Thursday, July 26, 2012
So yesterday I did.
I walked in, a nervous wreck but excited to try something new and to workout with my Momma!
The instructor walked in, looking MUCH younger than me and in fabulous shape, wearing a super cute 80's retro outfit that was bright and colorful.
There were probably about 40 women-maybe more. Some wearing their shake shirts with fringe that made noises when they'd shake their booty! lol!
I was LOST immediately.
Started with a warm-up of Latin-inspired music and lots of rump shaking, which I'm terrible at, by the way!
Now I consider myself to have good rhythm, I can dance to a great hip hop song in my living room until I'm drenched in sweat, but Latin music? It's safe to say, I'm terrible. There's no rump back there to shake, I can't roll my hips like Shakira (although I wish I could!) and after having two kids, I'm not quite in touch with my sexy, sassy Zumba side-I guess??
On the other hand, it was a great workout! I was sweating just trying to figure out HOW the instructor manages to shake her body that way...uh-mazing! Seriously. I came home trying to show my husband some of the dance moves and he and I were laughing SO hard...
My mom and her friends LOVE IT! So I'm happy they've found a form of exercise that they truly enjoy! Yay! As for me, I'll stick to cross training, running, cycling, and a good kickboxing or boot camp fitness class!
But please understand it just wasn't for me...I couldn't stop laughing or take myself seriously while trying to "shake what my momma gave me" (or lack there of!) but honestly if you love to dance, this might be for you! As I've said a thousand times before, find what YOU love...and I'm happy that I gave something new a try! Ya never know if it's for you until you get out there and just TRY it! (I'm laughing just writing this post, thinking about how silly I probably looked trying to roll and shake my hips!!!!)
What about you? Tried Zumba?
If you haven't, would you give it a try?