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Zumba ... Sure, Let's Try It!


Thursday, January 03, 2013

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.

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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 emoticon 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!

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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!!
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GARDENSFORLIFE 1/4/2013 8:42PM

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COFFEEANDCOOS 1/4/2013 10:30AM

    It's so funny that you posted about this!! I was up watching Zumba videos on youtube during the wee hours of the morning while nursing Genevieve...(check out Eva Brammer..that girl can MOVE!)

I've also wanted to do Zumba SO BAD but am afraid I wont keep up...I've decided to ask the hubby to get a kinect so I can do the Zumba Rush...on youtube there is a video of a woman who lost 25 lbs in 90 days doing it...not too shabby! :)

Keep at it, deep down...you know it makes you feel all latino and sexy, haha! emoticon

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SARABENGSCH 1/3/2013 11:56PM

    Zumba is absolutely amazing! I've done it in both a class and on Wii, but being in the class was the best. The time just flies by, and at least in my location, I was not the only severely overweight person. That was an encouragement to me but it was a ton of fun. :)

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NGCHILD 1/3/2013 10:41PM

    I have been wanting to try Zumba too....but terrified to go to a class. I am NOT a dancer!!
Yeah for you Holly!!

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PUNKIN175 1/3/2013 10:37PM

    Sounds like so much fun!!!

It is awesome you found something fun that you like doing as a workout! I will have to come try it some time!!!! ;)

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JERZGURL_NAN 1/3/2013 10:32PM

    I love ZUmba - have been addicted to it for 51 weeks now. Started out about 70 lbs ago in the back of the class but moved to the front quickly so I could see the steps. Truly - people do not look or laugh at (even to themselves) EVERYONE feels awkward and we all look peculiar. My greatest success is that I SMILED all the time and everyone looked at my smile and were intrigued by it. Hence they did not look at the rest of me. I was just smiling and laughing at myself.

I will pray that you are able to overcome your anxiety and give it a shot. Do what you can, if the steps are too difficult, slow them down and go at your pace - it's truly the way to do it.

Good luck - and I hope to hear about your progress.

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