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Bustin' Moves and Burning Calories!


Monday, April 16, 2012

I love Zumba.

I thought I wouldn't. I thought I'd feel so dumb that I'd never go back.

I feel dumb, but in a fun way.

Seriously, if Zumba classes were 6 days a week, I'd go to all of them. If they were twice a day, I'd still go to all of them. I feel dumb and I know I look like a crazy person while doing it, but I'm okay with that. I feel the workouts and I barely notice the passage of time during the workout. In fact, on Friday the woman running the Zumba class asked if we wanted to do another song or if we wanted to cool down. It was already about one minute over our allotted time, but it was immediately unanimous.....we all wanted more.

Yoda still hasn't shown up to the class and I'm kind of glad about that. I think I'd actually work LESS hard with him in the room because I'd be afraid to let loose and look dumb. At one point I saw his reflection as he walked by the room (I was facing the mirror with my back to the door/windows that look out at the gym) and I paused until I was sure he'd passed by. But you know what? If he did show up I'd still at least try to let loose like I do now.

My cousin is my normal Zumba buddy, but she can't go anymore for awhile. She was admitted to the hospital with a spontaneous cerebral fluid spinal leak. It sounds pretty bad, and it is if they can't get it under control. We'll see in the next few days. I'm sure that even in the best-case scenario she won't be back at the gym for weeks.

But tonight at 7:30 I'll be bustin' moves at the gym!
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REALITYCHECK86 4/18/2012 6:29AM

    Glad you're still enjoying zumba! I wish I could take a class right now, but I have to find one first! I really hope your cousin gets well soon... Personally, I'm an RN, but I've never seen a patient with that diagnosis. I'm sure all will go well, and I will keep my fingers crossed for her.
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STFRENCH 4/17/2012 5:55AM

    Zumba is fab - I LOVE it!!
At the end of the class, my face is bright red and I'm drenched with sweat but I don't care - I feel amazing and you're right, the hour absolutely flies by.

Our instructor runs two classes at my son's school: one on Tuesday evening and one on Friday morning. I go to the Friday morning one. I'd love to go to the Tuesday one as well but I can't really afford it emoticon

Keep on having fun at Zumba!! emoticon
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SARASMILING 4/17/2012 5:13AM

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So glad you're having fun with Zumba!
Hope your cousin feels better!
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KRISZTA11 4/17/2012 2:53AM

    Sounds great!
Finding an exercise that you love to do, that is not a chore but a fun activity - I think this is the key to long term success.
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MUSICALLYMINDED 4/16/2012 8:07PM

    I also ADORE Zumba. It is the first exercise I ever tried that I actually LIKED. It is what got me into fitness.

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BEFEARLESSNOW 4/16/2012 6:49PM

    I would do Zumba 24/7 if I could. My husband showed up unexpectedly once, I had no idea he was there, and he saw me in my ass shaking glory... If I had known he was there I probably would have run and hid somewhere..

I hope your cousin gets well soon!!
Have fun tonight!!

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CAROLJEAN64 4/16/2012 5:36PM

    You have found it..... the best exercise for you. Every place I read, all the experts say there is one exercise that is right for everyone. You have to find the one that works for you and that you LOVE! I loved doing Zumba, but my body didn't. I can't do any high impact cardio because of a very fragile ankle. Zumba felt great doing it. The next day, my ankle told me never to do that again. Luckily I love Vinyasa yoga.

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JOSIEISHEALTHY 4/16/2012 3:48PM

    I'm glad that you are loving Zumba, I think it's so important to like your workout routine. It makes it fun and keeps your interest. I'm sorry about your cousin, I hope she heals up soon.

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SHELLSEA60 4/16/2012 3:48PM

    I just started Zumba too !!!!! I love it , so sorry to hear about your cousin :( keep our chin up and just try to plug along.....


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