Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Zumba Has Been Shredded

Dear Zumba,

I think we need a break. No, I'll just be frank. I'm leaving you.. for now. Don't worry, it's nothing personal- it's just that it takes me 20 min. to drive to you, an hour for our meeting, and 20 min. back. It's just too tempting to stay home, get a bunch of stuff done, and fit in a butt-kicking 20 min. workout and be done with it. I have a crush on someone else. So, for now I'm saying goodbye. Who knows, maybe the workout "gods" will bring us together again in the future. Either way, it's been fun, and I'll miss you.


Why am I writing to Zumba? If you're new, see here, here and here.
I've had the 30 Day Shred DVD for a couple weeks now but had been too busy to fit it in (I know, I know, it's only 20 min..) until last night. I realized while at work yesterday that I needed to pick up some hand weights, so I ran to the store and grabbed some 5's- I'd have felt wimpy with 3's and a little scared with 7's. Well, after supper and doing some stuff around the house, I whipped out that DVD and stared Jillian Michaels down.

Wait! Those girls were SO not using 5 lb. weights. Therefore a beginner like me (who has weak arm muscles) should totally not be using 5 lb. weights. Crap.

I was saying, "Oh crap" after about 5 minutes.

And did I mention my lovely husband decided he would sit BEHIND me on the couch and watch while I got my butt kicked by a rediculously toned woman on the TV?? Yeah. Thanks honey.

Then towards the middle he gets up and goes into our spare room. Just as I breathed a sigh of relief that he would no longer be watching my agony, he comes out with our video camera. Gah!! I almost threw one of those way-too-heavy-5lb.-weights at him!

So anyway, workout gets over. I laid on the living room floor for a minute before jumping in the shower. The intensity of of the workout must have stuck with me because when I got out Z said, "Are you seriously done showering already??". Apparently, I went way faster than normal. Go figure.

I slept like a baby last night.


It seems like there are waves of blog-world or message-board-world trends that go around (i.e.- Twilight, anyone??). I've never jumped on board.. until now. Everyone was talking about the 30 Day Shred- I almost got sick of hearing the name. But I couldn't argue with the apparent results from 20 min. workouts. I gave in, and I'm glad.

Seriously, if you're a workout queen, don't judge. :) I will humbly admit that this crazy 20 min. workout really gave me a run for my money. Worth every penny of the $8-something I paid for it.


d.a.r. said...

Okay fine. I am going and buying it this weekend hahaha.

And I am dying at the thought of your hubby whipping out the video tape lol!

Lindsey said...

I give in too, I am going to buy this now!

My hubs watches me do workout tapes too and laughts...and get this - trys to correct me! I get so mad, ha!

The Ratpack said...

Maybe I need to give in and buy it as well - i've heard so many great things about it! I'm always nervous about doing workout tapes since we are on the 3rd floor - our downstairs neighbors may not like Jillian too much after I get her tape : )

C said...

Yay for new converts!! :) You'll love it girls!! Keep me posted on how you like it & how it works for you!

Megan said...

That is SO funny that he was watching you and then broke out the recorder..hehe. I think I need to get a video to let my legs rest--gonna go look for this one at Target today! :) I've always wanted to try Zumba!!

P.S. I keep missing your blog- I'm sorry! You're on my blog roll now! :)

C said...

Megan- A video would probably be good for your legs (that sounds like I'm insulting your legs lol- which I'm not, I'm sure you've got great legs!)! :) And I'm sure you'd love Zumba once they're feeling better! Most gyms have Zumba classes, plus some dance studios.