well...I think I may have FINALLY found an alternative to my old kickboxing obsession/cross training.
I started dancing when I was four years old. I LOVE, love, LOVED dance but decided to quit when I went away to college because it was just too much work. (That's what I tell myself anyways. Those of you that know me best know it was because I was to busy "experiencing life:)" Anyways, I used to take ballet, point, hip hop, modern, tap, jazz...you name it, I probably did it. If I wasn't in the gym practicing volleyball, softball of basketball, you could find me at the dance studio. I found this picture on my computer and it made me miss dance...I think I was in 8th grade maybe?!?
Anyways, this past year I tried a Zumba class and I really didn't dig it that much. Yea, it was dancing (which I <3) but it was kind of tribal and it didn't even get my heart rate high enough to count as a workout. A few months ago my friends found a different Zumba class and have been begging me to come. Since I haven't been kickboxing and only really running plus a little strength training with Nick, I've definitely noticed that really any tone I used to have is slowly disappearing and I'm quickly becoming flabby:( SIGH! Right when I was getting ready to leave work I got an email from one of my besties asking me to pretty please give Zumba a chance tonight...a bunch of girls from work are going....blah blah blah...so, what the hell. I'll give it another shot.
It's at a local skating rink and when I got there, I was a little surprised at the turnout. 105 women to be exact ready to shake their sh*t for an hour! It started off a little slow...but by the 5th song, my butt was definitely sweating! Even though my heart rate was only at a 150 average, I'm thinking it may be my new cross training! Especially if I have even a slimmest chance of looking like the teacher...seriously people, this chick is RIPPED! No joke!
5 days until Chicago...planning on running maybe 6 tomorrow, 4 on Friday and the off to Chicago early Saturday morning. Still trying to figure out our race outfits, so if you have any suggestions, I'm all ears. I was thinking about a bling bling shirt that said something along the lines of "Rockin out Sami" and "Rolling with Erika"...ahhh but who knows!