st. I saw HipHopAbs on my laptop again und ich hatte einfach die Schnauze voll. I got my Joggings and a shirt and started again. Adrenaline was pumping and I got hella excited again. After it was done, I didn’t want to stop (I know, that’s just me, I don’t do anything for ages and if I start, I don’t want to stop and overdo it). I practiced HipHopAbs every day for a month again and felt SO GOOD! I was noticing the difference in energy level and in my body and needed my daily dose of Shaun T. That guy is absolutely fabulous, talking to you during the whole work-out, pushing you to your limits and beyond.

Excuses, excuses

But as usual, I felt back into my old lazy habits again when I moved back to Berlin and started a full time job the 1st of February. Damn, this Wednesday I have my 1 year anniversary, milestone! However, I didn’t do sports anymore. My laptop broke down and I could’nt do HipHopAbs anymore (such a good excuse), because a few months later I found out I could also stream it, but didn’t practice it regularly anyway. La-zy.

I think instead of looking at myself for being lazy, I blame it on boredom, a HipHopAbs rut. I can dance the routines of HipHopAbs with my eyes closed, it wasn’t new anymore, therefore not challenging and even though some of those work-outs are really enervating, I knew what was coming and just didn’t feel challenged anymore.

Also, schuss.

High-low, cha-cha, let’s GO!

Then on a Sunday afternoon I was scrolling around on beachbody.com and I saw this:

As you have read before, I did street dance for six years so CIZE was exactly what the doctor ordered!
I ordered it and two weeks ago I started. The routine you see here, is the first one so that one, I already master. It’s the easiest one, but I only get more excited when I see what more is to come. The fabulous thing about CIZE is that you are dancing working your ass off, but it’s so much fun. Shaun T breaks down all of the moves and at the end, some great song is playing, in this case Timbaland – Hands up in the air and you are doing a complete choreo. Anybody can do it!

Now is the time to CIZE it up!

If you love to dance, to perform, to feel powerful and sexy, CIZE is your work-out. Half an hour every day and you are good to go. This is something to look forward to every day. Now, I need to be honest, the first week I did this 4 times a week and last week I didn’t do it at all.

Lazy, yes, disappointed? No. Instead of being disappointed in myself, I just danced again yesterday and noticed how much good it is actually doing. So, today I will do Timbaland for the last time and I will start with Bruno Mars – Treasure tomorrow (I dont’t particulary like Bruno, but that dance is AWESOME). Who thought dancing working out could be so excited, right?!

Have a great Sunday!

Alles liebe,
Sascia

Ps: this post is not sponsored, I wish, I am just really excited about CIZE and Shaun T is the best.[:nl]

This is the Zumba, this is the rhythm, this is the beat that makes you SWEAT!

You’re looking good, you’re getting abs!

High-low, cha-cha, let’s GO!

No, I didn’t start a music-career. These are obviously some pep talks from Zumba, HipHopAbs and CIZE! All three of those are present in my drawer, accompanied by my skipping rope and yoga mat.

I am NOT a fit girl. Hell, I am the complete opposite of that. I am actually lazy as my dear little Luci. I am not jumping out of bed every morning to do my morning-workout and I am not working out every day before I go to bed. In fact: I much rather watch some BS-television show or series on the couch. Working out every day, I wish…

Eh, why would you wish that you would? Because this little voice in my head is telling me that it would make me more fit. It would get me into better shape. Believe me, I tried (and did) fitness at the gym. It went quite OK for a while, but there was always a bigger and more relevant excuse not to go, than to go. So, a waste of money.

Let the rhythm take you over

Then I found a huge passion in street dance for, what was it, 6 years – I lost track. That was my thing, and I actually met one of my best friend there. We learned choreos all year through and at the end we had a performance and got to show everything we learned. I still remember how powerful I felt during a few of those choreo’s. My first one was Enrique Iglesias – Bailamos – the moves made me feel sexy and powerful. Looking back, those moves were for kids, but way back when, it got me confidence.

After that group fell apart, I joined another one, where I saw the group dancing to Missy Elliot – 4 my people – o my god, I was in love! The first one I practiced there was The Prodigy – Firestarter. Safe to say that I am not a fan of The Prodigy, but whenever I hear this song, it still reminds me of our dance. I just want to jump up and do the first moves (Debby, do you remember the rest?).

After a couple of years I moved out of my parents place and except for a few try out classes, I never joined a school or group again. I guess it’s the thought that I have to go somewhere after studies or work, and as I said – I am quite the lazy type, so I just don’t feel like doing that. I pretended for a while, signed up for some classes (Zumba and Bodyjam), but I never really went through with them. Yes, it was a terrible shame indeed.

This is the beat that makes you SWEAT!

