Smiling

June 15, 2010

Work It Out with me this week!

Monday 5:30pm at IOF.  Urban Dance Kick/Circuit Weights

Tuesday 5:15pm at Hipline.  Shimmy Pop!

Wednesday 5:15pm POWER Pop & 6:30 Shimmy Pop!

Thursday Gabriela is subbing for me, as my old Kinder students are graduating from 5th grade!

Friday 5:30pm at IOF.  Urban Dance Kick/Circuit Weights

Friday 7:00pm at Hipline.  Shimmy Pop Club REmix!

Saturday 10:30am at Hipline.  POWER Pop

Sunday 10:30 at Hipline Shimmy Pop!

Shimmy Pop = Cardio Dance     POWER Pop = Strength

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Hello, Beautiful Friends,

I hope this finds ya’ll well and enjoying la vida!

How do we show we are enjoying it?  One way is smiling.

Simply put, smiling is a way of communicating to others where the corners of our mouths turn up.  We smile to greet people.  We smile when we do something we enjoy.  We smile to thank someone for their help to show our appreciation.  Often times, it is something we do to share with others.

Let’s dig a little deeper:  There are different degrees of smiling.  The casual corners of the mouth that turn up with the head nod to acknowledge someone walking by.  The  slightly forced smile/grimace that we may give to someone who we aren’t particularly fond of or connected to, but need to show empathy towards (Just keepin’ it real, ya’ll!).  There’s also that smile that may be inward towards our mouth-watering left-overs that we packed for lunch that helped us make it through the morning.  Then, there’s that huge smile that bursts from our lips when we see a good friend; so humongous, it makes our eyes sparkle.  All smiles.  Just different degrees.

What about that smile that just happens, without you even realizing it initially, without anyone around?

Ahhh, happiness is.  Truly.  I love these moments where something is so rich that you smile without thinking, without anything except your heart.

While the ‘facts‘ out there are mixed in terms of whether it takes more muscles to smile or frown, it seems it may actually take more muscles to smile than frown:  10 muscles to smile, and six muscles to frown. Well, friends, let’s make lemonade out of lemons (or a Lemon Drop; yummy!).  When you’re smiling 1) your workin’ it out!, 2) your making others happier and more likely to smile, and 3) you’ll lift your own mood as well!  A win-win-win all around!

PLUS, Wouldn’t you rather get smile wrinkles than frown ones?

So the next time, I holla at ya’ll for smiling more while you’re working out, know it is out of love and my desire for wanting you to find the happiness within yourself that goes with taking care of your beautiful body!

Hmmmm, let it marinate ya’ll!

In peace and smiles, Heather

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