I have been following the DVDs and really feel as though I have got to grips with the basic steps. I have seen my fitness coming on leaps and bounds just by doing 2 45 minute sessions a week. I only really noticed this when walking to work the other day. I have to traverse a long hill through town which previously would be the death of me. I walked up it at a normal pace, over took 3 people and didn't feel remotely out of breath or tired when I got to the top! A great personal achievement! Thanks to Zumba I also got my bronze body magic award for completed at least 45 mins of exercise over 3 days a week for at least four weeks!
The lovely people at Zumba also sent me some new kit this month to help with my work outs.
No pictures of me in it I'm afraid because I still look like a fat lump, and nobody needs to see that!
• Pointe Toe enhances greater balance and comfort while dancing
• Z-Arch provides maximum support with maximum flexibility.
• Z-Slide lets you slide easily on any surface!" They are super comfortable and fit me perfectly. The only trainers I had before were my gym ones and they really aren't the best for dancing in! On top of that these are pink!
So Bootyful Capri "The So Bootyful Capri’s perfect fit fabric lifts what needs to be lifted, and smooths what needs to be smoothed (wink, wink!). Plus, the flared, fold-over waistband creates an incredible silhouette that flatters every body — and every booty!" When I have these on it does feel as though everything is being held in the right place. While I will probably never look as good as the model in them, they will at least help me on my way.
Zumba bell bracelets"The Bells of the Ball Bracelets are a cool and colorful combo for the party queens (and kings) in class! Make some noise or sweet music while looking fab in your favorite Zumba® wear styles." Nothing like a bit of a jingle to help you shake and feel great while doing it!
This month I intend to progress to the DVD where there is no instructions, as I feel that I have learn the routines and can finally keep up with the girls on the screen (although I'm sure I don't looks as good at it as they do!) I will eventually post a before and after picture!