Party in Pink Zumbathon 2012! - Christiansburg, VA

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Even as I am sitting here writing this I can feel the muscles in my abs, back, and legs yelling at me for my behavior yesterday, I am SO happy that I did it.

I've done Zumba before, in fact, I do an hour of Zumba every week, but never, in my life, have I done 2 straight hours of heart pounding, adrenaline pumping zumba!

Let me take you through this journey.

8:00 woke up, grabbed a silk chocolate soy milk (8oz) and a fiber one oats and chocolate bar. (290 calories all together)

Got dressed, in my only bit of pink work out gear (since it IS the Party in Pink, after all)

9:00 Got to the event, bought about $25 worth of raffles (all of the proceeds from the event go to the Susan G Coleman foundation) and chose my place on the floor (BOY was it filling up! This was 30 min before it was even supposed to start!)

I also bought a belly skirt (you know, the ones with the coins that make a nice jingly sound when you dance!) Sorry the angle is terrible, I was taking a picture of it on me :P

There were over 150 people dancing! I stopped to grab water and took a picture of just the front few rows!

We Zumba'd for a solid hour before We took a break. Here I am an hour in.

Now, normally that would be the point that I am going home, and my body knew this--it said "what, w-what!? Why are you going BACK onto the floor? We are done now... like, really done!" And I had to tell it to STFU and get back to work, because we had another hour to crank out.

Oh! During the intermission the Zumbatomic kids performed for us, it was adorable!

They also announced door prize and raffle winners. Look what I won!

No joke, that is my favorite restaurant. Like I've mentioned before, I will enjoy me a good "mexican-food-a-palooza" How did they KNOW?!

Then we went back on the floor, danced for another hour (belly danced, salsa, samba, circle danced, and generally shook our groove thangs)

When we were done I was worn out, tired, hungry, and sore, but most of all--I was happy--I did it!

Here is my "omgIjustdid2hoursofZumba" face from when I got back in my car :D

Enjoy your weekends! :D

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    I can tell that you had an amazing time!
    What a combo! Having fun and doing something good for yourself at the same time! emoticon

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    3215 days ago
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    COOL!!! I think if I tried that they would rush me to the hospital. Not that I couldnt survive it but they would think I was having seizures trying to get in rythym!! ;)

    Awesome!! ;)
    3220 days ago
    I keep trying to comment and failing! Way to rock that zumbathon!
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    Yay! Sad I had no time but I spent like 8 hours in library yesterday :/ Freaking grad school. Gym tomorrow?
    3220 days ago
    Yep, I burned almost 1,700 calories! :D It was fun times.

    Don't worry, that's the fun of Zumba! You don't have to have coordination, you just have to keep moving! I was out of step probably 50% of the time, but not one person judged me, because we were all doing our best to keep up and work out!

    In fact, during my Thursday session, there is this one older lady (looks to be about 60) who has, I would estimate, not one ounce of rhythm. But we love her because she does what she can and works it! It may not look like the rest of us, but she is giving it her all, and you can feel her energy. :D It's awesome!

    The Exhilarate Set is on sale for $59.95 right now, I believe (ending today) and I bought my set for $90, so this is a great discount! If you've ever wanted to try it. Comes with a whole bunch of DVD's and the toning sticks :)
    3221 days ago
    You seriously had me laughing at "How did they know?!" about you winning the gift card.

    It's even more awesome though that you danced for two hours! Holy crap! You must have burned some serious calories!
    3221 days ago
  • *MAMA*2*BOYS*
    emoticon emoticon What a fun post! I love your pictures!! I used to do Zumba on my Wii (and will eventually start doing it again!); it is so much fun, but I seriously look, I don't know, insane?!? There is no way I would make other people watch the complete and utter catastrophe that is me attempting to Zumba. Congrats on your prize, and you look AMAZING!
    3221 days ago
    Looked interesting, and YAY on the free food prize!
    3221 days ago
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    Loved this! Glad you had a great time. Looks fun :)
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    I wish I had that much coordination ! Way to go
    3221 days ago
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