Thursday, July 16, 2009

How Connie Got Her Groove Back

Last night was my Zumba (pronounced Zoomba) class and my friend Sara came with me. I thought it was sooo nice of her to do this because she is 4 months pregnant....but she recently ran a half marathon while pregnant so I thought she wouldn't have any trouble. I was right...she did great!

I was really nervous about going to this class. I haven't taken a class of any kind since I was 5 years old and my parents enrolled me in Gymnastic, Ballet, Tap class. I have no dance training at all (not counting linedancing in the 90's while half drunk). I feel like I used to have some rhythm and could swivel my hips with the best of them. You know back in the day when I was single and trying to get a boyfriend dirty dancing in bars.

But then I had a couple kids and turned into a slumpadinka and the most dancing I do now is to Bunny Town on Disney. So I walked into this class with a nervous stomach and scared I wouldn't be able to follow the steps.

This class felt like a cross between The Biggest Loser and Dancing with the Stars. I was sweating more than I ever had in my life, my butt and boobs where bouncing all over the place and my face was red and hot! I'm horribly uncoordinated and most of the time was not in sync with the rest of the gals. I couldn't even get a hula hoop to spin around my waist. AND I was supposed to be watching Amanda in the mirror....but I couldn't stop looking at her butt! Dear Amanda, I am so sorry about that. I will try harder next time. By the way, you have a very nice butt.


Sara loved it too and we are going to take our friend Shannon when I get back from vacation. Going to this class felt like I was doing something FOR ME. Something for myself that is completely separate from my kids and husband. I love being a wife and mother but I feel like I sacrifice so much of myself that I am disappearing. Last night...I felt strong and fat and empowered!

Note to self: get a full body spanx for the next class....and these cool shoes!

To find a class near HERE!


  1. Wauw! Your enthousiasm can almost be felt here! Decided after reading this that I'm definitely going to try Zumba soon!

    Thanks for a fun blog to read!

  2. Do they make full body spanx? Maybe we should just wear them instead of all this exercise? I might have to track down a Zumba class, sounds like fun!

  3. Zumba sounds fun! I might have to give it a try.

    Soooo proud of you for taking a class! I still can't bring myself to do it. Too scared, LoL.

    Enjoy your Zumba! :D

  4. I had the biggest smile on my face while reading this post. I am SOOO glad you loved it and you make me want to do something for myself. I wonder if there is Zumba here in Mobile?!

  5. I love Zumba!! My instructor always does a bootie challenge and that's my favorite part!! I so understand the jiggly parts flying every which way LOL I'm always afraid I'm gonna take someone's eye out! Great job!

  6. That sounds like such fun!! And I am LMAO about Amanda having a nice butt =) teehee!

  7. I'm so jealous you got to ZUMBA!!

    Sounds like you found a keeper!!

    I'm also glad this is something you can do FOR YOU :)

    You're so good at taking care of the hubs and the DESERVE this time away during the week.

    Will you go once or twice/week?

  8. That is so awesome! I want to try it when I'm done traveling for a while in late August! I'm so glad you did it and loved it!

  9. That is soooo awesome!! AND I had no idea there were special "dance" shoes. I mean, unless you do ballet ;)

    Those are the coolest shoes AND they are PINK!!

    xoxo ~Lisa

  10. You go, girl! Yes, must do something for JUST YOU! I know exactly what you mean... :-)

    I have heard such great things about Zumba... and this confirms I'm going to have to see if I can track down a class in my area and dust off my "groove thing" and give it a try.

    Love the shoes... Great post! :-)


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