Sunday, May 22, 2011

Dance like no one is watching...

Dear Old Me,

You know that saying " like no one is watching..."? Well they really aren't watching. I have been thinking a lot about my ZUMBA journey. Trying to pinpoint when and how things happened to get me where I am today.

There is certainly one thing I know that changed my view point on exercise and cardio workouts. When I went to my very first class with Karine I was mortified. I had all the same fears that most people have about trying Zumba for the first time. I can't dance. I have no rhythm. I am too fat. I can't move like all those others that can dance... blah, blah, blah. I went to the class, sucked it up, blinked one time I think and suddenly the class was over. I was standing there drenched in sweat (a first for a self-proclaimed non-sweater I might add). And I was smiling!

During the entire class I never took my eyes off Karine. I did not even once look or notice any of the other students in the class. And I know for a fact not a single one of them took their eyes off of Karine either and never even saw a single step I took or any mistakes or slow movements of the others in class. We were all there together just shaking it along with the beat, feeling the music and losing ourselves for an hour. When it was over all I knew was that I had just experienced the best most exciting and exhilarating workout ever. I didn't know this was an option. I can work out and have fun? I was hooked. It was over for me right then and there. Love at first sight or should I say step. I never wanted to miss a class or make excuses not to go. :-) Every step since then has gotten easier and easier. I know I still have a lot to learn but I am so excited to keep on moving.

Until Next Time,

The New You

P.S. Check out Karine's summer schedule at She is amazing and her Zumbatomic classes are going to be so much fun. I plan on taking Ryan for sure!!! Check out for info on the classes. :-)

1 comment:

  1. After reading this, I want to go to Zumba now!