Thursday, April 29, 2010
So I started Zumba this last week. Zumba is an exercise class that includes Latin dancing. It was a blast but, wow am I uncoordinated! In my mind I am a hot sexy dancer that moves like Beyonce with her long beautiful legs. But, after this class I realize I am just as uncoordinated like Kate Gosslin on Dancing With the Stars and totally out of my league. But, it was fun and the time flew by. Unlike the time I tried a kick boxing class at the YMCA, where all I could do was watch the clock and wait for it to be over. This was a total body work out that I did not realize I had gotten until about an hour later. There were all shapes and sizes and ages of women. The instructor was not even a really skinny lady. I think that would make me even more insecure about this class. She is just an average size lady with a big huge smile that totally loves what she is doing. Her facial expressions as she did each dance move made me love the class even more. At first I could not get past how self conscious and uncoordinated I felt. It reminded me of the 1st days of drill team when I felt out of place and a step behind everyone else. The more nervous I was the further I fell behind. Finally the instructor yelled out over the great music to just feel it and go with the music. When I loosened up and just had fun it did get easier. I watch ladies stand at the door and watch as the class goes on with smiles but afraid to try. Several friends have said that they would love to try it but are afraid to do so. It is way out of their comfort zone. That is a sad statement for me. I don't want to let fear get in the way of what I think might be fun to try because I am too self conscious. I discovered after my third class that it is getting easier. It brings a smile to my face as I do it. As adults I think we have forgotten that life is supposed to be fun. You can bring fun to anything. Yes, be responsible and disciplined but smile and have fun. I am now a huge Zumba fan.