Getting a little more JOLLY, a little more GREEN, and a little less GIANT.

11 July 2012


Try Zumba.

Done and done.

But not done. I gotta try this again. I can't let some silly little exercise program make me feel like some uncoordinated, klutzy, white girl. (Even if that's what I am...)

A few (honest) thoughts after my first experience with Zumba:

1. I'm so grateful I was able to do this in the privacy of my own home all by my jiggly, stumbly, stiff-hipped self.

2. Sweat. I haz it.

3. My daughters actually labeled what I was doing as "dancing" and not having a seizure. Not bad for an old lady, eh?

4. feels like a step down from the intensity of running or P90X. But that's okay! It's cool. I can do this on my off days from running. It will be something fun, yet aerobic. I could see Zumba being a great exercise for someone who hasn't exercised in forever and is looking to get active and healthy without going insane. It's fun. It's (fairly) easy. It will get you moving and sweating.

5. Finally, it felt kind of cheesy. I've been listening to lots of women praising Zumba as THE Exercise for years. I couldn't shake the feeling (along with my hips...har har har) that I was finally jumping on the overcrowded, Mormon housewife, stay at home mommy, in desperate need of Mommy Time, wanting to learn some new bedroom moves bandwagon. Blah. Or is that baaaa? (Get it? Like as in a sheep?)

After a few more private sessions at home I think I might want to give this a try in a real class with real people. Eek! Then we will see if I can be so snobby about it.


Claire said...

I've done it at home and in a class, and the class setting is MUCH more intense, just so ya know! It's definitely different than P90X, but I get just as good of a workout, if not better (because I enjoy Zumba Ü) when I attend a Zumba class with a really good teacher. The teacher makes ALL the difference in the world. I went to one class recently where I didn't even break a sweat, and I'm almost 8 months pregnant! I sweat just sitting. The class I went to today... it got my heart rate up, caused me to sweat small puddles all over the floor of the classroom and was definitely the best workout I've had in a long time. I will hurt tomorrow. All those darn squats :P

Missy0327 said...

Which Zumba?? For the Wii?? My Mom does it occasionally but I wasnt sure it would actually help me work up a sweat.