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Feb '09

I Heart Zumba

Just came back from teaching another Zumba class. I can’t help but love it. The class I teach on Wednesday nights is an eight-week course and will end in two more weeks. I’ll miss it, but I’m exploring options for starting other classes elsewhere. I also teach at Anytime Fitness twice a week. Next week they’re changing my schedule from Tuesday/Thursday at 9:30 a.m. to Friday at 6 a.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.

I love love love teaching aerobics. It makes me stronger, fitter, happier, and introduces me to lots of people I wouldn’t meet otherwise. I think the best part of leading aerobics is seeing how you’re helping others be happier, too. Some people have told me they don’t know how I can have the guts to stand in front of a mirror and move and dance while a crowd behind me watches every move and follows along. But when I’m standing in front of people showing them how to move their bodies to the music, absolutely everything else is washed from my mind. Even tonight when I got to class early and was setting up I looked in the mirrors lining the entire wall in front and thought, “Oh. My. Gosh. I really could have chosen my outfit better.” It wasn’t especially flattering. But once the music started and I was teaching, it didn’t matter anymore. It was just Zumba. I feel so lucky to be doing something I love so much.

In other news, this little guy is quickly getting to be a pro at turning himself around and coming down the stairs. Here’s another video of him doing it, but you can see he initiates and does it all on his own. He’s getting super confident.

Video of Wes coming down the stairs all by himself.

He’s walking nearly all the time; I hardly ever see him crawl. He loves those feet and legs of his! He’s still a little guy, though. He’s seventeen months. but can still wear pants size 0-3 months (although he does also wear pants size 3-6 and 6-9 months, if they’re very elastic-y). His shirts and onesies are size 3-6 or 6-9 months. And his jammies are 6-9 months.

And, yes, we’re still waiting for his first tooth.


4 Responses to “I Heart Zumba”

  1. alicia Says:

    What do you think about doing ‘charity” work and teaching a one time, enrichment class of Zumba? :) You are a professional now, so you definitely can say no to giving away your services for free. My RS does a yoga class 2 times a week, but I think they would love to try a Zumba class. If they like it, then they can go find a class (maybe yours.) I really want to try Zumba- unfortunately I have had to watch the kids every Wed. night for some reason or other, and Koby has a mtg with bishop next Wed. night. It sounds like so fun! And I am sure the people in your class just thought you outfit was the newest style in exercise!

  2. alicia Says:

    oh, and congrats to Wes coming down the stairs on his own! This is such a relief when you don’t have to worry so much about them falling down the stairs. I couldn’t see the videos last time, but I just saw them. Very cute!

  3. fayefaye02 Says:

    So wonderful! I love the look on his face – he knows exactly what he is doing! It’s a well planned event for sure! Then he checks for mom about 3/4 way down and doesn’t hesitate a bit before finishing the decent and going right to mom. What a total sweetheart!

    I’m still waiting for my boy to sit up by himself at 10 month’s. I’m patient and love every minute and every tiny achievement he makes. Thanks for sharing your stories, they are inspirational.


  4. Jbaker Says:

    It’s been a while since I checked in on Wesley’s progress. Wonderful news about your outlet and also about Wes walking, climbing and descending stairs. I remember how nervous I was when Hannah first began climbing stairs. It was unnerving! It’s like second nature to her now. You will have lots of accomplishments to celebrate!

    Bravo Wes!

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