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Fitness 2013 – Rhythm-less Nation

You must forgive me for my behavior and this post. I am usually very uplifting and positive. I like to see the cloud's silvery lining. Yesterday? Not so much.

My trainer is out of town. Not wishing to fall behind on my workouts, I decided I would check out the classes at my gym. Yesterday, I realized there was a Body Pump (weight-lifting) class followed by Zumba (cardio-dance) scheduled. My training is usually pretty intense so I decide to take both classes. Body Pump went as I expected. Life weights to music and we are good to go. I was super pumped for Zumba because this is where you get to GET DOWN!

Chile!

The fact that Zumba (which is a pretty popular class) had all of ten people present should have been a warning. This Zumba class was taught by the most rhythmically challenged African-American woman that I have ever seen in my life. This includes me! lol

OMG.

The music started and I noticed that the moves were pretty basic. No worries, I told myself, we are just getting started. How can you teach Latin dance with a complete inability to move your hips and snake your back? It was like Geppetto was controlling her limbs with invisible strings.

Bless her heart she tried. I mean, she was energetic and engaging. I even gave her a high-five in the middle of a routine. I was thinking, I can get through this. I can get through this UNTIL she busted out the Macarena!

I left after about 40 minutes.

The funny thing is – I have always wanted to be a dance aerobics instructor but I know I am #team rhythm-less nation. I wondered what my class experience would look like. Last night, I peeked into my future and it was not pretty. I still would like to teach the course but TRUST I am going to take dance lessons first!

My 30 in 30 Starts Out Negative 1 – Exercising

So, today is the first real day of exercising for 1 hour per day. My friend TB inspired me so I enlisted a few others to join me. Today, I find myself sick and in bed all day. No workout for me. Now I am an hour in the hole.

I am thinking I can walk my 2, 15-minute breaks for two days to make it up. The real challenge is going to be getting in an hour workout now that my beloved Danceaton class has moved to a more expensive, less locations having fitness center.

Why, why, why!!!!??????

I guess I will have to give the other classes a shot. I have been seriously contemplating yoga. I would most def have to purchase a mat though. The mats at the gym are G.R.I.M.Y.

I could do 30 minutes on the treadmill and 30 minutes on weights but the weights are grimy, too. It is so difficult trying to enjoy group fitness while slightly germophobic.

What is a girl to do?

I have also started cooking in bulk and freezing my food for lunch later on in the week. The pathway to success is paved in preparation!

OAN: The scale keeps declining. I think I have the right momentum.

Anyone else want to join the challenge? P.S. You can take the Holdisays off!