Zumba – Zowy!

It’s 8:00 PM Wednesday night, June 2, 2010.

My feet hurt.  My legs hurt.  My torso hurts.  My arms hurt.  My neck hurts.  My head hurts. . .

My toes hurt. 

My fingers hurt. 

My lips hurt. 

My hair hurts. . .

I just participated in my first session of Zumba.  I would explain what that is, but I can barely type.  My fingers refuse to take orders from my brain. 

I can’t really blame them.  I wouldn’t want to take orders from my brain right now, either – it’s basically mush.  Besides, my butt hurts, so I can’t sit in my desk chair much longer.

Even with all the pain, I am determined to continue.  I will stick with my plan to be thinner and more fit and healthy when I turn 60 in September. 

After the hour session, I had the instructor take pictures so I will be able to see the differences in my body after months of this torture.

After I saw the pictures, I decided not to include them in the post – it wouldn’t be fair for you to have to see such disgustingness. 

I’m going to go eat a fudgsicle, take an ibuprofen, stand in a hot shower, and then go to bed.

It’s 6:00 AM Thursday morning, June 4, 2010.

I can’t move. . .

I’m going to go eat a fudgsicle, take an ibuprofen, stand in a hot shower, and then. . .

 Oh, wait!  I have to work.

About grandawn

I live in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. I have three wonderful grandchildren. I am a teacher, writer, actor, singer. . . and whatever else I can manage.
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25 Responses to Zumba – Zowy!

  1. Paige says:

    Good for you! The numbness will eventually go away and you will dance yourself to an even more beautiful you! I don’t look at it as a workout… more like a girls night out 🙂 Our zumba class is pretty hot hot hot and I have moved in ways I never before thought possible!

  2. Kelly says:

    Oh…I have always wanted to try this!!! Good for you!!!

    • grandawn says:

      It’s definitely a workout! I realized later that the word “numb” would have described my body reactions better than the word “hurt.” But I guess my brain was so “numb” that I couldn’t think straight. 🙂

      Thanks for visiting!

  3. Jackie says:

    Oh – I hope you stick with it. Zumba is a fun class – if you like to dance.

  4. Supa says:

    I knew there was a reason I don’t excecise! 🙂

  5. granny1947 says:

    It sounds VERY painful.
    That counts me out then.
    You are only turning 60?
    You are still a spring chicken….well maybe not Spring!!!

    • grandawn says:

      I’m hoping my body’s response was because it was my first time and body was just screaming about the major change in activity. Yeah – I’m not sure “Spring chicken” – maybe “Summer-dried out-going into Fall” chicken? 🙂

  6. Adeeyoyo says:

    I remember there was someone on LD who did it too, persevered and ended up liking it. I hope it pays off, GD!

  7. Jingle says:

    what fun poem,
    it hurts less when you write it out aloud…
    Happy Thursday!

  8. Lyndatjie says:

    What on earth is Zumba? Our President’s name is Zuma… are you getting exercise with him? Oooooo…..k! *imagination is working overtime right now*

  9. knittingmaestro says:

    I feel the same way….60 squats on Tuesday (along with the other stuff we normally do) and about 40 push ups yesterday along with the weights we did……sore is now a 4 letter word. Congrats on getting started.

    • grandawn says:

      Oh, my dear! I am so impressed!!! You are my inspiration. I am not worthy. . .

      • knittingmaestro says:

        I am beginning to see small formations of muscles…..hmmmm…..haven’t seen those shapes for many years! LOL We’ll have to keep each other motivated. Now if I could just leave the butter alone…..

  10. nobusysignal says:

    Zoomba your way to work (play on words) and have a great day! 🙂

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