And I am not ashamed.
|Well, maybe I would be if I still had to wear this ensemble|
I'm on day two of doing a morning Jazzercise workout at the community center near my house. They have childcare to the tune of a buck per child (more reasonable than hiring a babysitter for an hour) and it's all of five minutes from my house.
|For the record, our instructor did not wear this outfit|
|We didn't get to this one yet…perhaps it is advanced|
Yesterday morning, off I went. And boy, did I get sweaty fast. I don't think I've had that level of aerobic exercise in years; probably not since college. I had forgotten:
- how good it can feel to work up a sweat in physical activity
- to push right up to my physical limitations and try to do just one little increment better
- to know that with every session I attend, the easier it will get and the more I'll be able to do.
I don't think I would ever have signed up for a class like this 10-15 years ago. I would have been too self-conscious, too afraid of messing up and looking foolish in front of other people. Now, I don't care that much if I do. For one thing, it's all women, and most look to be somewhere between 30 and 50 and moms. That's my demographic, baby.
|This guy hasn't shown up yet|
There were even a few ladies who looked like they were over 60, and they were kicking butt and taking names. I'd like to be in that kind of shape at that age (and now)!
The point is that I'm really excited to have found something that is nearby, kid-friendly, fun, challenging, a whole body workout, and involves dancing (which I love to do, anyway). It's good for me, it releases endorphins, and it gives me an energy boost for my day. What's not to love?
|I could almost feel the rainbows emanating from me while I jazzed it up today!|