At one point I came up with the amazing idea to just buy the Zumba-DVDs to practice at home – yeah right… I think I bought them in 2013 and even though they are still present here, I think I danced to them 4 times. And that would be a lot. So even though I actually LOVE dance hall and reggae ton, I just never bother – excuses, excuses, tomorrow is another day, I am starting next weak, bla-bla, und so weiter und sofort.

Then somewhere in, I am guessing 2012/2013 I met Shaun T. I believe it had something to do with Insanity that I wanted to try –because if you are just lazyballs and never doing a single sport-thing in your life, Insanity is THE program to get you started.

SHAUN T: (sport)love of my life

I downloaded Insanity and I think that a program called HipHopAbs was included or it just caught my eye. So, I also downloaded HipHopAbs. Well, I can be brief about Insanity. As the name already states: it’s INSANE and I was dead after 3 minutes. Never-started-again.

You’re looking good, you’re getting abs!

Then I tried HipHopAbs, just for fun. And there you go, the key to practicing sport is fun. You need to feel like you want to do it, you need to feel adrenaline pumping, like you are doing something fun. In other words: if sport is a must, you don’t want to do it.

But if you are excited while you are doing it, time flies, you barely notice that you are doing sports and are mega satisfied when you are done. So, I started doing HHA every day, because it’s a 30 day program. You practice first level for 30 days, with one day of rest and then you go over to second level or something – which is more intensive. I did the whole course and got my mind set on continuing while moving to Berlin, but I failed miserably. Again, same old excuses. I decided to step over to 30 days challenges and even though they only cost you like 5 minutes, I just didn’t feel like doing that.

Then a lot of apps came along: 7 Minute Work-out, Kayla Itsines, 30 days challenges again, Nike Training app, but I never lasted longer than a week.

Now, I am not mentioning that I am cycling to work every day, but since I do that every single day, my body got used to it and it’s not doing anything anymore – only if I stop doing it. If it rains or snows for three days and I need to take public transport, I feel incomplete, not so much like Sas anymore and I feel less fit. Cycling is my thing, I love it, I don’t want to live without. But I also love to dance – so why wasn’t I doing that every day, right?

You are fabulous, you are looking good, you are getting abs.

Anyway, anyhow, I think I didn’t practice anything regularly in 2015 until December 31st. I saw HipHopAbs on my laptop again und ich hatte einfach die Schnauze voll. I got my Joggings and a shirt and started again. Adrenaline was pumping and I got hella excited again. After it was done, I didn’t want to stop (I know, that’s just me, I don’t do anything for ages and if I start, I don’t want to stop and overdo it). I practiced HipHopAbs every day for a month again and felt SO GOOD! I was noticing the difference in energy level and in my body and needed my daily dose of Shaun T. That guy is absolutely fabulous, talking to you during the whole work-out, pushing you to your limits and beyond.

Excuses, excuses

But as usual, I felt back into my old lazy habits again when I moved back to Berlin and started a full time job the 1st of February. Damn, this Wednesday I have my 1 year anniversary, milestone! However, I didn’t do sports anymore. My laptop broke down and I could’nt do HipHopAbs anymore (such a good excuse), because a few months later I found out I could also stream it, but didn’t practice it regularly anyway. La-zy.

I think instead of looking at myself for being lazy, I blame it on boredom, a HipHopAbs rut. I can dance the routines of HipHopAbs with my eyes closed, it wasn’t new anymore, therefore not challenging and even though some of those work-outs are really enervating, I knew what was coming and just didn’t feel challenged anymore.

Also, schuss.

High-low, cha-cha, let’s GO!

Then on a Sunday afternoon I was scrolling around on beachbody.com and I saw this:

As you have read before, I did street dance for six years so CIZE was exactly what the doctor ordered!
I ordered it and two weeks ago I started. The routine you see here, is the first one so that one, I already master. It’s the easiest one, but I only get more excited when I see what more is to come. The fabulous thing about CIZE is that you are dancing working your ass off, but it’s so much fun. Shaun T breaks down all of the moves and at the end, some great song is playing, in this case Timbaland – Hands up in the air and you are doing a complete choreo. Anybody can do it!

Now is the time to CIZE it up!

If you love to dance, to perform, to feel powerful and sexy, CIZE is your work-out. Half an hour every day and you are good to go. This is something to look forward to every day. Now, I need to be honest, the first week I did this 4 times a week and last week I didn’t do it at all.

Lazy, yes, disappointed? No. Instead of being disappointed in myself, I just danced again yesterday and noticed how much good it is actually doing. So, today I will do Timbaland for the last time and I will start with Bruno Mars – Treasure tomorrow (I dont’t particulary like Bruno, but that dance is AWESOME). Who thought dancing working out could be so excited, right?!

Have a great Sunday!

Alles liebe,
Sascia

Ps: this post is not sponsored, I wish, I am just really excited about CIZE and Shaun T is the best.[:]

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