My New Love Affair…..Aqua Zumba!!

Aqua Zumba

My New Love Affair…..Aqua Zumba!!

This is day 5 of the July 2012 Ultimate Blog Challenge! Today’s post is about changing habits. I’d grown accustomed to not exercising, using one excuse after another to avoid creating and adhering to an exercise routine. Sometimes, it takes finding the right one to motivate you to take that crucial step.

I’m sitting here in from of my computer with a smile on my face. I should be sore and achy, but it’s early still….who knows what tomorrow will bring? I just got back from my Aqua Zumba class. I had been unable to exercise for the past month or two due to a knee condition….I have arthritis and most of the cartilage is gone. My orthopedic surgeon thinks a replacement is only a matter of when not if. However, losing weight would certainly improve my chances of putting that lovely event off for the near future anyway.

I decided that water aerobics would be the ideal way to exercise without requiring too much from my joints and I was so right. My endorphins are on its own planet; I feel so at peace, so DE-stressed! I’d forgotten what joy a good workout can bring to the soul…..I am so glad to have made the choice to do better and to honor the house where this soul resides. I’ve decided to add a 30-minute walk regimen to the mix tomorrow and every day thereafter. Can you tell that my mind is doing cartwheels?

If you have been putting off an exercise program, let me encourage you to check out Aqua Zumba or any aquatic exercise class…it will do your heart good.

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Renee King
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  • Anne
    Posted at 14:52h, 05 July Reply

    You’ve inspired me to go looking for a class Renee. Thanks for posting this.

    • Renee
      Posted at 15:19h, 05 July Reply

      You are so welcome, Anne! I think you will love it!

  • Monica
    Posted at 14:59h, 05 July Reply

    Really!! I do water aerobics now and then and lately I’ve been water jogging but I’d try Aqua Zumba. I normally wouldn’t do this type of class because I have two left feet and absolutely no rhythm but I would definitely try this!

    • Renee
      Posted at 15:18h, 05 July Reply

      Definitely give it a shot….you will need water shoes, but the great thing is no matter how many left feet you have it is so easy to pick up and so much fun too!

  • erwin
    Posted at 08:24h, 06 July Reply

    Ha ha.. I never imagined that Zumba will create water aerobics. This will be great news. I love Zumba

  • Debs
    Posted at 15:37h, 26 July Reply

    I love my aqua zumba. It makes me feel great and happy – I smile through the entire class. I would recommend this to anyone – its addictive and sooo good for you.

    • Renee
      Posted at 11:00h, 27 July Reply

      High five, Deb!

  • Henry Astor
    Posted at 12:38h, 29 July Reply

    Aqua Zumba sounds very interesting. I love swimming, I think this is the best way for me to get my required exercise. Thank you for sharing this.

    • Renee
      Posted at 09:48h, 10 August Reply

      You are welcome, Henry….it won’t seem like exercise at all because you will be having too much fun!

  • Susana
    Posted at 09:43h, 10 August Reply

    This is a very intresting feature on Zumba! One would never imagine that those powerful dance moves can be done in the water! I would love to try this but I have a fear of water and the normal Zumba is to rigorous for me to handle.

    • Renee
      Posted at 09:48h, 10 August Reply

      Susana,

      Yes, the instructor actually said that your workout will be MORE intense underwater. Don’t worry about being afraid of water, the water level was at 4 feet most of the time and once it was 3.5 feet maybe even 3 for some reason. I can’t swim, but it didn’t bother me a bit. Give it a try!

  • Richard Thompson
    Posted at 17:46h, 28 June Reply

    This is awesome! I think it’s great when people realize that working out isn’t really a chore. Things like a runner’s high are real, working out releases endorphins and can make you feel wonderful. Aqua Zumba sounds like a lot of fun too, I’ll have to see if there’s a class in my area. Thanks for sharing, and keep it up!!

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