Friday, February 27, 2009


I'm not an exercise person.

I'm not really a dancing person, either.

I do have Latina blood in me. (My mom is Peruvian, and MAN can she dance!)

But, surprisingly ... I have no rhythm.

I dance like a crazy white woman.

Which is why it is so surprising that about a month ago, I ordered... ZUMBA!

In my words, Zumba is a combination of Latin dance, aerobics, and hip-hop groovy moves. Which I am NOT known for.

Here's what their website says about Zumba: Zumba® Fitness was created in the mid-90's by Colombian native Alberto "Beto" Perez, a celebrity fitness trainer and choreographer for International pop superstars. Inspired by the traditional cumbia, salsa, samba and merengue music he grew up with, Beto paired his favorite pulsating Latin rhythms with the red-hot international dance steps his clients loved and Zumba® Fitness (Spanish slang for “to move fast and have fun”) was born!

Oh, OKAY.... so, "Pulsating" and "GiBee" are not two words people would commonly put together. But, I thought I'd give it a try... because even though this klutzy white girl can't dance, she sure has the call of the Latin rhythm in her (or whatever that means).

And it arrived last night. But apparently, there was a bit of confusion, because Hunter was all a flutter because HE received a package in the mail, and HE wanted to open it. So I took him up to my bedroom and let him open it. He was all excited. Especially over the Fitness Toning Sticks. He immediately began to play the drums with them.

So, excitedly, I popped the 20-minute Express Workout DVD in. It started. I started. They moved. I moved.

I thought to myself... "HEY! I can DO THIS!"

Then they got faster. I got faster.

And still, I was continuing to keep up. I can REALLY DO THIS.

And I was excited. And happy. For ten whole minutes.

And that's when Hunter turned the TV off and declared, "I don't like this game, Mommy."

The end.

More to come later.

Peace out.


Susanne said...

Too funny! Maybe if he sees it enough he'll start Zumbaing too and then you can do it together.

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

That is hilarious! I've heard of Zumba too and heard it is a great and fun way to workout. I may have to give it a try! Good luck to you! I'll be watching for future posts!

Controlling My Chaos said...

Hee hee. Maybe I should try this. I dance like a white girl too, but I LOVE to dance. When your ankle heals, Grace, let us know how it goes.

Shalee said...


We've started dance lessons and my first words to the instructors were, "For the record, you've got the two whitest people who are from a conservative religious background. I'm not sure if you can do much with us..." He cocked his head at us and said, "Oh, you'll be dancing in no time and you'll love it!"

He was right. I say this only to give you hope. If I can do it, YOU can do it. Seriously!