I recently took my first ladies night out since the birth of my son Steven. By the way, Steven is now five months old. I cannot remember the last ladies night out I had. I know I was pregnant and ice cream was involved, but I cannot put my finger on an actual date.
Needless to say, it had been a while since I was able to get out of the house and spend some time with the girls. Here is where I think my ladies night gets comical… My ladies night is a weekly Zumba class that I am taking with two of my favorite people, Ammie and Wendy.
A month or so ago I asked my readers to help me chose which fitness class I should take. I wanted to get out of the house and get back into shape and I needed the motivation of a structured schedule to help me. My readers (YOU) unanimously commented that Zumba sounded like the most fun and should be the class that I enrolled in. So I did!
My friends decided that Zumba sounded like a blast and a half, so they went ahead and enrolled in the class too. Now every week (ONCE a week-Ammie) I get together with my friends and we shake it like no one’s business to some great music with some seriously funny women. I like to think that since I spend a majority of the class laughing I am burning triple the calories!
The music is hip and fun to dance to. Sometimes I even sing along. I know that if I was following along with a video at home I would be belting out the songs in my “outside” voice. As much fun as singing at the top of my lungs can be, I like the atmosphere of my class.
One thing that I did not know was that there is a whole line of Zumba products from clothing to weights. Who knew?!? When my instructor walked in wearing her Zumba pants I got a little worried that my inexperience with Zumba was going to be an obstacle with this hard core instructor. Then she pulled out Zumba weights from her bag and I got just a little more intimidated. And then she spoke. She was fun and bubbly and put me right at ease. With a show of hands I discovered I was not the only one who was new to Zumba, thank goodness!
So far this class is a high energy class that is both engaging and entertaining. I don’t stop moving from the moment I walk through the door until I park my behind in my car to drive home. When I am not dancing I am laughing. I love that my girlfriends signed up for this class with me and I am so excited go back and shake it again next week.
So to my readers, thank you! Thank you for picking such a fun class for me to take. I have already signed up to take the next class as well. I will be shaking it right up until Christmas!