Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Shaking Those Maracas!

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The freezing weather has finally left us although, at 49 degrees, it can hardly be called warm, but then it is January. The skies remain grey and overcast. How nice it would be to see some sunshine.

Becky came over with the boys on Sunday and brought the Wii machine with her. Once again I had quite a few goes on Samba De Amigos. I just love that programme, it is such fun and, as I love latin music anyway, it is also nice to just listen to the tunes. Some are fast paced and some are slow, some are easy to follow and some much harder.

Anyway, Becky is going to bring it over as often as she can as the exercise will be good for me. In the meantime, it has actually inspired me to get my own set of maracas as I cannot afford a Wii machine. They are only cheap ones, very cheap ones, but they do rattle and they are something to hold. So now I can move around to my own music, shaking those maracas! I do so help it will help me to get much fitter.

Becky had her camera with her because Nathan was also doing a school project that required several photos, so, whilst I was "shaking my booty" she started filming me. I hate being filmed now I have become older and also because of my size. However, I am working to improve the size part although I have to be careful and it will take time.

So now you can all have a good laugh at me or better still, with me. The video is certainly very different to those I normally post.

I can actually use this video by playing it and following my own movements whilst shaking my own maracas.

Anyway, here goes.......................................



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Anyway, time to get off here and eat my lunch. Then I have a couple of tidying jobs to do before I have another little go at dance exercise.

Have a good week, dear friends and readers.



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46 comments:

  1. Now that was great, seeing you shaking your maracas!!!

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  2. THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN JEANETTE!! YOU GO GIRL OR SHOULD I SAY ROCKY..LOL

    LOVE YOUR ACCENT BY THE WAY....

    THANKS FOR THE SMILES THIS MORNING!!! ;-)

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  3. you did great! go girlgo, shake it up!!!
    that looks like a wonderful way to get exercise, just keep after it, you'll start seeing results before long. ;)
    have a good week.
    huggies...

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  4. Oh my !!! I love them !! What fun that would be. Now I'll be looking for a set of my own. You are an inspiration! Have fun and thank you for the grand ***BIG SMILE*** this cold winter morning. 'On Ya'-ma

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  5. Way to shake it up. I am thinking of getting a Wii. looks like great exercise. Love your lilting accent by the way.

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  6. way to go jeannette. sorry im playing too much poker with my american friends,lol.i have got to find something to do for exercise,i will reveal why when i get round to posting later in week,in the meantime,take care,stay warm and keep shakin ya maracas.which is a phrase i dont often get to use lol tc love mort xxx

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  7. Look at you go! OMG! I love that. I want one!

    It was so great to see you on the video and see you smile!

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  8. Jeannette that is great ~ Love your maracas ~ and you shake them very well :o) ~ Ally xx

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  9. That will be great exercise and you will enjoy it so much. It's going to get down in the teens here this week. The coldest weather this season. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Helen

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  10. I loved the video, that is a good way to excercise. I would love to get one for the kids. Have a great day and keep warm.

    Love ya,
    Cindy xoxoxoxo

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  11. Jeanette that was great, really a good way to exercise and enjoy while doing it. Keep at it dear. Keep warm and safe your way.

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  12. You shake those maracas! That is great and looks like alot of fun and good excercise. I am planing on getting one myself soon.

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  13. You go girl....lol that looks like fun i'd love to get Wii too..but the cost.

    Takecare

    Yasmin
    xx

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  14. My dear Jennette, That was fab! And it looked like you were having fun as well! Since you first mentioned Samba De Amigos I've been looking around to find a cheeper one, maybe a pre-own game. I now WANT it! Maybe we could all have a go and post our videos on Blogger and have fun!!!Well done, Jeannette, for keep on going with your new year resolutions. Ciao. Antonella

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  15. Jeannette ,that was so much fun to watch ,I wonder how many calories you burned ? love Jan xx,

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  16. You looked as if you were having a ball there Jeannette it looks great exersize for us ladies in there prime. Love Joan.

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  17. Keep on shakin` those maracas Jeannette!

