Nobody cares if you're not a good dancer. Just get up and dance. The same holds true for racing. Whether first or last, we all cross that same finish line. Just get out there and run.
- Dean Karnazes

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Zumba Training

This is me and ZES (Zumba Education Specialist) Jani Roberts who taught the B1 class today. She is the absolute coolest and when I grow up I can only hope to be half as awesome as she is. Training was so much fun and I learned a lot, and even met some pretty incredible people. Jani asked who had lost more than 50 pounds doing Zumba, and I almost did not stand up when she asked those people to stand up. The person beside me who I know from the gym encouraged me to stand up, and I am glad I did because I had the chance to share my story with the people there. It felt good, although I nearly cried because again, I am a friggin' basket case. The master class in the morning was incredible, the energy was infectious, it was just an absolute blast. I really tried to take it all in and try to get as much out of the training as possible. I loved learning the rhythms, and the drills that we did, I just loved everything about the training. I even stood in line afterwards for nearly an hour to buy myself some Zumba gear, including a t-shirt that says "Instructor" on the back. I am so glad I went and I'm glad that I have made my way back from my recent visit to Crazy Town. I was on a "Zumba High" as one person called it and I had so much energy after the training, that I even went to the last half of my friend's Zumba class this evening. I got to see some friends/blog readers after class who have been so awesome and supportive of me through all of this. I had a great chat with my friend about it all and I showed her the picture I posted above. She suggested I post another before/after again, so I am going to post an updated version. You can see the first side by side I posted here and the story that goes with it.

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