It doesn't matter where I'm at (the grocery store or the mall or just walking around outside, if I hear music) I start dancing. It doesn't matter the kind of music and it doesn't matter if there people around, I'll just start moving. Chances are, my neighbors have seen me randomly dance a time or two (or ten). So, it makes sense that I'd be a mom way into Zumba, especially now that my time is limited and if I'm going to move around for an extended period of time on little-to-no sleep, it better be fun.
So, yeah, I am one of those "annoying" people that practice their Zumba steps in the grocery aisle. I have no shame. I make no apologies. When I hear music, I'm back in that gym and able to stop thinking and, well, as a new mother who is constantly thinking of things she has to do, that's a godsend. Not only have I been able to continue a love for dance that I discovered in high school (thank you show choir, you were the best) but I have been able to lose my pregnancy weight, maintain a healthy lifestyle and prepare for my wedding day and the dress I plan on wearing. Perhaps the best part, though, is my ability to strip myself of stress and worry and just enjoy being me, in the miraculous body that grew and sustained and birthed my daughter. Zumba allows me to do something just for me (because yes to #selfcare) and feel powerful in a body that is nothing short of amazing.
So if you see me on the sidewalk bustin' a move, know that I'm not ashamed. In fact, give me a wave, especially if you're one of those people, too. Ain't no shame in my Zumba game, and if the following sound familiar to you, you probably don't have any shame either.