You want to go to a Zumba class, you think it would be fun but…you’re scared. You won’t know what to do, you’re horribly uncoordinated, people will laugh at you, and you think you might die. That about cover it? Well I’m here to tell you you’re dead wrong.
Concern #1: You Won’t Know What To Do:
Your first concern is a valid one, you probably won’t know what to do all of the time. But the beauty of a Zumba class (when taught by a good instructor) is that the routines are easy to follow, so you catch on really quickly! The first 5-10 minutes will be the worst because that is when you are trying to figure out your instructors way of cueing. Most Zumba
Yup, you read that correctly, no more cheat days. Zero. Zilch. None.
But it’s not what you think. It’s not the cheat day or meal that I have an issue with, it’s the word “cheat”.
Now and again I write about fibromyalgia and what it’s like living with it, but not often. Certainly not often enough considering one reason I started this blog was to show others living with chronic pain that an active life is possible. There have been a number of times I have *said* I was going to start talking more about it, and to a certain degree I have, but not in a manner which is really helpful to others.
This past weekend I decided enough was enough. That me showing the world that I am able to stay really active while having fibromyalgia isn’t enough to help others. I need to start passing on things that I’ve learned, my experiences, and more of my story in order to help others who are starting from square one.
Does this mean I’m going to be talking about nothing but fibromyalgia now? Certainly not. But the time has come for me to move past simply acknowledging that I have this condition, to actively trying to help others.
The first step in doing this was to set up a new page on my menu bar that is just for posts on fibromyalgia. Now anyone who comes to my site that wants to read more about the topic will be able to easily find all of the posts, and those visiting my site can easily see from day 1 that fibromyalgia is part of what makes me, me.
Now that we’ve got all of that out of the way, let’s get back to the topic at hand – living an active live with fibromyalgia.
I always get tickled pink to see the preview of the upcoming ZIN releases! My only beef about this one is we don’t really get much clue as to what songs might show up (aside from the one playing throughout the video).
On the other hand I lovvvvvvvvve me some Kass Martin so I’m excited to see her and Steve in the live class. And more importantly, did I miss the release of Zumba camo leggings or are my eyes playing tricks on me and that is some other sort of pattern? Like I seriously need to go check the shop right now because those are amazing (in that cray Zumba lady sort of way!)
Here is the preview…
Hey 2015, it’s me Suzi.
This year I would like to run 2 half marathons, try 3 new races, and get my balance board yoga cert.
It would also be super duper awesome if I also did get to go on a trip with J this year. It’s not a resolution, though, just a reminder to myself to try and have the best year yet because you never know what the future will bring so you better do what you can when you can!