Goal Keeping: Exercise

Me at Zumba

I know, you have 'Exercise More' on your goal list for 2016.  
Oooh, I could bet money on that one and be the big winner! :)

Two years ago that was on my list too. 
Guess what...this one was a success!
I posted a little bit about it back in January 2014 when my girlfriend and I began Zumba classes at our community center here in town.
We are still at it and having the best time.

It's hard! We sweat and look much more like Napoleon than sexy
cheerleaders but it's so much fun.

Music, dancing, and laughing with friends.
What more could you want from sweating?

If exercising is on your list of wonderful things to do in 2016, visit Zumba.
I Love It!!

Check out the Poofing the Pillows Facebook page to see a video of my teacher Chely in action.
I'd love for you to follow me there.

Now if you are thinking about Zumba don't be intimidated.
You can take it at your own pace and even after all this time my booty still
doesn't shake like it's supposed to. :)

Have fun with your goals and you are more likely to stick to them!

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  1. Hi Stacey, love the Lucy clip!! Sounds like you are having the best time and it's been a success. Have fun!! xo

  2. I bet you love Zumba! I know a lot of people who really enjoy it!

  3. My aunt LOVES Zumba! She was dancing away at my daughter's wedding and my uncle asked her how she knew all the songs. She laughed and said,"Zumba!". I'll have to find a class and a friend willing to look like Napoleon Dynamite.;-)

  4. I love that clip of Lucy! I am a walker and tennis player... that is my form of exercise. I would swim too if I had a pool.

  5. I think Zumba would be fun for me, but the classes at my tennis club are not at good times for me and I'm too cheap to pay money when we already spend a lot of money for the club. Maybe I should put on some music and do my own thing!

    Make sure to check out my blog after 3 p.m. PST. I picked the features for this week's Share Your Cup and yours is one of them. I love your sign with the lyrics of What A Wonderful. That's the song my son and I danced to at his wedding. I took your idea and made an iron on transfer for a tea towel. And, I want to do it on a pillow, but haven't gotten around to it.

  6. I haven't tried zumba, I have a bad knee and I'm kind of scared I'll hurt myself twisting. I dislocated my patella years ago and I'm mentally scarred forever... Hurt worse than childbirth. My neighbor and I were walking everyday but she fractured her foot...I'm so bad at exercising alone. I need to do it anyway!

  7. It's all about elliptical for me and my defective feet. I envy you... Zumba looks like a fun way to work out. Someone I know lost so much weight taking Zumba classes over a few months, that I did not recognize her until she spoke to me!

  8. My kids are huge Zumba fans...me? Yes, I should, but I don't. Maybe this year! Maybe... ;)

  9. Exercise is always at the top of my mind this time of year. It's so hard to get out and move in all this cold and snow. I walked the mall a couple time this morning, and rewarded myself with s bit of shopping when I was done. Win, win :)

  10. My word is "Treadmill". Watching t.v. & using the headphones is so comfy & the minutes pass quickly. After I visit you, now, I need to get my daily walk on my treadmill. :)

  11. Yup, need to get on that!! LOL Thanks for stopping by and commenting on our organized pantry.

  12. Hi there! This made me laugh--I LOVE Zumba and Napolean Dynamite too, haha! I have been doing the workout videos consistently for several years and I love it because it doesn't "feel" like working out! Congrats on keeping your goal ;)

  13. I've never tried Zumba, ...but you make it sound so fun, I think I'll add it to my list of "to-do's!" :) ~Rhonda

  14. How fun. Good for you. I'd love to try it sometime.

  15. Ha Ha, you know us well, Stacey. For the first year in a long time I can truthfully say I am sticking with my exercise plan. I commend you on being so faithful to Zumba. How great to enjoy it with a friend too. I've heard a lot of people say they enjoy it. I'll have to check it out.

  16. Good for you!
    I have tried Zumba but then settled on Jazzercise.
    I love the music at Jazzercise - keeps me up on the latest hits.
    Uptown Funk: https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/jDkK8dbAArI?rel=0&showinfo=0

  17. You are just the cutest!! Good for you, getting your booty out there and shaking it!! :)

  18. It does sound so fun! Love the Lucy clip! Haha! Thanks for the inspiration to try it !! xoxo

  19. Zumba....I've been considering giving it a go, but haven't found a class here in the new area. My DIL teaches a class and my granddaughter goes to a kids Zumba class.

  20. I remember when you first posted about your Zumba classes. It's sounds like so much fun. I had high hopes of returning to the gym a few weeks ago and the asthma kicked in. No rhyme or reason. Now it's passed and I want to ease into walking then running the track...then look at the classes. Zumba is one!

    Thanks of the funny videos!


  21. I am still laughing at the fun videos. I 'love' Lucy. I would love to take zumba but have physical limitations but am starting water aerobics at the Y on Monday....I am determined to
    lose weight and get into a healthier state. Your post is encouraging.

  22. Turning your attention to dance, and away from the daily grind, is a great way to relieve stress. Studies show that exercise is very effective at reducing fatigue, improving alertness and concentration, and enhancing overall cognitive function. In Zumba, your arms and legs are generally moving in different directions so it requires a good deal of coordination. Repeated practice improves coordination and helps you feel more comfortable moving your body. Every time you exercise, you release endorphins, which trigger positive feelings throughout the body.


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