Sunday, March 16, 2008

Loves to Exercise: Zumba Zumba

For all that my blog is titled "Luvs2Zumba," I haven't much discussed it here.

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:
  • Bicycle
  • 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

to the top right of the blog. The first one is from the Tampa Bay area - there are three instructors at the front of the class and one is leading.

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!).



maryg911 said...

Hi Diane!! First, I would like to thank you for visiting my blog and a word of caution, my diet is very different from the low carb, but it follows some of the same guidelines.

Hey, I have Zumba DVD's that were gifted to me by a co-worker, but I have yet to pop one in to see what it is all about, so now you've peaked my interest again.

I wish you success on this life journey to good health!

Chava 812 said...

Hi Mary! Thanks for stopping by!

What a great gift - and from a co-worker - you must be highly thought of! I hope you will give them a try and that you end up loving them as well. I have always worked with an instructor and am an instructor now. I tend to find it hard to follow DVDs (tho fun to watch!) and I really love the energy of a whole class. I think we tend to "feed" off each other when there are others there as well, at least in a "zumba" class!

Thanks for your good wishes - I wish the same for you as well!


Megan L said...

I can totally see why this would be a good workout - and you probably wouldn't even feel like you were working out - just having fun! I am going to have to look into this more. Thanks for sharing!

Chava 812 said...

Megan, you are soooo right! If you go to Beto's website - - you will see our favorite logo: "Ditch the Workout ~ Join the Party!"