Thursday, July 29, 2010

Comfort Zone

Thursday....after today, just one more day to make it to the weekend!!! YAY!

Last night was Zumba. For the first time since I stepped in that stupid ground hog hole in mid June, my foot didn't ache and REALLY hurt. I pushed myself, or rather, I felt like I pushed myself to hop and jump a little more. It's a great exercise class for modifications. If you want to have a lower impact, you tap and side step. You can add a little hop or bounce to your step if you want a little more. And if you are capable and want a full out workout...you can jump and bounce around to your hearts content. I like it because it combines some of the classic dance moves (salsa, merengue, etc etc etc) with fitness moves (kickboxing, lunges, etc etc etc) and combines it all with fun Latin music. The hour really does fly by...and I don't know how anyone could walk out without having worked up a sweat. :-) I have to admit, I was actually rather nervous about going into the class. I had some Friends telling me for WEEKS upon MONTHS to try it. But, I don't dance. I don't merengue or salsa (or any of the other steps). Bellydance? ME? HA HA HA. My butt doesn't shake in a sexy way. When I try to shake my butt, people in neighboring counties run for cover. So yeah, I was sooo skeptical. I started in the back row. And I'll admit, I was LOST. I was left footing it when I should be right footing it. I was going frontwards when I should be going backwards. I was two steps behind at all times. But it was fun. I went back the next week....and I got a little better. I now go twice a week...and no, I still don't think i move with any grace...and when a song calls for a little butt shaking? Well, lets just say I jiggle with the best of them.....and to heck with the people in neighboring counties that may be scared of the incoming flab. It's fun. People that have been there longer than I, still struggle with the choreography sometimes. We just laugh at it. I'm ever so grateful that I took the plunge, stamped down my fear and went to that first class. If anyone reading this has been wanting (or advised by friends, like I was) to try something like this...DO IT! Step out of your comfort zone! I did and I found out that I really do enjoy it.

Makes one wonder.....how else are we keeping ourselves tied up in chains because we are afraid to step out of our comfort zone??????

Stupid weight is up....but when I looked at a calendar, I kinda got a clue was to why.....blech.

6 comments:

Allan said...

Spin tonight.. My fat ass on that little seat, trying not to die...
That is funny.. I have done Zumba... Remember the dancing Elephant.. Not a pretty site.... Oy

VRaz60 said...

Good for you!! You're stickin' with it, and that's a very good thing. You'll be shaking a sexy "thang" before too long, I'm sure.

Christine said...

Hi mary! I'm glad that you like the bellydancing and zumba. I've always wanted to try it! Perhaps one of these days I'll make it to a class! I hope that the rest of your Thursday goes great!

Splurgie said...

Several years ago I went to Jazzercise classes and really loved them. I think I'd like Zumba even more.

Natalia said...

This post makes me happy. :) I'm glad you're feeling this way, and it's a great thing for everybody to do, also. It'll make you feel more confident also, and that's just a great thing. :) I'm proud of you! :)

Tummy Tuck said...

I've been hearing about Zumba for the longest time, but I have not tried it. I think after reading you, that I just might :)