Tuesday, June 17, 2014

zumba zumba yeah

I'll admit that I have always loved old-school rap and good song to dance to, but something about participating in Zumba has intimidated me. It's probably because there's a whole lotta booty shaking and well, to be perfectly honest, I don't have a lot to shake. Nonetheless, I have felt like a superstar three days a week since January this year:

I know I am not alone when it comes to feeling like a star at Zumba- everyone in my class gets into it and smiles through the hour long performance cardio workout. Yes, I know I really actually look like this:

but- it is so much fun. I mean, I have never enjoyed a true cardio workout like this. I finish the class smiling though I have sweat marks on my back, pits, chest, and have a bright rosy face shining in sweat. I guess it's almost empowering- it's ok to totally get into the rhythm while pretending to be Shakira and let loose! As an added bonus, I burn almost 400 calories every class! Fair warning- not all Zumba classes are created equal. My instructor, Galina, is truly the superstar. I think it helps that she was a belly dancer, so her choreography is amazing. Plus she's Bulgarian, which makes her automatically cool.

one of these days I'm going to become a Zumba instructor...

Now get off your bum, join a Zumba class, and shake dat thang like there's no tomorrow!

Well, our life has suddenly become a little crazier in the last few weeks. I don't feel like today is the day to delve into the details, so instead, I will just let you know that the kids are growing up way too fast and Carl is halfway done with PA school- starting clinical rotations this fall! Until next time,