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August 6, 2011


Filed under: baby, me, Zumba — Jana @ 3:44 pm

A few months ago, I started craving salt and knew I had to take a pregnancy test, because I just don’t crave doritos and mcdonalds french fries like that usually.  Even though it was 3 days early, I found out I was in fact, pregnant.  I was due in January and was really excited to add a 3rd little one to our family.  I got carsick easily, and was tired, but other than that I didn’t have much morning sickeness.  I had my first appointment at 9 weeks, and the doctor couldn’t find a heartbeat.  Miscarriage  number 2.  She gave me the choice of waiting to pass the “products of pregnancy”  or getting a D&C like I did last time.  Being put under is just about my worst nightmare.  I am a control freak.  Putting the control of my whole body into someone else’s hands is too much for me to handle, that plus I was in a lot of pain the last time I had the surgery, so I opted to wait it out.  Well of course my uterus is an iron trap (previous problems with delivering Carmen and such),  So even after waiting 5 weeks I still had to go in and get the D&C.  SUCK.  The surgery went fine, however,  and I am feeling my old self again.

I decided not to try again for a while.  It’s not the right time now.

Instead I decided I would have a different kind of baby… A ZUMBA BABY!

I have actually signed up for the training to become a zumba instructor.  It’s at the end of this month.  I asked my sister to come down and do it with me, and she said yes, so I couldn’t be more excited.

Two years ago, I went to my first zumba class (with Dionne, the best zumba instructor ever!).  It changed my life.

Up to that point, I had literally never worked out.  I like to be comfortable.  I had gym class in high school and that’s the extent of my fitness history.  I took that first Zumba class and had my eyes opened.  I had no idea you could work out and have fun at the same time.  I had a smile on my face the whole class.  I had found what was missing in my life.  It gave me a small break from my kids each day (which really helps me harness my chi), helped me lose the 49 pounds I had gained while pregnant with Moseley, and transformed my body from soft and squishy to tighter and (slightly) more defined (now if I could only quit pioneer woman). :)  I even have somewhat of a booty again, which had pretty much deflated after my first two giant babies (which might also be thanks to pioneer woman ;).  Plus it just let me JAM, which I haven’t ever really done before, since I never took dance or anything as a kid.  I told my sister about it, and she got hooked too.

I will keep you posted if I ever actually teach a class, but I am so excited to be one step closer.  I have been saying I wanted to get certified for forever and am so glad I am finally just going to do it.  The training is with Gina Grant, who is the hot chick from the zumba video game commercials… so it should be pretty amazing.



  1. I love your sense of adventure!! That is so awesome! I will definently have to get on board with Zumba next time we have a family activity- as I am sure we will need to have a class. :) Sorry about the miscarriage. Blasted bodies and their own time clocks. Love you and miss you all.

    Comment by Bethany — August 6, 2011 @ 5:44 pm

  2. so excited to be your guinea pigs… way to be brave!

    Comment by Tami — August 6, 2011 @ 8:49 pm

  3. I sure love you, Jana Lee and am glad you’re feeling better.
    I want to be a fly on the wall when you and Carly take the certification class. What fun! I’d be doing Zumba for sure if you and Carly were closer. I need a Zumba pal.

    Comment by UtahGrandma — August 6, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

  4. So proud of you, you sweet, sincere, adorable and talented thing!

    Comment by Wendy — August 6, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

  5. Jana, I’m so proud of you!! You’ll be amazing, you’ll rock the style and I’m Pretty jealous too that you’ll get a pair of those cool pants! hehee

    Comment by Chantel Spencer Moody — August 6, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

  6. Your zumba baby is going to be the hottest baby ever.

    Comment by Eve — August 7, 2011 @ 10:09 am

  7. I agree with Eve! You go girl…wish I lived closer and could attend your class. I’d buy your first video though!!

    Comment by BJ Quigley — August 11, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

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