Zumba!

I recently joined a gym and have had a lot of fun attending a bunch of different classes. One of those classes is Zumba. The other day some of the girls and I that go together were talking about how you start to feel like you are really getting good... like you must look as good as the teacher because you are having so much fun... then you take a peek at yourself in the mirror... and well...
 

 HA HA, Does anyone else experience this?!

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  1. Anytime I attempt to dance I look like that! I'm not even close to being a white girl that can move!!!

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  2. ha! i just started doing zumba last month and love it! i saw that pic on facebook and cracked up because it's SO true! (:

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  3. just did zumba last night & I'm totally with you! the so perfectly explains how I feel :)

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  4. I've been dying to try zumba! I've heard it's a fantastic work out, and who doesn't love to dance?!

    Sam

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  5. yes, yes, yes. I just went for the first time the other night.

    looked like a fool, had a blast.

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  6. Haha! Honestly, I go to a mirror-less Zumba class, which I am sure is very beneficial for my confidence!

    Ignorance is bliss!

    Abby
    www.taintedperfectionist.blogspot.com

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  7. Yup! I always feel like I have pretty good rhythm, but then I look in the mirror & I look like an awkward baby giraffe or something. It's bad...really bad. lol

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  8. Haha totally agree! Although I am really hoping I am looking sexy because I'd like to teach it one day. THe mirror only tells you so much haha!

    xo. Britt
    www.themagnoliapair.com

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  9. HA! I haven't yet tried zumba...but I'm pretty sure I'd experience that phenomenon : )

    Jenn

    passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

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  10. i've been wanting to try zumba for some time now. these fabulous pictures have made me want to even more!

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  11. And you just made me get the giggles at my desk at work. I'm sure you look much more graceful than that :)

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  12. Haha! I've never tried it. I might but I think I would look way Jim Carry-ish.

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  13. Oh yes, I feel like that- this is why I try to do most of my workouts at home, with the door closed!
    Nicole

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  14. Hahaha. Went to Zumba last night for the first time in a LONG time and this about sums up the night :)

    - elies

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  15. I love Zumba! It's so much fun & def a work out!

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  16. i went to ONE gym class (not zumba) and decided i could never go back. i looked scarrrry!! go you!!

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  17. Haha, I look more like a monkey, but the weird dude in a tutu works, too!

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  18. haha! love this! I've never been to a Zumba class, if for no other reason than the fear of looking like this!

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  19. I LOVE zumba. I went to a couple of lessons and then bought the zumba fitness game for the wii.

    its ah-ma-zingggg!

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  20. OMG that's hilarious!! I think that one part is my FAVORITE part of the movie; cracks me up every time!

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  21. haha Thats funny! I've never been, but have been wanting to go! I might get the zumba game for WII and practice. haha

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  22. hahaha yes! this is totally how i feel. and you can often point out the people who feel that way too.. oh zumba how i love thee.

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  23. Um, always. Every day.
    Which is why I told myself I should probably stop.
    And I did.
    I stick to other types of cardio.

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  24. I posted that pic on pinterest. So true! I've recently been going to Zumba and I get all serious and into it and think I'm doing it and my (good) friend laughs at me. :( oh, well..haha.

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  25. i haven't gone to zumba for this very reason.

    i have no rhythm and don't intend of sharing that with others.

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  26. LOL!!!!! This is so true! Thank you so much for the laugh! :)

    xo
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  27. Haha I LOVE zumba. And that pictures definitely depicts me. :)

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  28. Haha! I really want to try Zumba but have been too nervous because I have NO sense of rhythm. I would totally look just like Jim Carrey!!

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  29. Haha this made me double over in laughter! We have zumba at my gym as well and I'm always so tempted to try it, but know that this is exactly what will happen to me! Maybe I should just take the plunge and make a fool of myself :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  30. Hahaha. This made my day. Love the mental image!

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  31. Yesss! Not to Zumba, but to bodypump, running, yoga, and anything else really. I'll walk into the gym thinking I look all cute, and then I'll look in those forever flattering full body mirrors and some hot mess will be looking back at me. It almost confuses me for a second.

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  32. That is exactly how I feel when I do Zumba! and I used to call myself a dancer!

    Rebekah
    headoverheels26.blogspot.com

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  33. YES!! I do zumba in a room with no mirrors, and I think I am sooo good. One day I did a zumba video at home, where there are mirrors, and was HORRIFIED.

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  34. HAHA everyday! And p.s. I LOVE the movie Step Up 2! Its one of my faves!

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  35. I love zumba :) I feel that way all the time, but hey it's the thought that counts!

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  36. Hahaha...oh girl I definitely rock the second picture. I love zumba, but I know I don't look as good as I think I do. Oh well!

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  37. I'm raising my hand.

    I totally feel like I'm awesome. Then I see myself in the mirror, and I realize I look like a lunatic. Then I just dance harder because it's so much more entertaining that way.

