Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Why I Zumba and Why You Should Try It.

Since needing to shed the 50+ pounds I gained with my third little love I was determined I would NOT be the "fat" mom of the group or the "I will lose the weight once I have time" kind of mom. I received a call from my fabulous cousin who asked me to go to Zumba with her. I said "yes" since my husband had basketball practice in the next gym over. Little did I know I would fall madly in love. 

Since the day I went to that one class my exercise life has forever changed. Here are my Top Ten Reasons I will Zumba until Jesus takes me away.

1.) I can dance and not feel stupid because there are 100 other people who feel just as stupid.
2.) It's the only place I can have "swass" and feel kinda cool.
3.) I laugh A LOT.
4.) It doesn't matter what has happened before I stepped into the gym, when I leave I feel 100% better.
5.) I burn more calories having fun then running for an hour on the treadmill.
6.) For 60 minutes I forget I am a mom of three little boys and feel like a College student doing what she loves... dancing.
7.) I lost ALL of my baby weight. 
8.) I don't get bored while doing it. Which also means I don't get burned out and quit!
9.) It holds me accountable to specific days, time and place when I know I will exercise and have fun.
10.) I find myself going there for exercise and leaving with increased confidence and lots of new crazy friends, who are just like me.

I challenge you to go to a class. If you don't know where there is a class in your area, Google it for goodness sake. You will be SO happy you did. Can it be intimidating at first? Yes. Do you feel like a moron? Yes. Do you burn a crap ton of calories? Yes. Do you laugh a lot? Yes. Will you have a blast for 60 minutes? Yes.

So, tell me again. Why aren't you trying it?
This post is linked up to Top Ten Tuesday at Oh Amanda ...Go check it out!



  1. Maria, your blog is one of my favorite ones...and that's NOT because I won a prize!! :) You are so refreshingly honest, and I love it. Yep, Zumba is a blast! Keep it up girl, you look FABULOUS!

    Love you,
    Becky (aka Connie, Nana, whatever...)

  2. I've been thinking about trying out Zumba for a few weeks now...definitely going to have to give it a shot now! I so miss those days of dancing like a wild child in college. And I went to the U of Miami...so the dance style is really fitting :)

  3. Maria from theBMCreportOctober 7, 2010 at 5:34 PM

    Oh Tiffany... you have to try it and if you went to the U of Miami I am sure you can move :) There are so many different classes and different styles. So, you may have to try a few different instructors before you find "the one". You will have to fill me in on how it goes. You wont be disappointed, I promise!!


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