Hi, everyone! I'm Lana from WV.
So I've always been one of those people who love to dance behind closed doors with the blinds shut. Actually, I have absolutely no coordination so it's more like flailing myself around, lol. My aunt once said that saying I have two left feet would be a compliment. But I've always loved it, so when I learned about zumba last year I really wanted to try it, but was too afraid of humiliating myself in public.
A few days ago I was chatting with a former coworker on facebook and she invited me to a zumba class she attends. Struck by a moment of insanity, I told her I'd go this coming Thursday. What was I thinking?!?!
But I do have a few questions... What kind of clothes should I wear? Do I need to go buy dancing shoes or will my running shoes work? Since I'll be going directly from work, do I have to bother taking my makeup off? What should I take with me? Should I try to eat something beforehand? Where's the best spot so I can see the instructor but not be seen by the majority of the class?
I know everyone says that no one pays attention to others, but I'm sure they'd notice me tripping or falling into people. Or what if I get so winded that I have to stop, or worse - pass out? I know I'm just psyching myself out, but I can't help it. I just keep trying to remember that everyone probably looked stupid to begin with and maybe they'll sympathize instead of laugh. Plus, if I'm really bad, then I don't have to go back and I'll never see any of those people again, right?
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Confucius
You never fail until you quit trying.
Our mind is our most powerful weapon, and too often we use it against ourselves.
Joined Sparkpeople April 2008.
Starting weight: 215 lbs
| current weight: 142.0