After my failed attempt at getting back into Zumba last week, I thought I’d give it another try today. Super-fit instructor lady wasn’t there, but another super-fit instructor lady was there to take her place. As a result, in a welcome change from last week, I managed to get my Zumba fix for the first time this month! I have to say, I like the usual instructor lady; I like her routines and the pace of the class, and I like the mix of songs she uses, not to mention the fact that she prefers to keep the lights on.
I’ve not been able to go to Zumba or Body Combat all that much so far this month, where “all that much” roughly translates as “once”. It’s not that I’ve gone off these things (thus breaking with my traditional pattern of getting bored a few months into any given endeavour), but it’s pretty hard to contemplate bouncing about like a loon for 45 minutes after a day at work on not very much sleep, let alone actually go and do it. Pretty much the only exercise I’ve gotten in the last couple of weeks has been bopping about in choir
I’m now up to three sessions a week and loving it! Various bits of my person definitely feel somewhat on the used side, which hopefully means it’s doing me some good too. I will admit that tonight’s session, which was with a different instructor, was a little harder to follow than I’m used to, being, as it was, held in the dark with only a disco ball for (not very much and rather flashy) light! On the plus side, it was also much harder to see myself in the mirrors, which can only be a good thing if you ask
…I have discovered, is to start in November or December, keep at it for a few weeks until you sort-of-know some of the routines, then turn up to a session in January and reap the rewards: lots of Zumba-newbies kicking off their New Year Resolutions who not only look as confused as you were back in November, thus making you look way better at it than you actually are, but make it harder to spot the ones who’ve been doing it for ages, thus helping you think you’re better at it than you actually are 😀 Another thing I’ve discovered
Having decided last week that Zumba is pretty enjoyable as well as being pretty good for me (why can’t more things in life be like that? Chocolate is one excellent addition to this list that springs to mind), I turned up for my second session yesterday, wondering whether it would be any easier the second time round or if I’d somehow manage to be worse. Super-fit instructor-lady? Check. Funky Latin tunes? Check. Still fun? Check. Any improvement at all? Check, actually. I definitely found it much easier this time, my arms and legs having managed to remember some of the
As an alternative to spending Wednesday evenings flopped on the sofa in front of recorded telly of some kind or other, this week I decided to give Zumba a try, what with my local health club having started a new Wednesday evening class and everyone I know who’s tried it having said it’s brilliant. I began to suspect I might be in for a tough time of it when super-fit-instructor-lady turned up looking fresh as a daisy and apologised for looking a state before explaining that she’d just come from a Spinning class. My suspicions were further aroused when she