Remembering When I Zigged When They Zagged

I was thinking today about how far I've come with stepping outside my comfort zone. But as I came across this blog post from 2013, it still made me chuckle.

Reposted from May 2013

Many images came to my mind as I stepped WAY out of my comfort zone and tried Zumba (rolling my eyes) of all things today. Fish out of water, an innocent squirrel being electrocuted on an electric fence - I'm pretty sure this was what I looked like as the room hip hopped, Salsa and swayed. I don't have a rhythmic bone in my body. If I ever thought I did, today proved otherwise. I stayed in the back of the class and tried not to get in anyone's way. But then we had to turn around.
Yes this little hip moving number had us doing a 360. So those in front of me were no longer in front but behind. She tried not to smile, but I knew she couldn't help it. Then as we turned again, she let out a little laugh. I knew she couldn't help herself. I had positioned myself where I couldn't get a glimpse in the mirror. I didn't want to know. But the smile and giggle told me that yep, this white girl can't dance. I leaned over to the good natured all-in-fun smiling lady and said 'I don't think my hips will move like that'.

She said to give it time. I would get it. But I think under her breath I heard 'maybe'. Another lady remarked that she liked my shoes. I think she was just trying to make me feel better. I'm thinking this is payback for making my child step out of his comfort zone and try Kindermusik. It took a few classes for him to feel comfortable. Now he's comfortable and enjoys the classes. I'm not really sure that will happen with me and Zumba.

I can hold a plank. I can do a few push-ups. And the bosu ball is no longer my enemy. But the idea of dancing and especially where others (gasp) can see me is way beyond my skill set. I'm actually still pretty surprised at myself that I even tried it. But there was also something exciting about stepping into something that was so far fetched and way out of my element for me.

 Will I try it again? Sure, why not. I'll just keep telling myself that everyone is looking at me thinking "She's got the Moves like Jagger".

Original post link here.

And NO, I've never been back to Zumba class. Maybe I should give it another try? ;) 

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