The fact of the matter is I need to live forever. Every parent worries about their children. It is the nature of being a parent. Yet, I worry so much about Ellie because who knows what the future will bring. Will she be able live on her own? Will she live in a group home? Will she need to live with me and Andrew? This isn't the typical "my kid is 21 years-old and out of the house" sort of set up here. Hence, I need to live a very long time. Not only that, I want to have a higher quality of life during my extended lifespan. Energy. Blood sugar control. Normal cholesterol and blood pressure. Plus, let's not kid ourselves here, perhaps a smidgen of full blown hotness with rock hard abs.
Some of you are well aware that I have started taking Zumba classes at 24 Hour Fitness. What is Zumba? It is dancing to music with an instructor in a class-like setting. There is a huge Latin influence with a lot of salsa and meringue moves as well as hip-hop. No, you do not need any experience. Yes, it totally kicks booty.
|Ellie Bear has her dancing moves down!|
After a few weeks of sweating it out to music I do not normally gravitate towards, I have come to the overall conclusion that I am not exactly good at dancing. Given the times when I am able to make it to the gym (typically late morning or very early evening), most people my age are working in the corporate world. Therefore, I am one of the youngest people in the class. I am also the most uncoordinated (feel free to snicker here). Oh yes, there are much older ladies who are way more coordinated and way more sexy at shaking those hips than I am. I really thought that my years of salsa instruction would come in handy. Not so. Apparently Zumba salsa verse casino rueda salsa have slightly different footwork. I am getting better with the more classes I attend, but most importantly, I am having fun. So much fun that I actually work out for the hour-long class which is more than I can say for the treadmill, bike, or elliptical.
Which brings me to. . . . what kind of shoes do you recommend for Zumba?