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I tried zumba!

Friday, September 30, 2011

I tried zumba! My spell checker keeps autocorrecting it to 'rumba.'

I joined the fitness society that my employer offers, and there are drop-in classes included. I rode my bike there on my lunch break! It was SO FUN! The teacher was this crazy, smiling little ball of energy, and she ran around high-fiving us all when we'd finish a song!

I'm going to go every week, and next I'll try Pilates. I've had this strange, unfounded fear of Pilates for a while now, but my friend and co-worker will come with me….

And the fitness membership comes with a free session with a trainer, so I'll use it to design a strength training program!

Today I freaked out because I was entering my food for the day in the tracker and when I glanced at the total, it was WAY higher than I expected. Then I saw that I'd accidentally entered 2 cups of coffee cream, instead of 2 cups of coffee! I've been tracking for just over four months, and now I can just generally guess how many calories I've eaten in a day…but I'll still keep tracking.

I'll keep on eating healthily and trying new exercises and staying active and guess what! My body will keep changing!! It's a-freaking-mazing! Unbe-freaking-leivable! Fan-freaking-tastic!

This morning I was dancing while I washed the dishes (yes, really), and I really was shaking it, and my belly was jiggling all around. Then I imagined what it will feel like when my big old belly is gone. It was like I could actually feel it gone. I have a vision of where I'm going, and it's so clear and real that it's easy to keep moving towards it.

I hope you have a strong, clear vision too!
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  • CATS_MEOW_0911
    I'm so glad you enjoyed Zumba!

    Fear not the Pilates. It is one of the most modifiable forms of exercise I can think of, and so soothing. Can't wait to hear how you like Pilates!

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    3222 days ago
  • UTMIZ_2000
    How cool. I can feel parts of my body changing, but when I look in the mirror I think, no it's my imagination. But don't we imagine it before we see it? So I'm going with what my brain is telling me, and it says what I'm doing is working.

    Love that you are enjoying all the different kinds of exercise and activities. Keep on dancing, my friend. And keep on imagining and dreaming. Dreams DO COME TRUE!
    3226 days ago
    proud of u girl emoticon
    3228 days ago
    I had a similar happy moment yesterday! I have wanted to try Zumba for a long time, but have been stressed over money. I found a Zumba class in my town that only charges $5/class with no membership fee! Woo-hoo! I hope that when I come home from the class I am as happy as you are right now!
    3231 days ago
  • CANNIE50
    Oh, what a happy, cheerful blog - this makes me happy for you. I am so glad you are taking advantage of such a wonderful perk from your employer. I am SO proud of you for being so adventuresome, fitness-wise. I love that you got a glimpse of your future, little-bellied body. You are earning it with every drop of sweat, with every move, with every deep breath, with every time you track, and every bite of nutritious food. You inspire me.
    3231 days ago
    Congratulations on all your successes!! You are doing great!!
    3232 days ago
    Good time. Your blog made me smile. So thanks for that, ma'am. Glad Zumba puts some rumba in your step! I haven't taken a class yet being content to make up my own version at home, but someday I might. Glad to hear that you are taking advantage of the work health stuff.
    3232 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7093012
    Congrats on trying something new. Zumba sure is fun!! I too am working on a strong, clear vision- - it sure helps to visualize what we want at the end of the tunnel.
    3232 days ago
    Love Zumba and love pilates! You are rockin' it!
    3232 days ago
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    3232 days ago
    Zumba hasn't reached my town here...people have never even heard of it, so I've bought a DVD in the UK and got it sent here to Spain and now I Zumba in my sitting room. At 235 pounds it's not a pretty sight (my belly does thigh slapping!!!) but I love it. Infact I'm going to get off the computer and do it right NOW!!!
    3232 days ago
    How great! I have not tried Zumba but I know that people love it. I love that you were able to feel the future you!!! You will get there!
    3232 days ago
    Yes!!! Zumba is the BEST!!
    3232 days ago
    Congratulations on your new and exciting discovery. I love zumba. It is a fun way for me to get my cardio in.
    Have a good weekend! emoticon
    3232 days ago
    If you keep up with the Zumba you will literally be shaking your belly off :)
    I am definately going to try Zumba when I am more mobile.
    Have a great weekend.
    3232 days ago
  • CICELY360
    Congratulations on discovering Zumba. I discovered it a year ago.
    3232 days ago
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