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It’s probably the biggest dance/exercise craze in American right now, Zumba. Everyone is doing it, and if they are not doing it, they WANT to do it. Myself included. I used to dance ALOT when I was younger..and I was pretty good if I do say so myself. I figured it’d be a breeze and oh so fun.

Yeah…I guess I forgot about the 70lbs I gained when I stopped smoking 2 years ago (55 of it within the first 3 months…yes, THAT rapid). Turns out, my body can’t move that fast anymore. Not with this extra weight I’m carrying around! I was constantly miss-stepping, mostly because I was having a hard time keeping up. And about half the time, my Aunt was messing me up too because she was making me laugh so hard.

If you think my husband is crazy, you ain’t seen nothing. My Aunt Kim gives the word crazy a whole new meaning! She was just doing some random steps…she didn’t care that she was pretty much in the same position as me and couldn’t move fast enough…she was just moving moving moving and it didn’t matter how she was moving. Most of the time she had this crazy look on her face…tongue stuck out, eyes rolling back in her head…making weird noises. So…YOU try to keep dancing the correct steps when you are busting a gut laughing at that image. It’s pretty hard.

We spent about an hour dancing and let me tell you…my legs are burning, my hips are burning, my neck is burning, my throat, my LUNGS. Everything is burning. I’m just one big BURN. Which is good, right? YES! And I found out that I can no longer hop properly. I just do this kind of half leg lift. REALLY sad!

I can’t wait until next week. I’m gonna lose weight and get in shape! It may take awhile, but I’ll get there. My Aunt and I will also be adding in some walking and working out during the week when we are not Zumba-ing. Maybe I’ll catch some pictures…or video…of her in a fit of craziness.

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Michelle Ford

Gosh, I can't believe it's been 2 years since you quit smoking! That's so amazing, and so crazy how fast the time flies!

Good luck with your weight loss! Hope I can lose some too!


It will be 2 years January 1st! I can't believe it's been that long either! Good luck losing weight…It's going to be my New Years resolution this year. Since I was successful once with a NY resolution, maybe I will be this time too! lol

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