Today, I got brave.
Today, I said, "I'm going to do it! Even if it kills me!" (it nearly did)
Today, I said, "Whoohoo! One whole hour of MOMMY time!"
and with that thought, I dashed off to Zumba. Zumba went something like this:
5:30 pm Everyone is smiling and chatting, dropping their bags, setting out their bottles of water. Pay their fee.
5:45 pm Instructor starts the music. We start moving, kicking our feet. This isn't so bad. Our instructor has a great smile!!
5:50 pm It's getting faster, now we're "pushing the air" out of our way, before we step to the side 3 times while throwing our hip out...oh yea, it sure felt like I threw my hip out!!
5:55 pm Bouncing on heals, here we go. Step over cross, bounce 3 times, now the other way step over cross bounce three times....wow our Instructor can really bounce! Thinking I can't wait until I have her energy
6:00 pm Our instructor says it's going to get faster. Oh man, she's not lying....why is she still smiling?! My toes are going numb....and my calves are on fire!
We get a five minute break....oh thank goodness sweet mother of god!! Suck down half a bottle of water, gauge how far the exit is, wondering if I can make a break for it...The instructor says "ok, time to get moving, girls! Don't want you to cool down too much!"
6:05 pm we're back to dancing, kicking our leg out, punching out with the opposite arm. My arms and legs are so numb, doesn't even feel like they're attached to my body anymore.
6:15 pm My side is cramping, I think I'm having an asthma attack, and my face is red as a beat. We're jumping in the air, pounding the "air" with our fists, 4 times on each side....my bladder nearly bounced right out...rushed to the bathroom.
6:20 pm The smile is getting to me. No one , no normal, sane being, can smile through all this bouncing, jumping, kicking....what is wrong with her? I want to punch that smile right off her face.
6:30 pm Instructor says we're done. I'm numb. We have to stretch before we can leave. Stretch? stretch what? I can't even feel my toes at this point! My brain is numb as well.
6:45 pm I made it to the car! The cold air feels amazing!! I'm so pumped!!
Seriously can't wait for the next class...