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No more perfection

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Our YMCA offers free fitness classes on weekday mornings on the local Riverwalk during the summer, so I went for yesterday's Zumba class. I've done Zumba before, but only a few times. The class was an hour long, but after about 30 minutes, I was done.
It wasn't my body, actually, that gave out, but my brain; while trying to figure out the steps, I was also trying to figure out the Spanish lyrics, and that resulted in overload. Probably the strangest reason ever to end a workout.
Anyway, in the old days, I would have beaten myself up over not finishing the class session, but now that I'm doing SP, I know every little bit counts. I did 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, and that's great! Next week I'll try for 45, and the week after I should be able to hang in there for the whole hour.
I did go to the pool in the afternoon and swam for 35 minutes, so I burned a lot of calories. I already lost a pound since yesterday. :-)
I've realized that I get a lot farther if I don't try for perfection, just small steps at a time.
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    I have no rhythm, so I get it. You're right though, any little bit counts.
    1705 days ago
    Half a class = 30 minutes of moving = GOOD.

    Next time... it doesn't matter if you don't know the moves, just march (or samba) in place, it still burns calories!

    A little piece of Susan Powter wisdom... ;)
    1705 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/22/2013 10:42:36 PM
    Sounds like you have an awesome attitude! I've also noticed that my brain and body start to have a hard time keeping up with Zumba choreography towards the end of the class, especially when it's an unfamiliar routine or song. Great job and I hope you continue having fun next time!
    1705 days ago
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