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Thursday, June 21, 2012

So what is Zumba, many of you know some do not so I will tell you. Zumba is a dance class that does wonders for weight loss. It is extremely easy on knees and backs for those of us carrying a lot of extra weight that make traditional exercise very very painful.

Six months ago I FORCED myself to go to one class. My self esteem was low and I was very fragile. The instructor ( a very small gorgeous blond) was fantastic she ran the class in a very fun easy going way. After that first class in which I was barely able to walk in place for the 45 minutes my instructor came up to me and told me how great she thought I did. It meant a lot that this perfect body lady told me, a huge blob I did well. So I went back the next week.

I am not going to say it was easy. I am still two left footed but the important thing is I go and have fun and sweat buckets. After one month I was hooked on the great feeling I got when I would make it through another class. I then starting going twice a week and I bought Zumba game for my kids Xbox (which I do 3 times a week). That other great thing I have noticed is you get a great all over body workout and it really shappes your body. I now have a waist and then hips not just a combined spare tire.

Now six months later I have a whole new group of friends that I get to play with at Zumba. It's a real pick me up after a bad day to walk into a gym and have lots of people call out a welcome.

So Zumba for me was a life changing experience. It took a fragile, scared woman that had locked herself in her house back into the social butterfly I love to be.

My biggest tip is try new things because just because you have told yourself you don't like something doesn't make it true. For years I have said I hate to dance. Now I am a Zumbafantic.

PS Remember we are all in this together emoticon

PSS as of today I am 70 pounds down so waa hoooooo and thank you Zumba

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WINSLOWGIRLS3 6/23/2012 10:20AM

    I have actually been terrified to try it because I can't dance for anything! I'm also painfully shy and don't really get out to talk to anyone. Exact opposite of how I used to be, but it's how I've been since I moved to Colorado and never really had much success making friends. I think that I might just try the zumba for the xbox though and see how it goes since you gave it such a great review! Congrats on the 70 lbs gone!!!

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NUOVAELLE 6/22/2012 2:47AM

    "A fragile, scared woman that had locked herself in her house..." How much I can relate to this statement! I felt exactly the same - and I still feel like it to be honest! But I also found the courage to do things out of my comfort zone and it feels great, I agree with you.
I tried zumba once but, even though I liked the dance moves and the rhythm, I also felt two left footed and it was kind of frustrating. I might try the xbox game since it has such a good review from you.
You've done a great job and you should be proud of yourself!

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FLABBALICIOUS 6/21/2012 11:04PM

    I've been doing Zumba off and on for the last month but haven't been consistent. After readng you post, I may go to the library and get a DVD and try it. Fantastic job on 70 pounds. What motivation.

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CATDUG19 6/21/2012 10:38PM

    Thanks for all the great feedback. I do try to get zumba in at least twice a week. Sometimes that is a class and sometimes its on the xbox both are great.

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WHITTYB58 6/21/2012 10:28PM

    I just started Zumba classes myself last week, and although I didn't get to go this week- I am going to try and make it a weekly thing.

It kicked my butt the first time, and I am STILL scared of it. Your post was an inspiration for me to keep on going back and knowing I will see results.

Are you still doing Zumba twice a week.....question mark. ha. My laptop keyboard broke today and my shift button doesn't work. No question marks for me.

Thanks for sharing your story.

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CATS_MEOW_0911 6/21/2012 9:45PM

    I am so happy for you that you have found so much joy in dancing. And CONGRATS on 70 pounds lost!

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PRIZM96 6/21/2012 12:23PM

    That is awesome!! I am a fellow Zumbafanatic!! LOL
Such a great feeling when you're through! What a fun workout!! Love it!

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CHICKEYBABE56 6/21/2012 11:31AM

    Awesome! Zumba is kickin and I also love it. WTG on keeping with your plan.

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