One of the ways I love exercising is through dancing. I have always wanted to try Zumba, but I was terrified of walking into a public room and, frankly, shaking my fat rolls towards the wrong person and getting vomited on.
Yeah, I know. I have weird excuses... but it prevented me from ever trying it... all these years!
What is a girl to do? She drools over the concept of Zumba, but she does NOT want to shake her chunky self in public.
I took myself over to Target the other day and was looking at Wii games for my daughter when I found a Zumba Xbox Kinect game! When I looked around, there was a CORE game and a RUSH game. I am still not sure why they call it Rush, but I decided that I was NOT ready for the Core game. Heck, I need help ALL OVER, not just in my abdomen region!
The first day that I played, we played it 2-player (with my friend Tiffany). It was a lot of fun and we sweat our bootays off.
Today, I tried it for the first time alone. It was a little harder since I didn't have my friend to goof off with, but I worked more intensely on doing the moves right. I did a total of 20 minutes of high-intensity workouts and for a 350 pound woman who is no longer use to working out, that was a success!
Why was that successful? When I work out alone, I generally
altogether the moment that I break a sweat. This time, I started to feel fatigued during the first song, but finished it off. When I was done, I was tempted to turn off the game and try again tomorrow. I talked myself into another song and fought through that one. It was hard but manageable. Finally, after 20 minutes, I was ready to pass out and knew that I did a good job. I will not push myself to vomit or pass out, but I am making progress from just warming up!
Progress is progress and I will continue to work on my Zumba game. I want to keep going and increase the time that I am working in the game. This will come with time but I will continue to work on it!
Have any of you done Zumba either in a class setting or at home? I would love to hear your experiences!!