Trying something new…say it with me – Zumba!

February 7, 2012

Blog, Fun, Funny, Humor, Inspiration, Life, Writing

When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.  ~Confucius

As part of the “12 Month Me-Moon Challenge, month one, January,  was my attempt at taking on the dance phenomenon Zumba! As you might expect it was a mixture of hilarity and fun (laced with embarrassment), and I have the honor of sharing the story today over at Nina Badzin’s Blog.  I hope you will come on over and check it out as Nina is quite a talented writer and once you are done laughing at me dancing…pause for the image to settle over you, you can read more about her and browse her fantastic blog which I will be sharing with you all next week in “Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspiration” series.

You know what can make today ‘yournewfavoriteday,’ laughing at me Zumba (ing!)



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About Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'

Welcome to 'mynewfavoriteday. This space is about gratitude and connecting through being open, vulnerable and real. I hope you will enjoy my take on motivation, inspiration and advocacy and will take the opportunity to tell me of your own thoughts and stories. Why I started 'mynewfavoriteday.' I am a childhood surviving, divorced, now happily married, IVF (and now natural pregnancy) success story, working mother of 2 amazing babies who were born 12 weeks premature. As life often seems to surprise you when you least expect it, we added another sweet baby girl M to our family in July of 2013. While our angel minis, Q and E are now 7 years old, our son, Q, has thrived while our daughter, E, has had a much more difficult journey. She is considered special needs and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. And so, as she has grown, so do we as individuals and as family. How to help her, how to celebrate our differences while allowing ourselves to cope with the challenges that we never knew to expect. Thus, while much of this blog is based on our experiences (good and not-so-good), it is also based on how we must not let ourselves become victims of our circumstances but rather advocate in our own lives. A little bit about me and who I am. In my professional life I am a marketer in the Entertainment Industry; however, ‘mynewfavoriteday,’ was not born of entertainment or marketing but rather as a pathway to help myself and others as we try to define who we are as parents, family members, spouses, friends, colleagues and people. I believe in never judging a book by its cover. Every cover is different, and no matter what your cover looks like, you never know how someone's book is written. Like mine. From the outside, you might never know what truly makes me who I am or what I believe. This blog explores the pages on the inside of my book. My vulnerabilities, fears, happiness, and all my triggers through the lens of being grateful for all the amazing blessings I know I have received but sometimes forget in the challenges of daily life. Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you will come back, subscribe, comment, share, and/or just hang out and be inspired or motivated to make each day for yourself or someone else 'anewfavoriteday.' By being here, you have certainly helped to make it mine. xo, Shannon

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7 Comments on “Trying something new…say it with me – Zumba!”

  1. Piglet in Portugal Says:

    I went to Zumba classes for awhle and loved it!
    BTW I also have twins (grown up now) they were in intensive care, after they were born, for several weeks. It was a dark time, and looking back, I had no one to reach out to. You guys are so so lucky to be able to connect with others in the same situation via the net. I can’t imagine life with out my PC now…
    I even try to learn Zumba on lin as there are now no classes where we live 😦


    • Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday' Says:

      Awww, I love your picture and your blog name. I can’t imagine either what that must have been like. To be honest, at the time I didn’t use online communities or anyone really as it was a very dark time and reading others stories didn’t give me what I needed. That said, it helped my husband tremendously. So I suppose it comes down to coping. That all said, I am so so so glad your twins are grown and well. As for the classes, you can do it in the comfort of your own home, infomercials! 🙂 thanks for coming by and saying hi…I really appreciate it!


  2. Jessica Says:

    I am scared of Zumba and public exercise. Good luck on your new routine!


    • Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday' Says:

      Lol, yes public exercise is a bit daunting! But doing something for me was quite nice and I roped some friends into going with me so that always helps minimize some of the embarrassment!


    • Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday' Says:

      Ps. Hope you are feeling a little better since finding out a potential diagnosis for your daughter. It’s so much to take on, especially with everything else you have on your plate, so hopefully since you are visiting (thank you:)) maybe your heart is feeling a little less heavy or at least the coping piece is starting to kick in? Still thinking of you.


  3. eof737 Says:

    I love Zumba! Hope you do too. 😉



  1. Her take is Simple and Refreshing. “Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspiration. | mynewfavoriteday - February 14, 2012

    […] And then, the lovely and talented Nina announced she was starting a new series, Hobbies and Habits, for which I knew I had the perfect post…me making a fool of myself doing something I had wanted to try but hadn’t, Zumba!  As you may know from the “Me-Moon Challenge,” I am committed to doing more for me this year, and Zumba was the starting line.  Nina kindly agreed that she would feature my silliness on her series and so it was, I did Zumba and had a blast! […]

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