Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I've Been Zumba'd
So have you guys heard of this new fitness craze that's sweeping the nation? It's called Zumba. It's kind of like an aerobics class but the focus is on dancing. It's a mixture of latin dance, salsa, merengue', samba, hip hop, belly dancing and whatever else thrown in for good measure.
My former workout partner and I quit the gym right about the same time. It's been awhile ago. She had good reason. She got pregnant. Me? Well, I just got lazy. But since I finally hired someone else to split the hours at my second job, I now have 3 free evenings a week. So workout partner convinced me that it was time to drag my lazy arse back to the gym. She went on and on about this Zumba thing. Oh yeah... and her kid is now about 8 months old. So that tells you how long it's been since I hit the gym, right?
I was a little apprehensive at first. I've gained some weight. I'm way out of shape compared to where I was then. And I was totally convinced that I'd look like an idiot in this class. Well, the great thing is that most of the people in the class look like idiots! But nobody cares cuz we're all having so much fun!! If you like to dance, you have to try it. I didn't say you had to be able to dance well....but just be willing to attempt it.
This class will kick your ass! But it's so much fun you don't realize how hard you're working and before you know it, the hour is over. And it'll work you. We're all dripping with sweat when we leave. Even the cute little Barbie doll chicks who workout everyday are sweating their fake boobies off by the end of class.
I love it! I'm completely hooked. And it's working because the scale is finally moving in the right direction again. So go Zumba! I highly recommend it.