The reality of having to lose weight means confronting the need to exercise. Sadly, some people like me don’t exercise at all. With work and household stuff to think about, the exercise part is out. But now that I have to lose weight, the need to exercise is blatantly apparent.
Aside for the weight loss, exercise is simply good for the body. After all, sweating it out is the best way to cleanse the body. But what kind of exercise is appropriate for me? As middle-aged woman, who hardly has any time for anything, what kind of exercise is appropriate and most importantly fun to do?
Beat The Exercise Boredom
Here’s the thing about exercise. It’s exciting at first but gets boring after a while. I really wanted to get into a kind of routine that was fun. If I had to sweat it all out, it had to be fun. I didn’t want to end up doing any strenuous physical activities.
That’s why I thought of Zumba.
Dance to Exercise
After hearing so much about Zumba, I thought it was worth looking into it. Although it didn’t really amaze me at first. But the more I knew about it, the more I got convinced that it was the right exercise for me.
“if you are a little tired of riding a bicycle and you want to take a break from the treadmill or pumping iron, then you need to try this new exciting trend of fitness called Zumba.”
I must admit, I wasn’t exactly tired of riding a bicycle or the walking on the treadmill. The truth be told, I hadn’t done any physical exertion whatsoever.
What Exactly Is Zumba?
I was curious so I found out about it.
“Zumba is a Latin-inspired cardio dance format and it was actually founded by a German in Columbia. So three quarters of what we do in Zumba classes are typically Latin music, either Latin pop or traditional Latin. Then we have a mixed of pop culture music from American culture …”
Why I Found It Appropriate
I found Zumba appropriate for the likes of me because, first of all, it seemed a lot of fun. I like the music it was definitely not going to be boring. Second, it seemed to be a friendly kind of dance, meaning I didn’t need a lot of grace and flexibility to get into it.
“Everybody can learn to do Zumba and do Zumba well because it’s not the New York City Ballet. It was designed for average participants …”
That got me. I certainly didn’t want to look like a fool.
Benefits Of Zumba
Aside from the new friends I have met and the exhilarating feeling I get from it, I can easily lose about 500 calories from an hour of Zumba dancing.
“It’s benefits are immense. At the core, Zumba classes are intended to provide a large calorie-burn …”
Here’s best part. One hour of Zumba dancing is not enough. That’s because I find it so fun that I usually do two hours. I just love it.
There’s always a lot of time if the task is enjoyable. With regards to Zumba, it’s not hard for me to find the time to do it. It works best with my diet delivery service. I’m proud to say doing pretty well with my weight loss journey.