It has been a LONG time since I've written about fitness. It's not that I haven't been working out, eating healthfully, and doing all of the right things but it's just that I have been bored with it all. Yes, I know that being healthy is a lifestyle change and I have fully bought in to it but just like I get bored in life sometimes, I have been bored with working out. Nothing has been exciting. I have tons of workout series and dvds including:
Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred
Shaun T & Beach Body's Insanity
JM Shred with Weights
JM 6 Week 6 Pack
Jackie Warner's 40 Minute Power Circuit (which I still love)
Gold's Gym Fitness Ball workout
and I'm sure a few more that I can't remember. It just got to the point where they weren't fun anymore.
Enter . . . ZUMBA.
OMG! Talk about fun! It is like being out in a club dancing all night long with a bunch of girlfriends without the alcohol, smoke, drunk guys trying to hit on you or rub up against you and you don't have to worry about your hair and make-up. It's the best of ALL worlds!
I've seen the commercials advertising a Zumba dvd series and I haven't bought it yet because I'm afraid it will take some of the enjoyment out of it. For me, half of the fun is being in the room with a bunch of women (and a couple spare guys here or there) and shaking my booty. The instructor that I love to go to, Ashley, is amazing and it isn't just all Latin songs (which I do like) but also current hip hop songs, too. It almost reminds me of cheerleading days and learning routines only when I leave, I am covered in sweat. Dripping really.
Here is an example of what I'm talking about that I found on You Tube.
Try doing these types of dances for an hour and see if you aren't sweating? Not only is Zumba a great workout but on average you burn between 500-700 calories. Woohoo!
Have you found a new workout that you are obsessed with? I'd love to hear about it because I am always looking to keep things interesting!
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