Happy Friday!

Wrapping up a week of lemons, coconuts, and bee pollen I found a free Zumba class at our local community center.

Just being honest, I’d never Zumba’d before.  I’ve danced on competitive teams, took ballet as a girl.  I get the whole “step-ball-change” thing.  I’ve heard Zumba is pretty challenging, has more of a salsa style rhythm, and can be a blast.  I thought…sure I’ll give it a twirl.

  
One class, and I’m a huge fan. 

 I found myself doing really odd solos, turning the wrong direction, starting on the wrong foot, not getting the whole concept of starting on the “and beat”. I swear at one point the instructor only used 3 steps in a 4 count and it messed with my head so bad to hold on that 4!  I laughed so much, I didn’t mind looking like a newbie fool.  At least I didn’t run into anyone, or step on someone’s foot.  Yikes.

Since having my left Achilles reconstructed a couple years ago, I was so happy to keep up on any level.  My left foot felt more alive after that class, and the calf spasms I usually get at night have reduced.

By the time we were done, I was smiling like I haven’t smiled in a year.  I felt lighter in my spirit.  Sweaty, red faced, laughing and Happy are 4 things I haven’t been in a long time. I will go back.

  
I might even try to find a video so I can practice at home.

I’m so grateful for a new exersize, a free class to go to on Mondays and Wednesdays, a way to dance again after after Achilles reconstruction, good laughter, and good sweat.

Have you Zumba’d?  What do you think?  

4 thoughts on “Happy Friday!

  1. I have Zumba’d myself and like you, was red-faced, sweaty and laughing at the end! Good for you for doing something awesome for yourself!!! And Achilles reconstruction sounds yowza bad!!! Glad you’re on the mend:)
    PS, I really like your tag line of Cultivating Gratitude & Sharing Joy-we need more of that!

  2. WooHoo! I loooooovvvvvveeeee Zumba. If there was a class close to me, I’d be there in a heartbeat. As per videos, I made up a playlist on youtube of a bunch of Zumba routines. If you like, check it out here and add it to your playlists.

    And that’s great news about your happiness. I’m pleased.
    🙂

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