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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Today I did Zumba. I have about one hundred pounds or so to lose. (Don't worry my goals are smaller than that. ) I have arthritis in my ankle and I am very directionally challenged and if I am forced to admit it my timing is terrible.

All of those things aside I went to a Zumba class today. My goal was simple, have a good time and keep moving. I walked this morning and it was near freezing. I thought I was never going to warm up. But the Zumba cured that. I was warm and then too warm and then felt like I had a good workout. I want to go back on Thursday.

The logical me knew that the most important part is the movement and having fun. The crazy negative part kept saying mean things reminding me that I don't look like the skinny young teacher, reminding me that my body just doesn't move that way and if it did it would not look like that. We'll not talk about the age related things.

So I just kept reminding myself to be kind. I am really trying to tell that mean voice to sit in the corner and shut up. I will look better if I do this. I am not there to dance for a show. I am there to move.

So move it my friends. What you look like does not matter.

I also realized that I am not as self conscious as I thought. I did not go to the back row. What is up with that?
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1BELINDA8 12/3/2012 11:53AM

    I have a friend that loves Zumba and is always trying to get me to go...however, I am not very coordinated...lol I borrowed her Zumba for the Wii, she told me it's much harder than the class. the Wii version...um yeah i fell and my 12 year old son couldn't get it either. (that made me feel a little better...lol) After reading your blog...I might just have to go try a class. Thanks for the inspiration. I wish you all the best!
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You are amazing!!! Enjoy yourself.


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HELENTORTOISE 11/28/2012 6:46AM

    I love Zumba, too. You are right, it's all about the moving so well done, Pam, and have a good time on Thursday, too!! emoticon

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CHERYLANDERICA 11/27/2012 11:05PM

    Yay! I am glad you liked it. :)

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TRAVELGRRL 11/27/2012 9:12PM

    I am like you; directionally challenged, not young, a bad ankle. But I do Zumba too. There is an older woman in my class who moves to the music joyously even though she's not following the steps. We pay our money and we deserve to be there as much as the skinny-minnies. I'm glad you won against the mean voice inside!

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TEDYBEAR2838 11/27/2012 8:41PM

    emoticon I am happy for you.
You got to remember that some of the
smaller folks there might have lost a lot of
weight in the past and just want to keep
it off.

Do what is good for you and your body will
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MARINEMAMA 11/27/2012 8:08PM

    Great job! WTG ! Remember no one is out there laughing at us..they are actually thinking...hey I should be doing that too! What an inspiration you are! Be proud!

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MELLIE1030 11/27/2012 8:06PM

    Good luck on your journey.

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