Shift in Attitude!

Today is Tuesday, so that means an evening Zumba class.  I was looking forward to it all day.  And then during the drive to the class I couldn’t wait to start moving to the music.  I can hardly believe it!   I can’t remember when I last looked forward to doing exercise like that!  Sometime back in the 1990’s no doubt.

The class was great fun – I can’t believe an hour goes by so quickly.  And despite the fact it was 8 degrees celsius outside (and probably inside too) I was working up a sweat in no time.

 So, if you’re trying to find an exercise that is fun and you can join in with whatever your fitness level, I highly recommend giving Zumba a go.

And if you try it and you’re not too sure – try again with a different instructor.  I am doing classes (including the Curves circuits) with three different instructors.  I really enjoy all the classes – however, the classes are different because of the different personalities of the instructors.  But what they do have in common is fun choreography and infectious rhythms.  Its changed my outlook entirely.  So much so, that I am quite disappointed that the Saturday morning class isn’t on this weekend because of the long weekend. 😦 As I drove home I kept thinking, “What will I do on Saturday????”  And then I realised I can do one of my Zumba DVDs.  No excuses for not moving daily.

So, Zumba or no Zumba, find something you like doing – something that makes you smile.  And before you know it you’ll be looking forward to exercise too.

Tuesday Zumba

Tonight I went along to the Tuesday night class with Marcela instructing.  It was my fourth hour long Zumba class.  There were over thirty other Zumba lovers there on this chilly autumn night.  What great fun it was to be a part of a bigger group.  Angela was also there as a guest instructor, and she led some of the tracks/dances.

My coordination is getting better, and I can keep up with most of the movements.  I even got a little hip action going tonight.  I “walk” through some of the more exuberant jumpy movements – as my fitness improves I’ll get a handle on those.  My right knee hurts a little on some of the bends – so I take it carefully – remembering what Fiona said at my first class about listening to my body. 

I worked up a sweat and released a whole lot of endorphins.  I’m going to have a lot of fun side stepping the lap band surgery!

Zumba!