It was mostly this third sense of joking around that got me started talking about a Zumba fitness class I saw advertised. I would very much like to add some more activity to my life. I pretty much sit at a desk all day and then go home, chase kids for two hours and then sit on the couch again. I've tried running, but I've had a hard time sticking with it. And my options are limited when it comes to going to a gym because I can't afford the time or the money.
Some of the students (read: 20 SOMETHINGS) that I work with were talking about taking a class together and I jokingly mentioned that I had seen a Zumba class offered at the Rec Center that we could all sign up for. "That sounds great!" they all said. "Oh look!" I said. "It's at 6:45 in the morning!! HAHAHA!" "Let's do it!" They said. "WHA--?!" I said.
So I worked it out with Ken that he would get the kids ready by himself on Thursdays and signed up. The first class was last week. It was hard because I am not coordinated at all. I am also very out of shape! The second class was this morning. It was easier because I had a better idea of what I was doing, but it was harder because I pushed myself.
I think the hardest part of the class is discovering that my body doesn't look like or move like the body of a 20-year old anymore. I have to put my hand on my stomach to know if I am moving my abs correctly because, even three years later, my abdominal muscles are still separated from carrying large babies. (Have you seen this shocking picture??)
|6 days before Benjamin was born-and he was my SMALLEST baby (by a whole pound)!!|
The point of the whole story is that I am doing Zumba. Maybe not as well as someone more coordinated, but I am enjoying it. It's not hard for me to get up for class because I'm up at that time every day anyway. I even got a key to the shower at work, so I can come straight here and get dressed for the day!
And I laughed today when we did something the instructor called "grapevines." "This is the Electric Slide," I thought to myself. I turned to Ashley and said, "This is easy! I've been doing this move since before you were born." And then I realized, that I really had.