Ode to Zumba

by | Dec 30, 2011 | Blog | 6 comments

To the ladies that I spent my evening with last night…….Wa-HOO.  I had so much fun and laughed so hard, it is amazing to have an experience like that. Not to get too deep on such a light-hearted topic, but aren’t we lucky?

To Zumba for three hours straight is a feat in and of itself. My BodyBugg said we took over 20,000 steps…do you believe that?  We also burned 1730 calories…OMG. (am I too old to say OMG?) I would like to tell you that I did it for the sheer benefit of cardio-vascular exercise, or to build my bones to ward off middle age osteoporosis but I cannot, nor can my friends.  It was to eat that burger and have a beer…and outside of those two things at the Lake, nothing tasted better!

As I sat at that table tat the bar and stared in wonder at how my friend could remove  a sports bra….Flashdance style at the table without so much as a ruffle to her hair…amazing. I laughed that we all were a bit askew, sweaty and disheveled.  To the few that changed into clean clothes and even sequins….oh well, you still have to tolerate us in all our glory.  I think they heat and activity denied me oxygen at some point. I could not remember names and I was lightheaded. Perhaps it was the visions of margaritas dancing in my head.

I witnessed about 12 women sharing food, tasting drinks and really stinkin’ to high Heaven and not batting an eye.  We hooped and hollered when the next one joined our party and watched the two crazy ones outside in 15 degree weather perform a perfect salsa.

I lost my roommate at the age of 47.  She had a massive heart attack and died.  I miss her terribly.  I should have seen her more; I should have called more often; I should have made time.  I/We should not let that happen again.  Instead of talking about Chicken Parm Night, let’s plan it.  Let’s make that monthly trip to Bombers, or Katie’s and spend that time together.

At the end of the night, I left some friends there to partake; I made sure others got safely to their cars and Jennifer and I left to go home.  Thank you ladies for a wonderful evening. I did not get on the scale today. I am going to go to my happy place and just think I really lost that 1.1 pounds.

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6 Comments

  1. Gina

    I never commented on a blog before so I hope this works. Great post…last night was awesome fun! I agree, instead of talking about getting together we should just do it and make a habit of it!

    Good luck on the weight loss, I’m betting that the 3 hour zumba helped you out there 🙂

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  2. Kim

    Karen –

    Such a fun night. I agree – we ought to set up another night(Bombers, Katies – Whatever!) to get everyone together. Your post made me think of people in my life that I have not spend enough time with – some still with us and some that are with not. Lots of laughs – absolutely cannot wait to do it again!

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  3. colie

    So this blog made me do some thinking… I just talked to my gpa for the first time in months right before his heart surgery…also found out my 13 yr old cousin smashed her chin ice skating…I should probably call ny great grandparents since I haven’t talked to them in months either they are coming down to their final years hopefully but who knows…I never did call her after her hip surgery she was determined to walk again. I guess we get so caught up in our own lives we forget about other people…

    We need another Zimbabwe ladies night 🙂 love you guys!!! So thankful to have all of you guys in my life

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  4. colie

    So this blog made me do some thinking… I just talked to my gpa for the first time in months right before his heart surgery…also found out my 13 yr old cousin smashed her chin ice skating…I should probably call ny great grandparents since I haven’t talked to them in months either they are coming down to their final years hopefully but who knows…I never did call her after her hip surgery she was determined to walk again. I guess we get so caught up in our own lives we forget about other people…

    We need another Zimbabwe ladies night 🙂 love you guys!!! So thankful to have all of you guys in my life

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  5. Alisa

    I concur!!!! We soo need to make it a regular thing! And while I am guilty of being a “changer”, it’s just bc I don’t get out much these days so need an excuse to smell good, even if it’s “just” for you ladies ;-).
    P.S- I’m slightly scarred by the bra removal that went on to my right! Hahahahahaha

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  6. karen

    Thank you ladies for the wonderful posts. I am so lucky to have you all as friends.

    Reply

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