After all the dust has settled and all the craziness had kinda reduced to a bi-weekly event instead of a daily event, and summer is over, I am teaching again! Sitting in the great room making my playlist actually made my little heart flutter. Seems the girls at Blanchester want me back…well, we kinda knew I would go back, they had found a replacement and I did not want to step on her toes and take them back. Now, they want more classes, and for whatever reason they want me to do it. Can you say SUPER EXCITED? Not only that but, I am jumping right back into DZD’s!(Double Zumba Days:)
Now you guys know it is October, so add some crisp fall air, a pair of zumba cargo pants to a little ghostbusters and thriller and my day has been made. Getting back to work is a good thing! The benefits are many: daily required exercise complete, increased health, re-toning all the summer hiatus damage done, I know I will sleep better getting my exercise, having a reason to put back on my Zumbawear, and maybe just a few more pounds off. Now, I know I have reached my goal weight and my BMI is exactly 25, which is 10 points lower than my starting point, but, I still see myself in that mirror. Maybe I should be satisfied, but, what woman is ever satisfied with her body? That is unless she stands there in candle light and squints while she is looking! You can not be over 40 years of age and 65 plus pounds over weight and not have physical reminders. Call them what you want and lift, tone, pray they go away. In time they get smaller, but these are you battle scars. Lift that skinny arm up with the dangling excess skin and wave. You worked hard to make it not filled in and firm with fat. Muffin top bothering you? Ummmmm….do you remember when it wasn’t a muffin top and it was more like an 8 month pregnant belly? Maybe it would be better if we could wear our conquest proudly, not just the end results, but maybe we could have one of those thinking bleeps over our heads that states, what we accomplished? That would work!
All I can say is I am glad I am getting back to the Zumba Party and I get to continue to share the joy of exercise, which it doesn’t feel like, stress reduction, increased health, and eventually increased body image satisfaction as a direct result of weight loss! Watch out girls….I have 3 months of not getting to share, so, it will be off the hook tonight! See you there!