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My first Zumba experience!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

My Mom was supposed to go with me to Zumba, but she was too tired. I was a little nervous about going by myself! I usually get nervous at new things. Even though I was new, I knew no one would judge me but I still was worried I wouldn't be able to complete the hour routine. I wasn't sure if I should eat before or after class - so I decided to do both! I ate a sweet potato before I left & then made egg whites & veggies when I got home. The church was only 5 minutes away, which is part of why I wanted to do it. (There aren't any good gyms close by to where I am living.) So I parked and followed three older ladies into the church basement. The instructor was very nice and upbeat. Her & her Mom teach the class, which was neat. I could have gotten a 5-class card at a discount, but I just paid for the one class for now. She told me it takes a few classes to get used to the routines & as long as I had a smile and had fun, it didn't matter if I messed up. There were about 25 people there which was nice. There was music on already which helped get me pumped up a little bit.

I am glad I brought two bottles of water and a towel! I LOVED the class! We took three 30 second water breaks in between some of the songs. It was so much fun even though it was hard! I knew I messed up some of the moves, but it didn't frustrate me. Some of them included turning around/spinning. I noticed some of the ladies didn't turn around at all - so I liked that everyone just goes at their own pace according to what their body allows. I could have worked "harder" at some of the moves that involved a bit of jumping. I didn't want to over-do it, so I just lifted my legs instead. I know once I do it a few more times I will be able to pick up the pace a bit. I was also focused on learning the moves, so I kept a close eye on the instructor!

When the class was finished, I still felt like I could have done more. I had a lot of energy! My arms and hips were sore a little bit when I got home & got out of the car. Around 9:30 I started getting really tired and got a headache! I went to bed earlier than I normally do, which is good! I am not as sore today as I thought I would be. My hips are mostly better, but my arms are really sore up around my shoulders! It feels nice though. I think I will have a fun time with more Zumba!

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I am still excited about yoga on Wednesday night! I am hoping I can leave work 5 minutes early so I can be there at 5:30. The class starts at 5:45 & I made reservations for it. Woohoo!! I feel super pumped up about working out. It has been so long since I wanted to do it. I feel better knowing I am actually doing it! emoticon
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  • KANSASROSE67
    Glad you liked it! I've done a little with the DVDs at home and feel so uncoordinated...but it IS fun!
    2906 days ago
  • SCARJOWANNABE
    I really want to try Zumba, it sounds like a lot of fun
    2907 days ago
  • OLIVIANIGHT
    Well done for going on your own, I don't think I would have been that brave.
    2907 days ago
  • MCJULIEO
    Oh, that DOES sound like a fun time!
    2907 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Zumba is fantastic, I really get a great workout when I go to my Zumba call. Thankfully, I too have a terrific instructor, she tells everyone to drink a lot of water between dances and do what you can. She says we're here to dance, but have a good time and if you mess up it's ok as we do fun fun fun in my class.
    2907 days ago
  • PEPPYPATTI
    Zumba is fun! I have the Zumba Rush for my XBox & it is such a good workout. Hope you have fun at Yoga as well!
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    2907 days ago
  • SLOWANDSTEADY13
    emoticon Good for you! Looking forward to hearing about future classes!
    2907 days ago
  • MAMAMANDA83
    Thanks for sharing this. I will be starting my first zumba class in a couple weeks, and it's good to see how someone else's first experience went. emoticon
    2908 days ago
  • MOEMOORE
    Whoo-hoo!! Another Zumbaholic! LOL! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

    It is really great that right off the bat you found an instructor (well actually 2!) that you enjoy - that makes a huge difference. And it does help immensely that its close by. Twice a week, my instructor is at the elementary school literally across the street from my building. That means no excuse for me!

    Good luck with Yoga. I tried a series of classes 2 years ago, and found it wasn't for me. At least in that setting. I'm sure you'll do great!
    2908 days ago
  • THEBETH43
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    Zumba is lots of fun. I haven't the courage to zumba in a class yet. I've only done it at home with Wii Zumba. Good for you on going to an actual class!
    2908 days ago
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