Today was the day that they offered a Masters Class for Masala Bhangra at the place that I go for zumba. I went in and didn't have too much information other than watching one video and knowing that it was Indian dance based. Seriously, I knew nothing else. I arranged my day around the class and I arrived early so that I could get a spot in the front (I like the front, it allows me to see the instructor and thus have a better idea about what I am supposed to be doing.) The introduced the class and the style dance and then they began. Oh my word. It was a workout! Fun! I at one point thought that I was going to have to sit down because I was pushing it so hard. I just drank a LOT of water and pushed onward. Fun fun fun! I was BEAT red during the workout. In fact, I talked after the session for a few minutes, we took a group photo, I put on my sweatshirt and jacket and gathered my stuff and walked to my car and THEN I took that picture. You can see my face is BEAT red, even after a good 5-10 minute recovery.
As I walked into the building they were collecting money as this was a paid event for us that we couldn't use our punch cards (we buy a punch card and each class we attend we punch..when we run out of punches we buy a new card...works like a charm). One of the regular zumba instructors (Kelsey) was there sitting with a fellow zumba girl (Karen) taking the money. (The attendee has recently received her zumba certification). Karen looked at me and said "Soooo, I'm dying to know. How much weight have you lost." Now I've been going to zumba for upwards to three years. This girl has NEVER asked me that before. I didn't think anything of it though and told her my results thus far (took a sneak peak and it SHOULD be good tomorrow). She went on to say, "You came back after the winter break on fire. You are pushing yourself and I knew that it meant that you were probably doing the whole thing." She was tickled with my results. She and I talked about deprivation versus eating healthy. They are truly two different things! It was really good to receive confirmation of my efforts. (Sherry noticed my increased drive the first time she saw me at zumba after the winter zumba break and told me about it immediately! :-)