It’s official… I am a gym member, and for the first time in my life! Thanks to the influence of Natali, I joined up at a local women’s gym and am already addicted to a workout class they offer — Zumba. Anyone heard of it? Anyone done it? ANYONE AS ADDICTED AS I AM?
No, I’m serious. If you Google it ahead of time as I did, you will die laughing, but it really is the best workout I’ve ever had and such a ball. It’s kind of a mix of salsa, belly dancing, and kickboxing set to catchy music, and when done for an hour you’re supposed to burn somewhere around 700 calories. Crazy, right?
On Friday night, Natali and I attended a benefit for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, where close to 100 of us danced for about 2 hours. For someone who hasn’t done much working out since… well, EVER, I was dying. But according to Nat’s weight watcher calculations, we burned about 1,200 calories, so I will definitely say the soreness and pools of sweat were worth it!