Doing The Salsa

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on March 24, 2009

Good morning everyone!

Last night I had FUN on You Tube! lol. I was watching Dancing With The Stars (can you believe it was the first episode I’ve ever watched??) and I got inspired.

I said to myself, “I would love to learn how to dance!”

I used to be in ballet and figure skating when I was younger and I have always loved artistic expression through dance. It channels my creative side. :)

So I decided to go on You Tube and see if there were any instructional videos on various kinds of dance.

Sure enough, I found a fun introductory Salsa video!

I think I am hooked. I did this video about 3 times last night! It is really fun and easy to pick up the steps. I find counting the numbers also helps too.


It was a great workout too- got my heart pumping a bit and a smile on my face! I also did ab exercises last night (boat, plank, side planks, leg lifts) and a few yoga poses. I have definitely noticed more core strength since I have been doing more ab and yoga work the past couple weeks! Hopefully this will help prevent me from getting injured again. :)

I am going to look for more dance videos today. :) I would love to eventually take a class or something. Eric is not keen on the idea of participating though! I guess I will have to find a new dancing partner! lol.


Orange Creation:


I had another successful creation for Glo Bakery last night!

I made Vegan Carrot Muffins

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They turned out really good. They are definitely keepers. I have a couple ideas on how to modify them next time I make them too. :)

I adapted the recipe found here. I removed all the oil, refined sugars, etc. I used applesauce, natural cane sugar, WWPF, agave nectar, soy yogurt, etc.

Hubby liked them too! He will be bringing them to work for the coworker taste test. The Apple Cake I made the other day was a big hit. :) One of his coworkers is going to be buying a dozen of my powerbars from me each week. He told Eric yesterday, “I want them NOW!!!” lol.


Oh She Glows Domestics:


  • Just an FYI- I have been getting lots of spam on this website so I changed my setting to disable any comments with 1 or more links in the body. This means unfortunately that you won’t be able to write your blog link at the bottom of your post. Sorry about that. The spam has been really bad. I am going to try to install this spam plug in and see if that helps.
  • Don’t forget to participate in the POM contest giveaway for your chance to win 4 CAD or US POM coupons! That is a value of $20!
  • Mosey on over to Danica’s Daily for a fun Annie’s giveaway!

Well I am off to get cracking on work! I want today to be much better than yesterday’s interruptions! I’m planted at my desk and I don’t intend on breaking until about 1-2 for lunch. Well, except maybe for 1 small salsa video on You Tube. lol.

Adios Amigos!!

Today’s Question: Have any of you ever taken dance lessons? What was it for and for how long?


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beckysue27 March 24, 2009 at 10:24 am

Do you ever read Clean Eating Magazine? Last night I got the new issue and they have a couple recipes for muffins and baked goods that might also give you some ideas for modifying yours. The recipes look so yummy and all use “clean” ingrediants, like whole wheat flour, agave nector, apple sauce. I can email you a couple of the recipes from the mag if you dont get it in Canada, if you would like.


Angela (Oh She Glows) March 24, 2009 at 10:30 am

Hey Becky!
No I have never heard of that magazine, but it sounds right up my alley! Do you know if they have a website?


Kate March 24, 2009 at 10:34 am

Do you mean “adios”? :)


Betsy March 24, 2009 at 10:59 am

This winter we went on a cruise and while in Puerto Rico we got some salsa lessons at a night club – it was so much fun!


Diana March 24, 2009 at 11:00 am

I want to take Salsa lessons but the bf isn’t interested either! I bet if these boys actually tried they would LOVE it! Men!
Muffins look fantastic!!!


Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 24, 2009 at 11:00 am

I have to switch my spam settings too… I’ve been getting tons of comments in Russian!

The fiance and I are going to take dance lessons before our wedding :)


Lesley March 24, 2009 at 11:04 am

Those muffins looks delicious!

Ha, and the salsa dancing sounds fun ; )


Anna March 24, 2009 at 11:04 am

I took an Indian dance class last summer once per week- it was SO much fun! I love Indian dancing because it’s so different than western styles.


VeggieGirl March 24, 2009 at 11:04 am


**watch my first video post on my blog, back from September = I used to be a competitive ballroom dancer :-)


Danica March 24, 2009 at 11:18 am

Hi Angela,

Thanks for posting about the contest – be sure to enter/comment too for two chances to win.

I have always wanted to learn to salsa – I may have to check it out now. Your muffins look amazing – yum!

Have a great Tuesday.


Sarah March 24, 2009 at 11:45 am

I took swing dancing class one time and really enjoyed it!

Those muffins look fabulous, you inspire me to want to bake, I haven’t done it in a while ;-)


Becky March 24, 2009 at 11:48 am

The muffins look great!


Leah @ Simply Fabulous March 24, 2009 at 12:17 pm

I took dance with some friends in highschool! We did it for the “fun factor” … I loved it!


Jess :) March 24, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Glad you’re enjoying dancing! The salsa sounds like fun :) Those muffins look delicious!
<3 jess :)


Erin March 24, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Salsa is SUCH A WORKOUT! I swear it opens your hips and gives you killer calves! I swear I gained confidence going out and dancing at clubs after a couple lessons!!!

Those carrot muffins are amazing, too!


Shelby March 24, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Your killin me with these desserts!!!!

I love carrot cake =)


carolinebee March 24, 2009 at 2:42 pm

How fun!! Ha i’m sure if you went to a salsa class, got a random partner and came back raving about how fun it was and how good your *new* partner is- Eric will JUUMP on board :D! I think that would be soo much fun too, DWTS looks like a blast- if only for their sparkly outfits, hair and makeup!


Bree March 24, 2009 at 3:40 pm

i was all gung-ho about taking dance lessons after seeing the movie Take The Lead…totally awesome and inspiring…just never got around to it…yet! my husband was up for it though! :-0 :-)


mi March 24, 2009 at 7:42 pm

i LOVELOVELOVE salsa!! i went to a class once with a friend, it was much fun – but even more fun was going to the salsa bar/club in london, they play good latino music and it was so much fun :D dancing is such a feel-good activity!

i would definitely buy those muffins :D


David March 24, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Hey Sis – yes the wife and I took latin dance lessons way back in 2003. I’m not known for my smooth moves


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