Saturday, January 16, 2010

Lifestyle Change! (ZUMBA STYLE)

Talk about a compleat change in lifestyle going on here in Lynn Land. I have been working out allot and to watch the pounds fall off and feel the increaced enegery is so rewarding. I love how I have been better able to keep up with my toddler and messy husband. I am sleeping better and my body is just functioning better as a whole.
I got to thinking...if my blood just sits stagnent in my body all say my heart simply pumping it through my veins, its no wonder i feel so lathargic all the time! Sheesh!
I took up a new excersize/dance class at the gym a week ago and it is called Zumba. The instructors were once big girls like myself and in a matter of months have literly transformed there bodys in to tight little vessels that move in ways I can only hope to manipulate my own hips to follow. They inspire me so much because we have a "brag board" all the class members post pictures of themselves on "before zumba" and I too will soon be joining with my own picture from a cookie party I went to this year.
I remember in the years I was useing meth/heroin I got down to a sickly 113lbs and resembled a skelton with skin streched over it. No tone, pail and dark circles under my hallow eyes. I am now 204 and btw im 5'8 so the 113 looked bad on me and so dose the 204 so we must find a happy weight. I am thinking of 130. To be realistic 140.
When I started working out I was 210. yikes. thats the weight of my first full term pregnancy!
So Im going to explaine a little of what Zumba is. It is a mix of dance, latin dance, belly dance and we turn off the lights and turn on the lighting system so its like the real dance floor with fans and lattin/reggi music, rap and some modern pop. Its just so cool and its fun when you see the weight come off.
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  1. Zumba sounds fun! Good for you for trying it. Hang in there:)

  2. I've heard of Zumba before but never had a chance to try it out. Good for you, keep it up! :)

  3. thanks for stopping by my blog earlier this month. zumba just came to my town last year. afraid to check it out since i hate the body jam classes so much. too much formal dance background as a baggage. i'm an exercise class snob, i guess.

  4. I'm a Zumba instructor and I love it. It's a great way to get in shape! And it's fun!