My Journey

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Crying At Zumba....

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.


  1. Isn't Zumba a great way to burn those calories??
    If I didn't know better I would think you were in my class in PA. We also have around 70 ladies (at $5 a pop) in a roller rink. It really isn't a latin flair at mine though, more hip-hop, I guess.
    As a young mother I am sure it is difficult to have the time to do things for yourself. I am so very glad you got a chance to take care of yourself today.

  2. I love it that you were so happy today ! I am way to out of shape for Zumba ... maybe I should look into Zumba Gold (I think that's what it's called) :) Please share - what was your healthy mexican meal (not that I'm eating for a few more weeks, but I can dream, can't I?)

  3. I'm glad you loved Zumba!!! I absolutely craved it....and then they cancelled the class!!!
    I had mexican today too...but the super duper fattening scale is gonna hate on me in the morning and it's BOOBS weigh-in day kind.

  4. I'm so glad that you enjoyed Zumba. It is great when you can find a workout that makes you happy and feel like shaking your booty.

    I think you should do a video when you learn the ghetto booty shake. LOL

  5. You make me so want to try zumba!!! I am going to look for a class now!

  6. Aww, I love this! So glad you found a kind of exercise you love, and dance is so great for toning.

    (And 800 calories?! You're a machine!)

  7. Smile!! So. Happy. for YOU!!!

  8. I have always wanted to try Zumba, you have inspired me to give it a go. Thing is I have never danced, so I can only imagine how stupid I will look.