The point about zumba for me is that it is something that resonates with me, speaks to my soul, and makes me want to get up and move.
I think exercise should be something that we like to do. I also think that we need to make those things we enjoy and which get our heart racing more a part of our life!
Too often we are tired and out of time and energy to devote one more second to something we don't need to do. I mean, we have to do the taxes right? And we have to do the laundry and the dishes eventually. But if we skip exercising, no one's gonna notice or mind. I mean, we might mind - a little - and then after a while, we are w-a-a-a-y too tired to mind.
So what if you chose something you would LUV 2 DO???
Here are some of the things I LUV 2 DO:
- Rollerblade (had to learn)
- Whitewater rafting - looking to do whitewater kayaking now, and take my sons along with me as they've been with me on the other two.
- Hiking in the woods - much more interesting to me than walking through my neighborhood. But don't discount what good a short 15 min walk outside can do for your mental and physical health! It will get you started on doing more. The more you do, the more you want to do because the MORE you ENJOY it, IF you pick something YOU LOVE!
I've added a
You Tube clip of Zumba
The first and the third songs are very familiar zumba songs, as is most of the choreography the instructor uses for these songs. The middle song is very representative of a lot of other salsa/merengue songs used in zumba, but is not familiar to me.
Notice how much fun those trying this "demo" class are having (one guy REALLY gets into it ~ it cracks me up!).