September 22, 2010

Zumba Love

Sometime in August, my BFF, Elaine, introduced me to Zumba. For those that don't know, it's basically a dance aerobics class, but much better than the ones from the 80's you're all thinking of. It incorporates Latin dance styles and music and is basically a big party.

To say I have never enjoyed working out would be a huge understatement. In fact, I loathe it. Even when I have the best of intentions, like when I joined Curves back in the day, I find myself bored and wanting it to end almost as soon as it begins. I'm just not motivated.

The secret, I've learned, is that exercising can't feel like exercising. That's what I love about Zumba. It's like going to a dance party with a bunch of my girlfriends. Now that's my kind of working out! And no one's worried if you miss a step or dance off beat... everyone just encourages each other to keep moving and burn those calories.

I've actually become one of those people that needs to get in a good workout to feel good. I hate missing class and feel super lazy on days I can't attend. Who am I????

I am super happy to say that for the first time since high school, I am working out regularly. Not only do I take my Zumba class twice a week, but I've also ventured into some other cardio, strength, and yoga classes, all offered at the same facility.

This weekend, I'm super excited to attend my very first master class, where a guest instructor is coming in from Wisconsin to dance the night away.

Did I mention I will be spending a Saturday night working out? Haha! I don't even recognize myself anymore!!!

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