Life is short, so Zumba while you can

Friday, June 08, 2012

Spent the last two weeks going extra gentle on my body, since I'm pretty sure I tore my calf muscle a bit during a Zumba class the other week. It wasn't as bad as I feared it would be not exercising to the same extent that I had been (I still did a couple of things, biked the kids to school, etc.), but it was just OK.

That being said, I went back to Zumba this morning and *wow* was it nice to be back. I was still very easy in my moves, but afterwards I was just that special kind of tired that only comes from Zumba. My body was so.very.happy!!!

Got another reminder last week that life is short - a sweet neighbor of ours unexpectedly passed away and it has just kind of put into perspective that I need to do this now, so I can enjoy life more now (not that I can't enjoy life 50 pounds heavier, but it is much easier to move when I'm lighter). By contrast, another friend of mine (with 4 year old twins!) just finished her first half marathon and so maybe running will be my next "new" thing?

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    Love your blog and attitude! Thanks so much for sharing your journey with everyone. It really helps.
    3080 days ago
    I know that Zumba high! Glad to see you back to your Latin dancing emoticon . I had to stop my Zumba for 4 months because of an injury. emoticon . I'm thrilled to be back myself!
    3091 days ago
    Congrats on that weightloss! Happy to hear the injury is healing. So sorry to hear about the passing of your neighbor. You have such enthusiasm its catchy thanks.
    3092 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear about your neighbor's passing. I couldn't agree more about "Life is Short". Thanks for the reminder. A couple of friends of recently joined a local gym. They are excited to start taking Zumba classes. They are trying to recruit me as well. LOL. I told them that I would consider it after they tried it out first. Best of luck with your continued recovery and progress.
    3092 days ago
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    YA! so happy to hear the injury is short lived. You did so well giving it time to repair. It does feel good to get back into that which we love ... Zumba such a great way to keep your body in motion.
    3093 days ago
    Your dedication to you is wonderful and I can imagine it just felt good to get out to zumba and get moving... I am glad you took it easy because you know as well as I do..... "Train don't strain" It so very important to listen ( I am learning ) to the body... You are like a machine dear friend on your powered up path to a happier and heathlier you... thanks for being an inspiration and sharing your journey. hugs hugs
    3093 days ago
    Glad you are taking care of your body. Sorry to hear about your dear neighbor, and you're right that life is too short. I just got back from a walking festival in Europe, and for the first time in years, I wasn't the fat, slow American with sore feet always bringing up the rear. This time, I blazed up hills and passed some of the people that used to look at me with a smirk for being fat.
    3093 days ago
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