Saturday, September 11, 2010

Artist of the Week Series #2

Another Jamaican favorite of mine is none other than Junior Kelly. I had the pleasure of meeting Junior last summer in Brooklyn, NY at a charity performance he did to raise money for a high school in Jamaica. My boyfriend bought the tickets and I was really surprised, not to mention extremely excited to know that we were going to see him perform. I love J. Kelly's music, because it is rich, uplifting and captivating. His lyrics are 'deep' conscious-raising and soulful. What can I say, I love reggae music and I just love Junior Kelly!

My favorite songs of his are:
Love so Nice
Jah Give me Strength

P.S. If you click on the link, it will take you to his myspace site, where you can get to know more about him and his music. Enjoy

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Artist of the Week series #1 - Etana: "The Strong One"

So, I will be using this blog to share some of MY favorite artists and music. The artist of the week is none other than Ms. Etana: "the strong one", who is absolutely beautiful. She hails from Jamaica, with a beautiful set of vocals and I love her style, her music, and the positive energy that is always expressed in her music. Her music is thought-provoking, it uplifts, it educates, and it strengthens. I also love the confidence that surfaces with her music and in her music videos. 

I've posted a link to her Myspace page for more information on her, her music and what she's been up to lately. Just click on the title of this blog to get to her page.

I've not added a photo of her, because I do not want to be subject to copyright infringement or being called rude and what not. Lilia don't want no trouble! Ha ha..mama ain't raise no fool!

Hope you guys enjoy! 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Jogging anyone? What about Spinning?

I have decided to take the time to try something different! You know Something NEW! I love staying fit and being physically active and so to continue doing so I have decided to try out the new *free* group exercise classes at the gym. I figured, I'll try something new while its free. That way if I don't like it, I wouldn't waste some $$$ I chose Spinning from a list of yoga, pilates, and among some other things. I had never tried Spinning before, and so I did not know what to expect. I signed up for the Tuesday and Thursday 8am morning classes. The class lasted for 45 minutes. Although the instructor was nice she was tough and we had to spin spin spin.

If you're not familiar with Spinning, its a form of aerobic exercise that uses a stationary bike, with resistance on the front wheels. So its non-stop pedaling for a GREAT workout. It really is a great workout. Here is a youtube link that describes the process:

My second new experience was jogging outdoors. I like to pride myself on someone who loves the outdoors, and yet, I haven't jogged outside. Anywhoo, I can now say that I have jogged outside. I jog for 20-25 minutes and ALWAYS stretch afterward (and you should too) :o) I would recommend any student who is on a budget to use their physical environment (if it permits) to stay fit. It is a great way to save money, while you stay fit. I typically use the early morning hours to work out, between 7 am & 8 am. As a busy university student, this is the best time for me, besides I am a morning person and love to get up and get going as early as I can.

Try something new today, this week, but not too late now, you don't want life to pass you by!

Take care