I had my first Zumba class today!!
I did like half an hour and then sat down, thinking: I will never get energized by this workout. I watched as women twice my size kept up and continued going, while me – this 5’6″ white skinny girl could barely manage. At first I felt embarrassed, but then I decided I didn’t care. The majority (or possibly all) had done these dance moves before, this was my first time! I could be lenient with myself.
As I followed along, I remembered how I have absolutely no dancing charisma at times. Really, body just doesn’t get the memo of dancing at times, even though I love it. Especially when I am learning new dance moves. Seriously, I am not hating on myself, I’m being honest. I watched myself in the mirror and at first I wished it wasn’t true. However, by the end, I found myself smiling at my reflection. I’m just this skinny long thing, who moves awkwardly and has no curves to save her life!
Okay. So after I sat down for a couple songs. I got back up and danced along following the instructor – trying my hardest. I didn’t go all out but I continued. I did more than half the time and I am very proud of how long I lasted. I haven’t worked out in years and by the end, I felt like I could keep going. If the dance moves had been just a little slower, I think I’d been perfectly fine.
From now on, I’ll be working out at least twice a week, if not three!! It’s so much fun and it really does feel nice.