Kerrie's Blog: Update - Getting Healthy in the Rain

Update - Getting Healthy in the Rain

March 4th is here so I must update you on my progress.

Zumba has been going wonderfully and I've talked to some of the teachers about their experiences and am quite jazzed for my March 16th certification class.  I put on some music and tried choreographing a short dance to teach and it was rough.  Remembering the steps, making them easy enough but beneficial for all was holding me up.  I'm anxious to learn some tricks of the trade in the class.

My good friend Lillian urged me to try the new yoga studio by our house. $20 for a month of unlimited classes had me committed.  Yesterday morning we took our first hot yoga Hatha class and it was amazing.  They say sweat is fat crying and with the room's temperature over 90 degrees it was crying alright.  Afterward, I felt leaner and was more aware of what I was putting into my body for the rest of the day. It was rough too because my nephew George turned 1 year old and there was a big party with lots of good food but I did ok.

I look forward to my Zumba certification course and hope to use it to help others.  If I do nothing with it I still am happy to get outside my comfort zone and push myself into doing things outside the norm.

I hope everyone is keeping up with their goals and even if you've gotten off track there is no better day than TODAY to jump back onboard.


Baby G wasn't so healthy yesterday but hey, you only turn one once!

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager


Comment balloon 30 commentsKerrie La Guardia • March 04 2013 12:27PM


Hi Kerrie,  Good luck on your cert class.  Love B'day pics with the kids diving into the cake !!!

Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, I've never tried Hot Yoga, I don't think I could stand the hear for 90 min. Good luck to you on your certification, you'll do great!

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie,  I'm sure you will nail it.  Funny, Erin just text me and said she was heading out to a Yoga class and would be offlice for a while.  I really need to make some time to enjoy something like this and DE Stress!

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 6 years ago

Baby G wasn't thinking yoga! I haven't tried yoga but I do get the all-natural flashes of heat .

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) over 6 years ago

two birthdays at my house this month, there WILL be cake.  My gun however won't be here until after my birthday.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 6 years ago

Fat crying... I love the concept.


Posted by Alan May, Helping you find your way home. (Coldwell Banker Residential) over 6 years ago

Tammy - Gun?

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, Birthdays just would not be as much fun if we had a birthday broccoli plate!  There is something about cake that creates a celebration. 

You are doing great and will get your certification on the 16th. I like "get outside my comfort zone and push myself" ... that is how I felt when jumping from an airplane. 

Hot yoga ... that is on my list.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 6 years ago


Maybe you're not aware, but birthday cake doesn't have any calories. Just trying to be helpful.


Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 6 years ago

Hey good luck on your certification class, I'm sure you'll nail it. Your little one looks so cute diving into the birthday cake and like Rich just pointed out, no calories in birthday

Posted by Suesan Jenifer Therriault, "Inspecting every purchase as if it were my own". (JTHIS-Professional Home Inspection Team) over 6 years ago

Awesome job! I just got home from a mid-day yoga class! It was definitely sweaty - I have not tried Hatha yet .... eeek! Good luck on your Zumba cert - I bet you will have a blast!

Posted by Erin Bates (CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services) over 6 years ago

  Baby G. has the right approach to that cake :)

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) over 6 years ago

Kerrie - I've been doing yoga for years and love it. So many people think it's easy when it's really hard! It's a great way to build strength, while having such a calming effect. Between Zumba and yoga you're going to be in the best shape of your life! I've been hiking with Lucy and we're both loving it! Best of luck with your certification - I know you can do it!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) over 6 years ago

Kerrie- I've not tried Hatha yoga but when I was living in Leesburg, my neiighbor/yoga teacher had a class out on the golf course behind her home.  It was at nght in a full moon.  The best experience!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 6 years ago

OK..just read your comment and Tammy's and have to ask her about that...Gun??  lol...

Anyway, congrats on doing the Zumba thing..I have wanted to do that but a bit scared lol..Yoga, nope...not gonna happen :)!  

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 6 years ago

Kerrie~ I can not get the zumba thing I have tried but God didn't bless me with ANY rhythm...LOL!

Posted by Melissa McKinney, Realtor, (McKinney Realty Group) over 6 years ago

Go get'em, Kerrie.  The choreography gets easier with practcie.  I've been mounting my instrutor Spinner for 16 years, and I never carry notes because the choreography gets in you and you just do it with purpose.  You'll be a great Zumba teacher.  I've never taken a Zumba class, but everyone that I know who takes it loves it.  Good luck with the certification. 

Posted by Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) over 6 years ago

A great class to be dertified in.  Of course, anything the improves a person is good.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 6 years ago

I can see you teaching ZUMBA! You have the energy and the enthusiam to make a class FUN!

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 6 years ago

I got to see Kerrie in person at Family Reunion and I can state for a fact ZUMBA is WORKING GREAT on her. 

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) over 6 years ago

Kerrie, You go. You will be Zumbaing and leading the pack.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 6 years ago

Hope you will show us a video of your Zumba class. Maybe we can make an AR Zumba challenge.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 6 years ago

Congrats on your Zumba class, much less hot yoga!  I've watched those classes from outside the room and thought Zumba looked like fun.  But since I'm currently on crutches, not making it to them gym, much less this contest challenge.  Best of luck!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 6 years ago

Has anyone ever mentioned your inspiring attitude or more correctly, perspiring attitude.  The yoga is where I am being pulled and shall begin soon.  Workout + Sweat = Crying Fat, you're too funny Kerrie!  

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) over 6 years ago

How cute, Zumba!  Those classes are hard and fun.  Go Girl!  You should do a Zumba class at Active Rain.  Get those eye balls off the screen and butts out of the chair.  lol!  Tried hot yoga last year, yucky, room of dirty  crying fat people.  ha! Kristine

Posted by Kim & Kristine Halverson, Sisters, Realtors (Compass) over 6 years ago

He is adorable!!!!! 

Sounds like somebody is getting wedding-ready fit!!!!  

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 6 years ago

I am doing a boot camp . It makes me hungry !!! Congrats to you and zumba . Baby pic looks great too. Any one from ActiveRain going to ReTech ? I am debating this year they have really gone up on the price

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( over 6 years ago

Way to go Kerrie. Sounds like you are working hard on your goal. Never doubted it for a minute. What a little cutie baby G is

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 6 years ago

3 more days till Zumba Certification!! Thinking about you and wishing you lots of luck!! :)

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) over 6 years ago

Thanks Joni!  I'm nervous and excited at the same time!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 6 years ago