I know, I know, I know. Some of you love to run in the rain. I might not mind it, but I just couldn't do it this morning. A little rain is one thing, but it was coming down in blankets and I just didn't want to go out in it. I also didn't want to totally let the day get away from me, so I called my friend Rebecca and made plans to meet her for a Zumba class she goes to regularly. I've heard from so many people that it is a great, fun workout, so I wanted to give it a try.
I couldn't believe how many women showed up for this class. It was completely full. As we waited for the instructor to come in, we all stretched and chatted quietly. Then the music came on blasting and we were off. It started easy enough, the moves were not too complicated, but by the end, I was feeling like that dude at the dance club who has no moves, but god bless him, is trying to keep up! I didn't stop moving and I tried like the dickens to at least move in the right direction, but I was not the most graceful zumba-er in the room (though not the least either). That will not come as too big a surprise to many of you. I've never really been known for my grace. But I tried to follow along with the instructor who moved her hips as if she was channelling Shakira herself. I had to remember something Mia said on my last Chubby Jones Podcast about not letting the fact that you feel stupid stop you from doing it, so I let go of my vanity and went with it.
I give myself an A for effort though. I danced, shook, and jumped my ass off for 6o minutes. I was sweating bullets and having a blast. Rebecca told me that after going to the class for a few times, the moves come more naturally (especially the hip shaking) and following the routines would get easier. I believe her.
Perhaps I will Zumba again sometime soon, but I plan to do W2D2 tomorrow and keep myself on track with this program. I am so glad to know though that when the heavens threw me an obstacle, I was able improvise and get the better of it!
Have a great Saturday and I'll be seeing you all tomorrow.