I like to dance. Zumba has always been a fun cardio activity for me. However, when I took a dance class when I was younger, I felt so insecure about my body. It pretty much took the joy out of it all. Now that I’m older, I can enjoy dancing around like a fool in zumba class. Last Thursday, I took it a step further and took a hip hop class. It felt totally different from a zumba class. First of all, it was in a small group setting — there were about twelve of us. The room was small and I felt front and center. It was a little intimidating. However, everyone in the class was so nice and seemed a little nervous. The instructor broke the dance down into 8 counts, and off we went. I’m a pretty decent dancer, but I do a lot of the moves backwards. It’s really weird, and I’ve had an instructor tell me that I do things the harder way. I don’t know why I do it, but that’s how I’m wired. I’m not the best when it comes to a group routine for that very reason. And yes, I know we weren’t auditioning for broadway or practicing for a performance, but if I’m going to do something, I want to at least be able to fake being good at it. So, I was intimidated.
However, I tried something out of my comfort zone, and it was so fun! I felt such a sense of accomplishment after we finished up, and I kept wanting to do the routine over and over again to get it down right. So I am going to try out a new workout class this afternoon that mixes dancing and bootcamp together. We’ll see how it goes. Try something new this week. It might just surprise you.