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The Zumba Floozie...

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's no secret that I love Zumba. So when I decided to recommit to getting healthier, that was the one form of exercise that appealed to me. I used to do quite a bit of walking, but I just can't seem to get out the door and do it. emoticon Same goes for swimming--it is just too hot to do much more than just splash a little in the pool. emoticon

When I started doing Zumba 2 years ago, it was offered in just a few places. I chose to do it at the YWCA and pretty much stayed there faithfully. At one point I ventured to the YMCA for variety. Well NOW there are Zumba places EVERYWHERE!! What's a Zumba-girl to do?? Try them ALL out, that's what!

I went to Brick House Cardio and took a few classes. They are great and I knew a lot of the people there. They offered to let me join for $35 a month AFTER the one time fee of $33 OR I could pay the $5 as I go. All they offer there is a Zumba class each day. I decided I could get a YWCA membership for the same price and could have more variety. So I went to the YWCA and told them I was looking at Brickhouse Cardio and they IMMEDIATELY gave me a week's free trial. Woo-Hoo!

In the meantime, a local community center was offering a four-week session (twice a week) for $20. That's $2.50 a class. I was intrigued. So I showed up for class one night and because of where it is located, most of the Zumba-ers were beautiful, athletic, black women. Good Lord could they ever "shake it!" My everything got sore, but I was a good sport and I shook just as hard as I could. Tonight I signed the official papers to go to 7 more classes this month. emoticon

I am just amazed at the amount of variety that is offered in the classes. It's fun to do 3 different routines to one song. It keeps me interested and it keeps me moving. Enough said.

My blood sugar is coming back down to where it should be. I am sooooooooo glad. I've been taking my medicine faithfully and the exercising is helping, too. I was already eating lo-carb and lo-sugar.

I love the way I feel. I love that I am finding ways to carve "me" time. My parents agree that I should really fight this fight with EVERYTHING that is in me. They are cheering me on and I LOVE that!

Happy Sparking!
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    Your descriptions make me smile and laugh. You go, girl.
    2474 days ago
    I love Zumba too! I just get caught up in the music and the 60 minutes goes by so fast! So glad that you found a class that pushes you and you love. My Zumba instructor is trying to get pregnant and I fear for my Zumba fix when she gets pregnant! emoticon
    2553 days ago
    I have been going to Zumba at the YWCA and in Cross Lanes, I love Zumba Lynn, her story is amazing! Which community center is offering the Zumba twice a week?
    2553 days ago
    Liz, emoticon You are really taking care of business. You deserve a medal emoticon . Those pound will be flying off the emoticon and in teh meantime, you are having so much fun emoticon . Most importantly, it sounds like you are doing so well on being a healthier you. emoticon emoticon
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    Zumba Rocks!! That is wonderful you have some many options!! I know of 4 diffrent places in my town but the times are almost identical...Never knew there was so much variety in the dances thought...Maybe I should go try diffrent places and see which one makes me sweat the most....LOL Have fun keep up the great work!! Glad to hear your surgar is doing better!!!

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    2559 days ago
    Generally, we'd say that you're a "Zumbaholic" - isn't it great?
    Glad you've found so many great local options!!! emoticon
    2559 days ago
    I have zumba for my xbox 360 Kinect it's a game played by sensors that follow your body movement this way I get points for the correct moves I make. Man it is a workout. I haven't played it in a long time but your blog made me want to get back into it. THANKS!

    2559 days ago
    emoticon I love zumba as well. It doesn't feel like exercising. Great job with keeping up with exercise!
    2559 days ago
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