Monday, January 11, 2010

It Starts Tonight

Tonight I'm trying something new. I'm taking my very first group fitness class. Okay, I did do water aerobics once, but it was drop-in, and mostly to keep my mom company, so I don't count it. Tonight my Zumba class starts. I'm going with a co-worker and two of her friends, so that'll make it more fun. I must admit, I'm excited and nervous at the same time. It's a 60 minute class - if I can hardly handle a 30 minute workout on the Wii or on a DVD, how on earth will I cope with 60 minutes? Granted, some will be warm-up and cool down (please God, let both of those be nice and long), but still . . . I hope I can keep up with the girls.

I did super well on fitness last week. Two walks, one workout on Wii Biggest Loser, and two days of shoveling the driveway and getting rid of the hard-packed snow and ice. I feel really proud of myself, as that's the first time I've done something active (above and beyond my daily activity) since October, when I had all the issues with my ankles. And honestly, it felt GOOD to be keeping busy. The dogs aren't complaining about the walks, either!

So wish me luck tonight . . . I know the key is staying within my range of ability, but let's just see how well I can do that without having a heart attack LOL


Brenda said...

I have a blog friend who does Zumba and it's an awesome workout! I'm sure you will do fine, give it a week before you decide if it's for you or not. I wish there was a place with classes like that around here. I can't wait for the weather to warm up here, I would much rather be walking/playing tennis or hiking with the dogs than doing things inside.

Happy Birthday to you! Hope you have a great day :)

Visichy said...

Have fun tonight. Let us know how it goes :)

Kelly said...

Oh don't worry Brenda, I wouldn't quit. This is a 5 week session, and I have to miss 2 for work travel, but I'm already planning to sign up for the next session. Despite my nerves, I think I'll really enjoy it!