I love to dance. LOVE to dance. If my feet are touching the floor and there is music in the air, I'm usually wiggling around in some way. I used to get my fill of dance by teaching ballet and jazz and then ballroom or doing the choreography for summer camps or shows, but my life has changed so drastically over the last few years that I have not been able to partake in these old stand-bys.
It seemed that nightclubs were my only option to shake my groove thing, but that takes you late into the night and being around all that smoke is no buenos. And people frown at you when you want to go all the time. (What? The band is REALLY good! I need to dance!)
Couldn't join a Ballroom Club because my schedule changes every week and you usually need a partner. But oh! How I love those Latin rhythms! I love to salsa and cha cha and rhumba ... sigh. What's a dancer to do?
I have discovered Zumba!! I know it's been around for a while and I have heard of it... I was always curious... I assumed it was more of an exercise routine, like Jazzercise. Uh, not interested....
But then I saw an infomercial. (I know. Don't judge me!!) They looked like they were having SO much fun!! And I certainly wouldn't object to my abs looking like theirs. I ordered.
I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN!!!! I LOVE ZUMBA!!!
I Zumba every day. Sometimes I Zumba twice a day! I get to get my Latin groove on, get some exercise and fulfill my need to dance. Granted, it is no ballet or ballroom, but it does require the same kind of discipline! I am loving the challenges it is giving me! I am so excited!!
In the midst of my raving, I realized that you have come to expect some kind of advice or encouragement from the blog posts and this one just kind of turned out to be a personal fun one for me... but let me think... how can I turn this into a lesson?
We can go the exercise is good for you route...nah. I'm going to go with the "Add Four New Positive Habits A Year" route (that's straight from the Total Truth Workshop!) AND the ever popular, Do What You Love theme.
It is good to always continue to expand your mind (and body) to new techniques and applications that will help you consistently build on what you already know. So by adding four new habits a year, hopefully you're replacing bad ones and you are in a constant state of improvement. Zumba is definitely something new for me. It takes what I already knew about Latin dancing and kicks it up a notch. Good for my body. Good for my brain and it really is true what they say about exercise, I am more energetic and focused and motivated! (This completes my four quota for this year too!)
And- Doing what you love makes you happy and when you're happy you are more likely to share that joy with others WHICH in turn, brings it back to you. Follow your heart, do what you love and share your happiness with others.
*contented sigh* I think that about sums it up! Have a great week everyone! What's that? A little calypso drum? I think yes!!
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