Monday, October 17, 2011

I declare, "Never again!"

I went to my first ever Zumba class tonight.  I've actually heard really good things about it and wanted to give it a try, but I had some serious reservations about it, considering I am NOT a dancer.  Like, I'm not even close.  My dancing skills can be chalked up to doing the running man and some wicked pelvic thrusts - that's about it.  And I realllllly wanted to like it, guys.  I really did. 

But I didn't.

It was HARD.  And confusing.  I'm not typically a slow person, but I couldn't get all the moves, so resorted to side-stepping like the reject kid in class that nobody likes and everybody feels bad for.  And the music!  It was like a bunch of rappers singing about getting some "mocha latte ass," which really...no thank you.  And my instructor was a 70 year old anorexic.  And most of the class was comprised of salsa dancing, and jiggling my butt is NOT one of my talents.  And really, I could go on.

So, exercise, yay!  Getting in shape forever!  BUT Zumba never!

PS - All comments are now going to be moderated on my blog.  If you're curious and want to know why, shoot me a personal email and I'll give you all the gory details.

10 comments:

Erin said...

Considering the idiot girl that was commenting, comment moderation seems like a good idea!

Hey I'm proud of you for trying zumba. I wouldn't have the balls to try it. No thanks!

Colleen said...

Hi Brie;
I don't actually want you to publish this comment (though you can if you want, it's not that it's super top secret haha)....
anyway, I just wondered if you would send me your email address? I am really not one for putting myself out there in a public domain, mainly because I'm kinda shy and self-conscious.
I think your writing is amazing and it really and truly inspires me.
I think my email is sent with this comment...?
Anyway, send me your email address if you want :)
PS - your children are beautiful. absolutely beautiful.

Heather Lindquist said...

I'm too scared to try Zumba.....good for you for giving it a try....lol. I would probably end up self-consciously giggling the entire time and be kicked out.

fabricsandfun said...

Zumba frightens me terribly. The closest I came to trying it was a four month cardio dance class that I went to twice. I basically just made my own steps up because it was so fast! Way to go for trying!!

Frustrated Unemployed Actress said...

I missed the comment fiasco, but I say, moderate if you need to. Also? You would never catch me in a zumba class. I couldn't master step aerobics (and oh, how I tried). Treadmill all the way (once they let you run more, of course!).

brie said...

hey colleen...i published your comment in the hopes you would read this, because your email is NOT given to me, so i have no way of getting in touch with you! if you go to my profile, you can find my email...

Colleen said...
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allegri said...

Oh! I so feel the same way! I totally love the wii fit version of it, because you don't have to shake your booty near the entrails of some other crazy.

Amber Larsen said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!! I've tried Zumba a couple of times and I felt exactly like you! I was trying to shake my chest and my booty but they just didn't wanna move like that! I felt like everyone else was sweatin' balls and I spent the whole class trying to figure out WTF was going on! Not a good workout for me!

t. said...

i've tried zumba exactly one time. that was enough for me, too. i was terrible at it.