Monday, January 31, 2011

My First Zumba Experience

There are two very important things you should know about me:
  1. I am white. Very white.
  2. I was raised Baptist.
You may wonder why I'm telling you this and how it relates to Zumba. But those two points add up to one thing: I have no rhythm. I didn't even spell rhythm right on my first try. That's how little I have.

Something else worth mentioning: a wonderful trait I inherited from my mother is a lack of coordination.

So, needless to say, I was nervous to try Zumba for the first time. But I ended up loving it! It was a great workout- that didn't feel like a workout. And boy, was I sore. In fact, I woke up that night with a Charlie Horse.

I tried quietly deal with my pain, but the husband was apparently still awake so it went like this:

I also feel that it's worth mentioning that when I first wake up, I am far from coherent.

Me: OOOoooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.... *sob*

Husband: Babe? What's wrong?

Me: What's the word for when your leg hurts? Like, your lower leg?

Husband: ....A Charlie Horse?

Me: Yes, that. I have that. *sob*

Tonight's class is Pilates. I've always loved Pilates. And I've never gotten a Charlie Horse from it.


Ashlee said...

Stopping by from Mingle Monday!

I've always been a little bit scared to try Zumba because of the lack of rhythm thing! ha! Glad you enjoyed it!!

Tara said...

Ok. We have a lot of things in common. Like being white and having no rhythm. I don't think i'd ever be brave enough to try zumba outside of my house though!

Miss Lindsay said...

I have always wanted to try a Zumba class... I need to find a buddy to go with! I should try an at home video first, ha.

Shalyn said...

First time on your blog- you are too cute! I love the title!

Zumba is so awesome, I am a very white girl too but no one seemed to care about my lack of rhythm- so fun! I love pilates too!

Have you ever tried heated yoga? Thats my new favorite!

TriGirl said...

Hi Heather-coming over from Mingle Monday. Zumba is a crazy workout--you sweat like a banshee but no one cares what you look like :D

I really like your blog layout. It's so pretty!

Laura said...

I have Zumba on DVD, I will be trying it once my knee heals enough to twist and turn! said...

My mom actually told me about Zumba. It just looks like dancing to me, but I'll have to give it a try.

I like to work out at home. Anyone know of a good DVD?


Amber said...

Found you thru Mingle Monday - I almost died the first time I tried Zumba, but I loved it at the same time. Does that make sense?!

<3, your newest follower :)

Rachel said...

I'm visiting from Mingle Monday! Love your blog. I saw the word Zumba and I was hooked. I'm trying to decide if I should try it or not, but I feel like I'd look like a total idiot. This post cracked me up! Can't wait to keep reading from you :)

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