Then I discovered Zumba. I don't want to sound like those crazy infomercials but this really has changed my life.
A friend texted me one Monday afternoon in late 2009 and for some reason I said I would go to Zumba with her. I was back at the Y at 8:15 the following morning for Pilates and another round of Zumba. For the next year I was at the Y so much several people thought I worked there.
I heard someone say that everyone has a 'soulmate' workout and Zumba is that for me. It just feels like dancing. And I saw results so quickly that it kept me motivated.
To me-- Zumba is not just a workout. It was my gateway to a healthier lifestyle, to a healthier me.
I wanted a tattoo of the Zumba symbol because anytime I think about giving up, I can look at that and know that there is something that I can do to keep myself on track, to keep myself healthy and in shape. This will always be there, reminding me of how much I've already accomplished and to not give up on myself.
|Yes, it hurt.|
But here it is reminding me to always, in everything I do, put my best foot forward... preferably while doing a cumbia step.