Thursday, June 21, 2012

So what is Zumba, many of you know some do not so I will tell you. Zumba is a dance class that does wonders for weight loss. It is extremely easy on knees and backs for those of us carrying a lot of extra weight that make traditional exercise very very painful.

Six months ago I FORCED myself to go to one class. My self esteem was low and I was very fragile. The instructor ( a very small gorgeous blond) was fantastic she ran the class in a very fun easy going way. After that first class in which I was barely able to walk in place for the 45 minutes my instructor came up to me and told me how great she thought I did. It meant a lot that this perfect body lady told me, a huge blob I did well. So I went back the next week.

I am not going to say it was easy. I am still two left footed but the important thing is I go and have fun and sweat buckets. After one month I was hooked on the great feeling I got when I would make it through another class. I then starting going twice a week and I bought Zumba game for my kids Xbox (which I do 3 times a week). That other great thing I have noticed is you get a great all over body workout and it really shappes your body. I now have a waist and then hips not just a combined spare tire.

Now six months later I have a whole new group of friends that I get to play with at Zumba. It's a real pick me up after a bad day to walk into a gym and have lots of people call out a welcome.

So Zumba for me was a life changing experience. It took a fragile, scared woman that had locked herself in her house back into the social butterfly I love to be.

My biggest tip is try new things because just because you have told yourself you don't like something doesn't make it true. For years I have said I hate to dance. Now I am a Zumbafantic.

PS Remember we are all in this together emoticon

PSS as of today I am 70 pounds down so waa hoooooo and thank you Zumba
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    I have actually been terrified to try it because I can't dance for anything! I'm also painfully shy and don't really get out to talk to anyone. Exact opposite of how I used to be, but it's how I've been since I moved to Colorado and never really had much success making friends. I think that I might just try the zumba for the xbox though and see how it goes since you gave it such a great review! Congrats on the 70 lbs gone!!!
    2128 days ago
    "A fragile, scared woman that had locked herself in her house..." How much I can relate to this statement! I felt exactly the same - and I still feel like it to be honest! But I also found the courage to do things out of my comfort zone and it feels great, I agree with you.
    I tried zumba once but, even though I liked the dance moves and the rhythm, I also felt two left footed and it was kind of frustrating. I might try the xbox game since it has such a good review from you.
    You've done a great job and you should be proud of yourself!
    2130 days ago
    I've been doing Zumba off and on for the last month but haven't been consistent. After readng you post, I may go to the library and get a DVD and try it. Fantastic job on 70 pounds. What motivation.
    2130 days ago
  • CATDUG19
    Thanks for all the great feedback. I do try to get zumba in at least twice a week. Sometimes that is a class and sometimes its on the xbox both are great.

    2130 days ago
    I just started Zumba classes myself last week, and although I didn't get to go this week- I am going to try and make it a weekly thing.

    It kicked my butt the first time, and I am STILL scared of it. Your post was an inspiration for me to keep on going back and knowing I will see results.

    Are you still doing Zumba twice a week.....question mark. ha. My laptop keyboard broke today and my shift button doesn't work. No question marks for me.

    Thanks for sharing your story.
    2130 days ago
  • CATS_MEOW_0911
    I am so happy for you that you have found so much joy in dancing. And CONGRATS on 70 pounds lost!
    2130 days ago
  • PRIZM96
    That is awesome!! I am a fellow Zumbafanatic!! LOL
    Such a great feeling when you're through! What a fun workout!! Love it!
    2130 days ago
    Awesome! Zumba is kickin and I also love it. WTG on keeping with your plan.
    2130 days ago
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