Monday, April 30, 2012

Z is for Zumba!

A couple of months ago my dancing group started doing ZUMBA!
We've been dancing for over a year or so and while doing the ChaCha
our instructor thought we all needed help with our "Latin hips", so
we switched to ZUMBA for awhile.

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WELL!  I gotta tell ya.........the morning after we switched my American hips told
me in no uncertain terms that they 

This very morning (so perfect for my Z post) 
I slipped the Zumba DVD into
the player and spent about 45 minutes 
on the Beginning moves tape.
Some of the beginning moves are pretty slow and pokey,
 but some of them,
like the Reggaton moves, 
I am pretty happy to be going through slowly.
While I'm looking forward to graduating to the 
regular dance songs I'm pretty
sure that in the morning my body will 
thank me for moving slowly through these moves.

In the past exercise for me has been in the form of 
hiking the mountain, which I really
enjoy until spring when the rattlers start showing up on the trails.  Snakes scare me!
I like to swim but the pool water is not quite warm enough yet.  
Jazzercise was a lot of fun, but for me it was a 2 hour commitment......1/2 hour before
and after the class for prep and driving time.  
A few years back I walked on a daily basis training 
to participate in the 
Susan G. Koman 3Day Breast Cancer Walk.  
It was fun walking and training with my friend, 
but walking by myself is way to slow for me.  
Biking is more my speed now!
Of course it'll soon be too hot here in AZ to bike.............

Excuses, Excuses!

I'm hoping that I'll enjoy these Zumba workouts!
Do you Zumba?

What do you do to stay in shape?  
What are your best excuses NOT to exercise?