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  38. I know the feeling, I think everyone does! My friend and I went to Zumba once- everyone was pros, doing the routine perfectly and like they were Spanish or something. Then there was us, moving the wrong way, laughing at our attempt to be "sexy" and shake our hips. SO hilarious! SO fun though! x

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  39. Haha, I've gone with a couple of my latina friends to zumba so I never feel super confident about my moves, cause those girls can move their hips and well i cannot.

    lmld.org

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  40. Ahahaha. That is too funny...I look like the guy on the right on a regular basis LOL.
    Good for you for taking up Zumba you go girl!

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  41. Yes! I took my first Zumba class last week and loved it. I totally wanted to be the hot girl, but I know I looked like an idiot.

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  42. Yes!! That is why I stick to jogging. Putting one foot in front of the other without tripping is about all I can manage! ;)

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  43. Hahaha! Yes I do feel the same exact way!!

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  44. That pretty much sums up what I look like in Zumba. It is incredibly fun though.

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  45. Haha this is great! I think this all the time when I'm working out and then I see myself in the mirror and I'm like wow :)

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  46. So true! I've only taken the class twice but whenever my friends and I would look at eachother while dancing we would always bust up laughing because we knew we looked terrible.

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  47. I started Zumba last month and I totally feel like this. I go to classes in a huge room and I'm so lucky there aren't any mirrors in that place....if there were then i'd probably be scarred for life at how crazy I look. I can barely get all the steps in, how can i manage to even look good at the same time? haha!

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  48. HA! It's SO true though! It's like when you're singing to the radio when the music is up way loud and you feel you're hitting all of the same everything as them! So funny. I have had amazing zumba experiences and traumatic ones... Either way, it's SO fun!

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  49. LOL I took Zumba once and thats EXACTLY what I looked like....needless to say, I haven't done it since. Just tagged you in my newest post "eleven things"

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  50. Too funny! I've been wanting to try Zumba, but I haven't yet. It looks so fun!

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  51. oh my goodness this is HILARIOUS. I think I saw this on Pinterest once and it's so true. I do want to try Zumba at least once though, it looks fun! Even though I would probably look like a 'full body dry heave set to music' (Seinfeld) :P


    The House of Shoes

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  52. Oh my gosh... That picture is HILARIOUS!

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  53. Hahah that'd be me! That's okay though:)

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  54. I've never done Zumba before, but I'v heard that it is a ton of fun. I would probably look just like that picture.

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  55. I've also been doing Zumba 2 nights a week and I can def agree with this'd. My body just doesn't move like theirs, but I'm not giving up. Good or bad, pretty or ugly I'm going to keep it up. It's a wonderful workout and it's so much fun!!!

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  56. hahaha this is hilarious! I've only done it once but this definitely describes how I felt!

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  57. Oh man this is a great comparison. I don't like zumba but feel this way in Body Combat class.

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  58. Hahaha this is so funny! I have been wanting to try Zumba for awhile but I am too chicken to go. I need to just do it!

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  59. Good Luck on the workout. I did this for a little while, but I must say I have no rhythm so it makes it a little difficult and I felt goofy. :)

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  60. HAHAHA! Seriously! This is EXACTLY how I feel!!! LOL! I LOVE Zumba SO very much, even if I do look like Jim Carey while I'm doin git :)

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  61. I think its so awesome how far a photo can go... I made this photo a few weeks ago for a friend who drug me to Zumba. And I too thought I was getting good, until I looked in the mirror. =D

    Here's the original post:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10100472318936030&l=6af962e2e5

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  62. haha . . . this really made me laugh. and why yes I like to believe I look exactly like that. after my first zumba class I was so excited to go home and try some of the moves I learned and I happen to do them in front of the mirror - only to crush my dreams when i realized I looked FAR from as good as I thought. : )

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  63. Hi! I stumbled onto your blog through a link here-a link there and I love it! You are too funny and after reading this post I just had to comment! This is EXACTLY how I feel in Zumba, too! I am adding you to my daily blogroll! :)

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  64. Alycia! I just saw this post of yours and was CRACKING UP. Oh how I wish we coulda been 'blogging' friends sooner so we coulda done a joint post about our Zumba escapades! And btw, you did NOT look like Jim Carrey. You were a sexy beast out there gettin' your Zumba on. :) I'm going in next week (hopefully) to audition to teach at the 24-HR here, so when you come visit me in San Fran, you best believe there will be some Zumba baby (unless of course the 10 lbs i've gained over the last 3 weeks deters them from hiring me and turn my flabby bootie away. and then that would just be embarrrrrassing.). xoxoxo
    -Shannon
    http://gbofashion.com/

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  65. The last of my babies started full time school this year so i have decided its time for me to do something for myself and get into shape, i love dancing so zumba really appeals to me.
    Zumba

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  66. I LOVE zumba. I went to a couple of lessons and then bought the zumba fitness game for the wii.

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  67. J'adore la zumba !! Mais c'est vrai que j'ai un peu honte dans ma salle de sport la teste de buch car on est devant tous le monde et que certains peuvent avoir l’œil attiré !

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