    Love and ((Hugs))

    Sandra xxxx

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  18. It looks like great fun Jeannette, you'll soon be strutting your stuff like Mick Jagger! Lol! It's said that if you enjoy the exercise then you'll have more hope of keeping it up. It looks more fun than going to a gym. I got a pair of maracas in Borneo, must get them out and shake them! Jeannette xx

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  19. Jeanette, That was BRILLIANT... I would love to be joining you in the maracas dance !! I am sure it will be doing you more good and the laughing you are doing... than any kind of diet etc. Keep smiling dear friend.
    Much Love Sybil xx

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  20. Oh, I enjoyed that little video and I did not think you looked bad at all on camera, in fact it looked as though you could dance! Hoory for movement. I think any kind does us good. Gerry

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  21. Very good video....all you need is a Carmen Miranda fruit hat!! Louise xx

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  22. He -He Jeannette what fun it looks.Well done to you too.I am considering entering you for "Britains Got Talent" well why not ? I've seen plenty worse on there.You did brillant.Thankyou for sharing I realy enjoyed it.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

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  23. Great video thanks for sharing it with us :o) Looks like a fun game x

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  24. Oh I so enjoyed your video...........I found myself smiling with you from start to finish! It seems great fun. Now I will think of you watching yourself and practising over and over .......... see I am smiling again! Eileen x

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  25. Hi Jeanette. That's a really good way to keep warm in this cold weather. Hope you have lots of fun with it, too :).......

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  26. Jeanette,

    That looks like such fun, and I love your accent! If I tried that out, I'd probably either choke myself with that rope, or clunk myself in the head, LOL. I'm kind of clutzy!

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  27. Loved the video. YOu did great.

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  28. Was just reading down your latest entry, and smiling as I imagined you 'shaking your maracas'....and there you were. Must be a great help, having a Daughter who cares.
    Aileen...X

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  29. I love the cottage! And I adore Latin music; I grew up with the Latin beat along with Motown and the Beatles :)

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  30. I love it!!
    What a great way to get exercise and all the laughing is an extra bonus... :)
    You look wonderful!!

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  31. Well done Jeannette ,that looked good fun ,go girl go .....love Jeanxx

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  32. That looks like so much fun! I'm waiting for my new insurance card to come so I can get back to the women's excercise place. (My insurance pays for my membership). It's amzing how that kind of movement can energize the body. Keep up the good work...Linda in sunny but cold Washington state

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  33. That was awesome Jeannette! Loved it, looked like so much fun!

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  34. Fun! I loved it and the Wii looks like so much fun. I want one! lol

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  35. Oh girl you shake those maracas!!! I LOVED this! You are just darling and I could listen to you talk all day with your accent. I think you did wonderful!!!!
    xxx

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  36. Looks like your having a great time dear one. It will definitely liven up any type of physical activity. (Hugs)Indigo

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  37. Ha! That looks like fun!!!!!

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  38. Look at your smile! You've got me grinning, too! What fun!

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  39. You go girl! Shake shake shake,shake shake shake, shake that booty! LOL You gotta do what works! looked like fun to me.

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  40. What a fun way to lose weight! Sales should soar.
    Bunny xx

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  41. That will be a great upper body workout! Awesome Jeanette! I did the treadmill today for ten minutes and I all ready feel better and yes, a little sore. I used to walk on it almost every day but the custody battle took me on a tour of the court house instead LOL LOL LOL. My children want to have a Wii too. Seems like it is very interactive and would be really good for them. Did you say it is 49 degrees there? Wow we are in the teens! Have a great weekend!
    Lisa

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  42. Sorry i haven't been around much ... I have made a new private journal and want to invite you ... when you have a chance ... please email me your email address so I can add you ...

    Thanks !!

    ~~Emma~~

    emmajoannebrooks@msn.com

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  43. I loved the video!! Your eyes were on the kids and I could see the love just pouring out. You look more beautiful than words. Blessings, Penny

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  44. How FUN!!! I looved watching you have fun like that. I need some of those too!

    Sooo good to see you laughing.

    Melissa

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  45. Nice maracas!! LOL loved it :-))

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  46. I had to watch your video again, it made me laugh because I have been doing the same song on our Wii. I bought the Samba de Amigo game and it is a lot of fun. We don't have controllers shaped like maracas though.

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