It’s been a while since I last posted, and I have been soo busy it’s unbelievable. But inspired by a quote I saw on twitter under #FairyBlogMother I thought it was high time I let you know about my latest fitness adventure… yes you guessed it, Zumba!
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m really not a fan of the gym and find it extremely difficult to motivate myself. I’ve done aerobics in the past and found it affective, if a little structured and, well, serious. So then I stumbled across Zumba. Of course I have heard about it, and seen the adverts on TV, but I really just thought of it as ‘just another fad’ and didn’t give it a second thought.
Now I love dancing, in my wild early twenties I frequented many a nightclub and regularly danced till dawn, but my coordination leaves a little to be desired! With Zumba promising you can ‘ditch the workout and join the party’, it seemed the perfect solution to my fitness woes.
I’ve been to two classes now and I can safely say, I’m a convert! I’ve even cancelled my gym membership at last to free up more funds for classes. The music is upbeat Latin American and Reggae inspired, and reminds me of my travels in 2005, bringing a big smile to my face. The routines themselves flow into each other as is if you are dancing, and encompass a lot of repetition of moves so it doesn’t take long to pick them up. I felt like I had worked muscles in my body which haven’t seen the light of day for years. By the end of the hour I was pink, sweaty, tired but happy. And whats more, I had spent an hour worrying about nothing apart from which move was coming next. I am really beginning to see the benefits of exercise for a healthy mind as well as a healthy body.
Now, I just need a new exercise outfit, my old ill-fitting airtex just doesn’t cut the mustard as I prance around the dance studio feeling like a pop star. Watch this space, when I will blog about my research and let you know what outfit I choose!