You Want Me To Shake What?!
{My intro to Zumba.}

Thursday, May 13, 2010



So, here's the deal. I am in a lot of pain. A. Lot. Of. Pain. Got it? Great. You see, I started working out with Real Results this week and those jerks (I'm totally kidding - they are super nice!) are doing a complete overhaul on my diet and exercise. It's crazy and it's exciting and, quite honestly, it's hell. I had to text my bad ass trainer today and ask her, "Is it normal that I've hit the angry, cranky, exhausted phase?" Turns out..., it is. Oh, and - supposedly - things will get a lot better in the next couple of weeks. This post, however, isn't really about that. What is it about? Well, I'm glad you asked...

This post is about what may have either been the best or most demoralizing hour of my life. Yep, my first hour of Zumba. Have you guys tried this crazy class? I hadn't until Monday and, truth be told, I was nervous. I have never been the most coordinated gal. In fact, I'm almost always the least coordinated gal and, no, I am not exaggerating. You know the person who was chosen last for the team in elementary school over and over? You got it, that was me.

So, on Monday I walked into class and nervously started shakin' my thang. Honestly, it was pretty embarrassing because initially I couldn't get the steps down to save my life. However, I was keeping up more than the woman next to me and, for some very screwed up reason, this made me feel good. (Um, did I mention that said woman was at least 75?) Luckily, the instructor kept taking pity on me and giving me a thumbs up. It was pretty funny. Oh, and while we're on the topic of the instructor... He looked like Charles Barkley, but danced like JLo. I'm still trying to figure that one out. That and if he was perhaps on some type of stimulant. Just watching him was exhausting.

Overall, it was kind of fun to basically have an hour at the club in the middle of my Monday at the gym. While I wasn't necessarily prepared to shake my hips while trying to express that "the roof was on fire," it was an experience. At the very least, I've never danced like that before without a very strong cocktail and that's got to count for something.

14 comments:

  1. haha! LOVE IT. Shake it buggy.


    sosososo proud of you

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  2. I love Zumba. My first class was a few months ago. It's hard to get those darn footsteps down but once you do it's fun. It helps your moves in the club. :)

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  3. I'm super jealous!! I want to try Zumba SOO bad, but there aren't any classes in my small country town! :(

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  4. well you are a house on fire!

    and if this helps any, please know that i am a LOT more uncoordinated than you! i have to laugh at myself when i am dancing (ALONE in my living room) or trying to learn new dance workouts (ALONE in my living room). my body doesn't really get it most of the time! yeesh!

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  5. haha, i love it! - i did my first session of yoga awhile back and it. was. horrible. after it was over i felt SO good, but the process was greuling, humiliating and just all around ughish! - i hope zumba gets better for you!
    shake it girl!

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  6. I've never tried zumba, but I would most likely fail. I usually look like a complete moron when I take cardio striptease - ugh, I am so not sexy at all!

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  7. I admire everyone lately for getting their ass to the gym. I know myself. I won't do it. Won't pay for it. Won't go.

    Good for you though! I think I'll have to start dancing around my room and try to break a sweat. Go ahead and picture that for a moment.

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  8. I noticed that you didn't mention the gesture that Charles-J.Lo-Barkley made at that dude. So funny...

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  9. eeek! :) i've never tried zumba, but i've almost gone to one on more than one occasion. my gym is at my university so i have this fear that all the girls there will be young college kids who are far more capable of shaking it than i am. but i should just do it. maybe i'll make them feel insecure by my voluptuous womanly hips. yeah, suck it girls! these hips are prepped for babies! :)

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  10. I've been totally wanting to try that but have totally wussed out due to my complete lack of rhythm.

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  11. hahaha you're so funny. I've never tried Zumba .. I'd probably suck, that might be why I've never tried lol

    Booked the treasure Island for the 26 and 27 Can't wait to see you:):):)

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  12. Ahh! I've been wanting to try this class. Sounds...interesting! And shake that bootay, lady! You better be showing me some moves when I see you in a WEEK! :)

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  13. All of my friends are constantly talking about Zumba. I want to try it soon. On to the "to do" list it goes :)

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  14. I've always wanted to try zumba!

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