Tuesday, April 29, 2008
New Me Shops for a Workout
For an old lady with two kids I think I can still run pretty fast, jump pretty high/far, go the distance. But I still don't like what I look like in shorts and/or swimsuits. So, the new me is looking for some workout routines.
I started out in boot camp. My local gym doesn't really have a good boot camp. So, I tried the new class that everyone is talking about -- ZUMBA. Now, I've been hearing about Zumba from some of my friends who workout downtown in the fancy gyms. It's been growing in popularity for about a year and I'm just finally getting to it -- ahh, life in the burbs.
If you don't know what Zumba is, go to youtube and do a search. If you know me well, or if you have ever seen me on the dance floor, seeing the routines alone will crack. you. up! But, I went because after all the new me is about trying things I don't want to try.
A few of my thoughts on the class...
1. I got sweaty, so it's a good workout.
2. I have never felt so white in my life.
3. Judging from the ladies in the room, we Midwesterners aren't too comfortable with our sexuality.
4. If you threw in a pole... well, you get the idea.
5. I'll probably keep going 2 times a week.
The secret to the class is to stand somewhere where your own image is not visible in the mirror. Then you can't see your uncoordinated, lacking-all-rhythm self. You just watch the hot instructor who has "permanent" boobs and cut abs (replete with a 1-carat diamond stud in her bellybutton). Pretty soon you think you look like she does. Just don't look at a mirror on the way out.