I’ve never tried Zumba, but I see it everywhere – and it looks like FUN! 😀 I was actually considering going to a local class, but when I mentioned it to my daughter she asked if we could get the Zumba Workout DVD for home instead.
(She’s not a big fan of classes for some reason.)
She tried Zumba over the summer with a friend and really loved it – said it was a lot of fun. I’ve been trying to encourage her to get on board with me, to work out and eat healthier, which can be hard with any teenager. But I haven’t pushed because I don’t want to give her a complex.
That can be a fine line as a parent. I would like to see her get in better shape and encourage her to lose the weight that we put on together. Just seeing me lose almost 25 pounds has inspired her to take an interest, but she hasn’t quite been sold on making major changes. And I don’t want to push her.
She is a bright, beautiful, confident child and I love her just the way she is! As a 15 year old teen girl, I know she can be very impressionable – and the last thing I want to do is make her self conscious or less than happy with herself or her appearance. One of the things I love most about her is her attitude and her confidence.
So like I said, it’s a fine line. I want to encourage her without affecting her self-confidence. So I don’t push, but I do try to inspire. (She’s 30 pounds heavier than I am at the moment, by the way.)
Anyway, this was not really meant to be about my daughter, except that I am trying SO hard to get into a regular workout routine – and I’m finding it incredibly difficult. I think it would be much easier if I had someone to do it *with* – both for fun AND for accountability. Or if the workout itself was actually FUN. And of course easy, meaning I don’t have to shower and get dressed and drive somewhere just to do it (LOL).
So when she suggested Zumba, I was all over it! 😉 I had her look it up and find the one she wanted on Amazon. She chose the Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set, which comes with the toning sticks too. I checked it all out, and even read the reviews – which were overwhelmingly positive. If you check out the video on that page you can see how much FUN it is. I can’t wait to try it out!
I also like that it’s a DVD set, and not one that only works on a game system, because I can take it anywhere and play it on anything (even my laptop).
The package should be here tomorrow (you gotta LOVE Amazon’s fast shipping!), but we’re heading out on a road trip for the weekend. There’s a nice gym in our hotel so we’re packing workout clothes and planning to work out while there. But I can’t wait to get back and try out the Zumba Workout DVD when we get back!
I’m going to make it a point to start on Monday, with or without her, and just hope that she joins in. 😉 Mostly for me, because it would be more fun to do WITH her – and because I love that I have a 15 year old that actually *wants* to hang out with her mom (LOL). But for her too, because I do care about her health, and I’d really love to see her take an interest of her own, without any pressure…
What about you? Have you tried Zumba classes, or do you have a Zumba Workout DVD?
I would love to hear what you think of it!