|one of the many moves that was just embarrassing to see myself attempt|
|PiYo--much more up my alley|
My Zumba class was packed! Unlike PiYo, which is offered once a week, Zumba classes are offered every day, sometimes multiple times a day. If I liked it, I'd be set. I think this story might have gone a little differently (read: better) had I introduced myself to the instructor beforehand and admitted to her that I was uncoordinated and new. However, I made it into the class with minutes to spare, so that was not an option. When the music started I was so glad I didn't know anyone in the class but also wishing I hadn't picked a prime spot in front of the mirror. While I'm sure it was helpful to see myself attempt the moves in the mirror and try to self-correct as needed, it reinforced how ill-prepared I was for the class. I resembled a sleep-deprived sloth with a permanent deer-in-the-headlights stare. Every once and a while I would stop to focus my whole attention on the instructor so I could take mental note of how she was moving her body. This would be interrupted by the rest of my line going into a quick grapevine, which I'd have to quickly side-step to avoid being the victim of a Zumba grapevine stampede. If that wasn't enough, the Latin-inspired sexay moves were about as unsexy coming from me and made me feel like a little girl sloppily applying her mom's red lipstick for the first time. Long story short--I think I'll stick to PiYo and Kettle Bell. Luckily, not all was lost, as I stuck around afterwards for a sculpting class that I really enjoyed. It will definitely make it into my workout routine.
Am I the only one who had this experience with Zumba? Are there workouts that work better for you?