surviving zumba

I have to admit – this week I was grumpy. And who wouldn’t be after getting back from nearly a month of holidays in sunny Australia surrounded by family, including a mum who looked after all your washing, and arriving back in freezing London to five days of non-stop WORK!!! Yes, that’s right, I had the post-holidays, post-Christmas blues.

So despite all my good intentions, I still hadn’t got my feeling-sorry-for-my-life self off the bed to do any kind of activity come Friday. That morning, when I was sniffling away on the way to work,  is when I knew it had to change. I wasn’t going to cope moping around the house, crossing off each hour until the weekend each week. No, it was time for Zumba.

Extreme I know, but I’ve heard so many good things about Zumba and seeing all the happy people coming out of each class at the gym made me a bit jealous.

Having fun and exercising. Does that really happen?

So Friday night, I dragged myself along to the gym for the first time since getting back and it was kind of exciting. I strutted through those change rooms feeling so proud of myself. In Zumba, I stood near the back and couldn’t do a lot of the moves (how do you get your legs and arms to move in different directions at the same time) but I laughed a lot. And people chatted to me. And I got exercise.

And you know what, I was happy again.

Caz x

dancing in your pjs

This week’s challenge: Turn up music you really love. Play it so loudly that it soaks in through your skin. Dance in your pyjamas. Feel the pain lift.

Luckily I have got some new groovy pjs because I’ll definitely be able to bring out my best dance moves this week. I’m going to start by downloading some new tunes (I haven’t done that for ages). After a long flight back to London from Australia, I listened to a lot of songs that I absolutely love and make me so happy to listen to!

But just one word of warning, I have been known to sing along with my dancing. Just to give you an idea of my singing ability – my two year old nephew puts his fingers over his ears whenever I break out in song. Kids don’t lie.

Caz x

Next week’s challenge: Have a romance in your head.