Yup. You heard it correctly. I started crying today within the first 3 minutes of my 1st Zumba class. (Please let me be getting me period so I have an excuse for this absurd emotional outbreak!!!) I was just soooo purely happy to be doing something so close to dance that tears starting streaming down my face and I had to hold back some soft sobs. I haven't dance in 2 years. This is coming from a girl whose whole life has revolved around dance and music. I just stopped once I got pregnant and after that I was "too big" to feel comfortable dancing. It felt soooo good to shake my booty!!! It sounds so corny, but I just felt at home.
The instructor was amazing! I drove 25 min to this class cause I could just tell she was gonna rock my world! The class was held at a roller rink and was a flat $5 drop in fee. There were about 70 people. I can tell that people LOVE this lady. She is young, hip and man can she shake it. I am going to have to work on my shaking. I can move, but I can't ghetto booty shake, but MAN AM I GONNA LEARN! (and JAke is gonna love me for it) The steps were easy but her Latin flair really inspired me. Having a hip hop background is very different from Latin, so this will challenge me to rock out each number like her!
Next week I am going recruit friends to come. I am going to try another instructor on Monday that is super close to my house. She is a ballroom teacher, so I feel their styles will be so different.
Ahhhh.... great day! And after I came down I jumped on the scale to a new low in the 193's! Ya! So naturally I needed Mexican food for dinner to complete this day.....healthy mexican that is!
Oh, and my heart rate monitor read 800 calories burned in that one class. Love love love.