Happy. Elated. Exhausted. Strong. Accomplished.
Just a little of how I felt after I taught my first zumba class …
I had been so nervous about it, I pretty much just went from nervous, to fine, to I can’t do this. I had been practicing for 6 weeks, I knew my choreo very well, but there is something about the unknown that was driving me nuts. For example
- Would I remember my moves?
- Would I give them a good workout?
- What would the energy be like?
- Could I KEEP the energy that I start with?
- Would they like my music?
- Would I bring the ZUMBA experience, like I was taught?
My cousin DeeDee came all the way from poughkeepsie to support me at my first class. When we got there I was really excited because the ladies already present were some faces I recognized from Church, some I didn’t recognize, but PEOPLE. Like, it was completely surreal to me, PEOPLE were coming to LEARN and GET HEALTHY with ME! I honestly was blown away by the whole thing.
We started off and I led in prayer, and we began with the warm up. My other cousin Sam made it (yes!) and We really got into the class and I first I was in my head and worried about the next step and the next song. Once I turned around and faced the ladies and saw their smiling faces, I relaxed and had fun.
By the third song, they were bent over. That is a pretty good sign that they are working out something fierce!
We made it through! I messed up, I forgot moves, but I kept dancing. I think that is quite the metaphor for life, really, mess up but keep on dancing.
I had a really amazing time, and I appreciate so much both of my cousins that came out to support me. It brought me so much comfort to see them dancing along and being so supportive.
So I baked some treats for them
I am really happy to have gotten this out of the way, it felt like the first time I caught the right amount of balance on my first 2 wheeler. I had SO much fun. I really wouldn’t want to spend my Saturday mornings any other way. When I named this dream, I said I wanted to bring Zumba to women who don’t work out, It would be even better if I could do it for church. God listens. I was able to teach to an incredible group of ladies that all told me that they had a great time, and I got high fives and SO much support.
Amazing. Blown Away. Incredible. Blessed.
Just some of the things I felt on this day.