Zumba Kicked My Butt



I pulled a muscle in my butt that I didn’t even know I had.

And I loved every minute!

It was so much fun!

Zumba is totally different than anything else I’ve done and it was a nice change from running and things like BodyPump and the 30 Day Shred. I think having variety is definitely important, and I really hope to be able to keep going and/or get the DVDs so I can do it at home.

I got home at 9 pm (the class was from 7:30 – 8:30, and we needed dog food), grabbed 2 big glasses of water and settled in for White Collar – and then I took a shower, got in my pjs and crashed :)

It was a great night!

And my butt / right leg are still feelin’ it this morning ;)


What do you do for activity?

Run, walk, lift, zumba?

After the class last night, I’d say my very favorite activities are:

Hiking, BodyPump, and Zumba. All fun in their own ways.

I also used to do Richard Simmons’ Sweatin’ to the Oldies at my Mammaw’s house after school. He may be crazy, but I can still do the pony!


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18 Responses to “Zumba Kicked My Butt”

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss — July 28, 2010 at 6:11 am

    Glad you loved it!!! To stay active I do yoga, play tennis when I can, horseback ride, and workout..I wish my gym had classes like Zumba (even though I’m personally not much of a fan) or BodyPump! I’d totally hit up those BodyPump classes every chance I got :D

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    Liza — July 28, 2010 at 6:54 am

    Hi Brandi! Wow, looks like fun! I should really try it– I hear it’s fantastic but still haven’t gone.
    I like running and power yoga, and biking sometimes too.

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    Katie @ Healthy Heddleston — July 28, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Since I don’t belong to a gym currently, I really enjoy running, tennis, and basketball. My husband and I can enjoy this together on summer evenings. We are soon moving and our apartment complex has a gym so I’m stoked to mix things up a bit!

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    Tammy — July 28, 2010 at 7:32 am

    The picture is priceless!
    Maybe you should sit on a heating pad today.

    • Brandi replied: — July 28th, 2010 at 7:42 am

      that’s not a bad idea!! Too bad I don’t have one at work :)

      The stairs were KILLER walking up to my office today.

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    Amy @ Second City Randomness — July 28, 2010 at 8:00 am

    Sounds like such a great workout! I’m mostly a runner for getting my cardio in, but I am always open to trying new things. My friend Annie just gave me a resistance band for a new way to get some strength training in… and I’m sort of intimidated!

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    Katie @ Health for the Whole Self — July 28, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Glad you enjoyed Zumba! I’ve never tried it, but I have a friend who is an instructor and she ADORES it! :)

    I’m currently loving Body Pump!

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    TanyasDailyProductReviews — July 28, 2010 at 8:42 am

    that sounds fun, it’s like dancing

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    Erin — July 28, 2010 at 9:04 am

    For activity I run 3 days a week and go to spinning class the other 3. I’m also attempting to enjoy yoga but have yet to succeed. If I could do anything (meaning if I had the money) I would love to learn ballet, thats sort of a dream of mine.

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    Heather — July 28, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Isn’t it fun??? My hips don’t really move like that, but I try! :)

    I love trying new things – keeps me interested!

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    Angharad — July 28, 2010 at 9:33 am

    Mixing it up is muy importante, no? I agree. I mostly run and then pepper the rest of my time with yoga, body pump and bike rides! I need to buy a tennis racket and make more of the courts at the end of our street…

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    lowandbhold — July 28, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Right now all I do is run and BodyPump – but I need to be doing yoga and the elliptical too.

    I am glad you loved Zumba! I want to try it.

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    gavrielski — July 28, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Such a great post-Zumba face!! For activity, I love: running, hiking, swimming, cycling, spinning, and dancing. I’ve never tried Zumba (I’ve always felt a little intimidated at my gym!) but now I really want to! I would love to mix in more yoga, too.

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    Cara — July 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    You know, I went to a zumba class one time and it’s the only time I walked out of a class before it was over. I felt it was such a waste of time, my heart rate wasn’t rising at all! But I’ve heard great things about this activity so maybe this was just a really bad instructor.

    My workouts of choice are lifting (I follow New Rules), HIIT cardio (either on the arc trainer or Cathe dvd’s) and running :)

    • Brandi replied: — July 28th, 2010 at 3:25 pm

      I think it might really depend on the instructor – I was sweating SO much in the class last night and my heart rate was up there for almost the entire class!

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    Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) — July 28, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    I’m jealous. I’d love to try Zumba or Bodypump! They don’t offer either class near me.

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    Cammy@ClassroomConfessions — July 29, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Yay! So glad to hear that you enjoyed Zumba! It is my favorite workout :)


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