Well, I ramped up my exercise a bit yesterday. I again found myself at school on a Monday where I had about three house between classes, but I wanted to do things a bit different. So I spent the first 35 minutes or so on the elliptical and then took two classes back-to-back. The first one was a 30-minute class called ABC (Abs, Butt, and Core), which was then followed by a class called Zumba. Apparently this is a whole phenomenon that I have not been aware of, and I think I know why -- because it's an ass-kickin', sweat-makin', heart-thumpin' dance-style workout that incorporates Latin-inspired moves that are gorgeous to watch when people who are thin and coordinated and have cute butts do it. Sadly, however... I ain't that girl. Nothing like trying to shake it this'a way and the blubber is counteracting that'a way. o_O Holy moly, I was a MESS! It was like watching Jell-O during an earthquake.
I don't know if I should go back or not as I probably embarassed myself beyond words. Red-faced, sweating like a pig, can't do the moves, lookin' ridiculous... yeah, gimme more of that, right? But I DO see that, for three easy installments of $19.95, I can experience the excitement of Zumba in my own basement. I'm thinking about it for when we get the floor put down between semesters later this month.
[link to a version of this program] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDXmi4icBW4