Everybody Zumba!

Zumba crowd

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Oh my gosh y’all – Zumba was so much fun last night!!! It was the first class being offered at this gym and I guarantee there were 100+ people there – it was packed!! I went by myself since my buddy T couldn’t go, and out of all those 100+ people there, I didn’t know a soul. Granted it was in a town that I don’t usually socialize in, but still that’s pretty sad. I gotta get out more. Of course I came in a couple of minutes before starting and ended up on the very end on the front row, but really I didn’t mind. It was kind of nice being anonymous and I gotta say I started getting my groove on once I got the steps down. It was a bunch of giggly, sweaty fun!! Oh, and the best part – since it was the first night – it was FREE! Woohoo!! I can’t wait to go back again next week!

Now that I’ve been going to my yoga class for a month now, I think I’m ready to do some yoga at home on my own. I really like vinyasa yoga, where the poses flow from one movement into another. My yoga instructor does not flow – we practice a pose, take a little break, then practice another pose, etc. I’m happy with this because I think it really helps with technique, but I’m ready for a little more challenge.

So…(awkward segue in 3..2…1) I think I’m going through THE CHANGE (that’s what my mother always calls it –THE CHANGE) because I skipped a period this month. Shawn had a vasectomy after #3 was born, and since Brad Pitt hasn’t been in town lately, I know I’m not preggers. I never skip my periods. Ever. I’m so regular you could set your watch by my cycle. I’m not ready for the Big M! I’m not even 40 yet!!! I really hoped I would have another 10 years before this started happening, but I guess time marches on even if you lay down in the middle of road thinking it won’t possibly march over you, but then it does and it ends up leaving boot marks all over your forehead. Dammit. Stupid marching time.

Okay well that’s all I got for now. Any of you going through/gone through perimenopause or menopause yet? Anyone ever had a freakish period-skip? I’m dying to hear about your hormonal changes!! 🙂

  One thought on “Everybody Zumba!

  1. September 1, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    yoga is so awesome. it works your body and mind! so glad to hear you are sticking to it. i did a 30 day detox and daily yoga a month ago and i must say i feel awesome. lost 14lbs on it but that was just the side effects. i loved the meditation part of it. the book i used was Optimal Healthy for a Vibrant Life by Tiffany Cruikshank. it slowly detoxes by cutting out one thing a week. like alcohol, then sugar… so on. and that’s what i love about yoga…it’s slow… life changing…not crash diet or extreme detox. it’s so good for you and the world. if everyone practice yoga i think this world would be in a better place.



  2. September 1, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    I absolutely love ZUMBA and I like forward to class SO much every week! its an hour of my life that I can let go and just move and have fun and not care about anything!

  3. debby
    September 1, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    I gotta try that Zumba. I have not talked to one person who said Oh I can’t stand zumba. Even my retirement counselor was raving about it!

    Well, I’m afraid I’m not much help. All I ever did was skip periods. But you are too young for the change. Did you pay full price for Shawn’s vasectomy? Harhar.

    • September 2, 2010 at 8:31 am

      Damn straight we paid full price! I even sat in the room while it was being done just to make sure it all went as planned!! 🙂

  4. Carmen
    September 3, 2010 at 4:57 am

    My husband downloaded Zumba for me from the web – it’s absolutely fantastic!!!

    I can’t wait to get back into my aerobics and swimming routine… still 8 weeks to go now…

    • September 3, 2010 at 12:15 pm

      Carmen!! Hey Sweetie – how are you doing???

  5. September 3, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Zumba looks like so much fun! I have a new yoga dvd I’ll get into (I hope).

    Weird stuff happening to me, too. Periods are lonnnnggger. I’m still regular like clock-work but it’s 13 days on, 13 days off. And the Mittelschmerz pain is more extreme during ovulation. It’s like there’s leprechaun inside me jabbing me with a knife for a day each month.

    • September 3, 2010 at 12:16 pm

      Oh I know it’s not funny, but the image of a leprechuan dancing around in your uterus made me giggle! :0)

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