Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Why I Am More A Zumba Girl....

So panic came over me last week when I realized if I don't start working out like now, I have no hope of looking semi-decent in a bathing suit this summer. I used to be an exercise fanatic but a back injury, then pregnancy and then being too busy being a working mom with a toddler got in the way.

My hubby, sis in law and myself decided to start P90X a few days ago. Was it difficult? YES...But I made my way through it with some modifications and I am sure if I stuck with it I would be able to keep up pretty well. I never minded a tough workout. What I couldn't handle is how BORING it was!!! The guy who leads the workout is so self indulgent it made me want to gag. You are NOT entertaining, dude. I could have maybe dealt with him if it had some kick ass music playing while I was working my booty off. Instead it had what I call workout elevator music. Fast paced music to keep beat but that's about it. Not entertaining or invigorating in the least.  I almost quit half way through the workout because I was bored not because it was too hard.

I am actually a certified Zumba instructor but haven't taught in over a year. I decided to put on one of my videos the day after the dreaded P90X experience and sweat twice as much and was thoroughly entertained. I LOVE to dance and Zumba always has the best music to groove to and I wasn't checking the clock every thirty seconds.  I know a complaint people sometimes have about Zumba is that it is hard to keep up with but the beautiful thing is as long as you keep moving and dancing you are still burning calories. This is definitely the route I need to go if I am going to keep working out.

I am sure P90X works and is great for people who love to weight lift and want to gain muscle. I am really just looking to get leaner. I can't watch a bunch of  lunks for an hour with no music but I can dance 'til I drop and think that's what I'll do from now on. I know some of you may say my workout priorities are a bit off but I think it's important to get into a workout routine you will want to keep doing. xoxo


  1. Once I get cleared to exercise again post knee surgery I definitely want to try Zumba!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  2. My husband did P90X twice but I'm not a fan either. He did come out with a new series that's 30 minutes only. He's doing that one now and it's much better but still. It's so important to have a work out you like or else it's just not going to happen. I have still not tried Zumba. Everyone seems to love it.

  3. I've never tried either but I know I would like zumba more. I love workouts that are fun and don't seem like work!
    -- jackie - jade and oak