I am a person who avoids instant success fads. Well I guess I should say I resist them. Overnight best selling novel? Nope I refuse to buy or read it until it has had it’s run and I find it in the bargain bin at the bookstore. Then chances are pretty good that I will be up all night reading it unable to put it down. Huh, who knew a billion other people could be right?
So Zumba hits my neck of the woods a few years ago, and suddenly everyone is doing Zumba. I see Zumba work out DVDs, instruction manuals, classes, Zumba fusion classes, fashion apparel, Zumba soundtracks…well you get it. Me? I stubbornly avoid it! Have nothing to do with it, change the subject if it is brought up. Why? I like to Dance, I stay active and like to be fit, I even enjoy that Spanish music. No it’s just too ‘IN’. I won’t let them get me! I am no sheep! Nuts to you Zumba brainwashers!
So I have been bumping up my training this fall now that my calf is healed up and I had such a poor training summer because of that injury. Well… I tried Zumba. It was great! I can’t remember having so much fun while working out! I do bootcamp every Thursday and have for the past 3 years. I enjoy it, I feel like a warrior at the end of every session, and I spend the entire session silently cursing my instructor and imagining the horrible ways I can exact my revenge, but I enjoy the benefits. Zumba, I get to Dance around to fun music, work every part of my body and despite the fact that I am dripping with sweat by the end of class, I am completely surprised that the hour had passed so quickly! I was instantly hooked. Now it is my Monday Activity. I wake up a little happier it is Zumba day! I really can’t believe I resisted for so long.
Do you think this had cured my of my stubborn avoidance of instant fads? Sigh…I doubt it.
But now I will always have Zumba.