Workouts are back on, baby! Zumba started, so I am now getting my uncoordinated groove on and working up a sweat. I had such a good time in the first class, although no instructor can compete with the one FBG Jenn and I had in Lawrence, Kansas, where my love of Zumba began.
I was slightly surprised at how hard it was to do 45 minutes of dance cardio. I don’t know why it surprised me, as I’ve mentioned that I feel like I’m back to beginner status. But my cheeks were flushed, and my thighs and calves were a-burnin’.
I was mostly reminded of how fun workouts can be—and how fun workouts should be! Seriously, when I do Zumba or any similarly fun group exercise class, there is not a shred of dread that I have to get in my workout. If I know I have to go running, it’s just me trying to get it over with. But with group exercise, the time absolutely flies by even if I’m begging for mercy. I think everyone has their Zumba. For some people, it’s running. For some it’s swimming or biking or sports. But for me, Zumba is one workout I’m always excited for. I’m a firm believer in finding a workout you love and sticking with it. If you dread workouts, it’s because you haven’t found your Zumba equivalent yet.
Have you found an activity that doesn’t feel like work? Or are you still looking? —Erin