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.