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"My BFF went to Europe and all I got was 10 extra zumba classes"

Friday, May 17, 2013


I'm gonna put that on a tee shirt. BFF and her hubby (my co-teacher for 2 classes/week) are in Europe on a delayed honeymoon for TWO WEEKS. We're nearing the end of week 1 here, and man alive I am EXHAUSTED. The good news about that is: I had sometimes wondered if I should pick up more classes (my normal schedule is between 4-6 weekly since I alternate some days) and now I realize that is a preposterous idea. Yes, she teaches 7-8-9 classes/week. Yes like me she also works full time. And while she might also be in nursing school she does NOT have kids, and her hubby, being ZIN, doesn't get all cranky when zumba infiltrates the home front (practice, events, etc). So I'm A-OK with the load I have, and just need to keep plodding forward to get through one more week of this. I don't know how she does it as often as she does: I did toning tues 5:30 a.m., sentao weds 5:30 a.m., then toning again weds 5:30 p.m. and regular classes mon-thurs-today and yowza my legs are HATING ME right now. I'm doing a 30 minute toning demo tonight and just hoping I don't have a grimace on my face the whole time!

I'm also feeding her cats while she's gone, and she gave me free reign to go crash at her house whenever, so I'm taking a half day and I'm going to go sleep on her couch! emoticon emoticon

So bikini #1 arrived, and......I'm not in love with it.

The top, being a halter, just doesn't give me the support I want (need?). I know most swimsuits fall short in this area, and I don't know if my expectations are just too high (I like the girls to be LOCKED in place. lol. Seriously, I wear sports bras pretty much 24/7 anymore. Compression, compression compression!) I mean I WILL wear it, and I think I'm OK in it, but it's definitely a suit for JUST lounging around. Minimal walking, Not the suit I would wear to go water cave exploring or zip-lining in.

So I ordered this one today:
In hopes that the bra-like structure of the top will give me a little more of what I'm looking for. I've been trying to really wrap my head around the idea of going "public" in a two piece, and it's getting easier. I have stretch marks on my stomach....which is also a little jiggly and pooches out just a little. But the truth is, every single day I see people with worse physical flaws than that having the confidence to wear whatever makes them comfortable. And it's not like if you have decided to wear a swimsuit in the first place there's a lot of room for cover. I'm not going to wear the bikini to the mall. I'm going to be AT a beach, for pete's sake.

I have issues. emoticon

The other thing I've noticed about doing all these extra classes is: It is so much harder to eat how I want to. Sometimes that EXTREME hunger kicks in and I just graze like nobody's business. Scale read 155 this morning, so i'm not gaining weight, but it's so easy to the more you exert yourself! There are so many instructors teaching a crazy number of classes and frustrated by a 10-15lb gain. The lack of feeling BALANCED is throwing me off.

Anywho. That's all I know. Looking forward to a day of REST Sunday. But first, totally excited about my upcoming nap! (if I can keep my stupid fingers off Candy Crush Saga. OMG)
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  • JIBBIE49
    1704 days ago
    I would be dead trying to keep up with your schedule.

    You will look cute in the suits. Try not to worry about the "girls being locked down". You aren't a nun. LOL. Feel confidante in your skin. You earned the right to wear this bathing suit.
    1705 days ago
    I have the same problems with swimsuit tops. And halter tops bother my neck. :::sigh::: You'd think someone would have pity on the larger bosomed populace an construct cute, functional tops. Wishing you the best finding one. :)
    1705 days ago
  • _LINDA
    Wow! The life of a Zumba nut! I love it and for a while it was all the craze, and you could go to classes every day if you wanted to, sadly it has died out and out of the two facilities I have access to, there are only 3 classes in one of them and no speciality classes. The best instructors moved away or went private, but occasionally give marathon fund raisers. It was one of these I tried sentao and enjoyed it. I do not envy one instructor carrying all that workload! We used to have so many here. I guess the public facilities didn't pay enough to make it worth their while to hang around.
    Those suits look great, but I sure understand wanting some major support, wearing anything but a workout bra seems like I have nothing on, and I worry about having a pop out accident :P as I am quite active in my daily life, speedwalking to where ever I need to go and preferring moving recreational activities as opposed to sitting on my butt.
    Soak those aching muscles in a long hot bath, get a massage if you can afford it. Take care of yourself!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    1706 days ago
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