Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Workout With Me?

Let's try something new... 

I have been playing around with the idea in my mind for several days now. Most of you already know how Zumba® fitness crazy I am. There's nothing else like it for me. I love a workout that never actually feels like a workout. I believe you have to love what you do in all aspects of life. Why have a job that doesn't bring you happiness? Why have relationships in your life that do not bring joy? Why would your workout be any different?

If you hate your workout or just working out in general, why do it? Why not find something you're passionate about and make it work for you?

I grew up dancing. I am one of the shyest people you will ever meet. I dread talking to an entire group of people, but all of that fades away when I dance. I have danced in front of hundreds and it doesn't phase me at all.

Instead of doing something I hate, I make my workouts work for me. Zumba® fitness gives me a way to workout, make friends, and lose weight without ever feeling like work. I loved it enough that I decided to get my license to teach classes and it has by far been one of the best decisions I've made.

Last summer I was at my lowest weight, but many weeks I found myself teaching five hours a week. Now that my husband and I are working on a huge home renovation, I have not had the time to commit to that many classes. I teach two hours per week and that's not enough for me to see results. I've had so much on my plate that I honestly couldn't add anymore classes to my schedule.

But.... It doesn't stop me from working out at home. And that led me to more thoughts.... I can burn about 800-900 calories per hour with Zumba® fitness. If I did that five times per week, it would definitely add up. Then I started wondering.... What would happen if I committed to doing Zumba® fitness every day?? 

Don't you want to know??? Me too! I want to see what it does for my body. I know I lose weight. I know I tone and lose serious inches as well. I want to carve out an hour per day for me. That's easiest in the mornings before my family wakes up, so that's when I will squeeze it in. 

Anyone care to join me in this experiment? While I cannot share my choreo for my classes here (You need to come to my class to see all that!), I can put together an awesome workout from other videos on You Tube. Just save this blog post or pin it to Pinterest and pull it up each day. Go through each video in the order I give them here and you will have an awesome calorie burning workout. If enough of you enjoy it, I will come up with a fresh playlist next week. But..... I've gotta hear from you! Comment below if you're dancing and working out with me!


  1. Yes! I want to give it a try! Terri H

  2. Sounds good, is it a full 60 minutes long?

  3. I completely suck at Zumba, but I will give it a try. Thank you for posting them!! Love your Blog. :)

    1. As long as you're moving, it's burning calories! You don't have to be coordinated to have fun!

  4. that's a great idea! i would love to do this with you! thanks for the kind offer.



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