Achieving this kind of balancing act obviously takes years of training and practice. (Plus probably some circus / acrobatic training.) But after the “Tough Love” post, thought it might be helpful to see the other side of this whole “getting in shape” thing. Yes, it’s hard, mostly unpleasant, even with the whole endorphin thing, but it can also be incredibly beautiful. Take a close look at the placement of the hands, the strength in the feet, the elegance of the pose itself, perfect symmetry.
Maybe you are training for a 5k, a body building competition, or using strength training to help with weight loss. Maybe you don’t have any goals currently. That’s just fine! But when you look at images like this one or watch someone rockin’ out in Zumba, pulling moves that don’t look humanly possible, let it inspire you. Don’t think about where you are now, the bulges, flappy skin (if it applies, and yes, sadly it does!) but the muscles that are sculpting underneath, the strength and grace you’re working toward. These things come at a price – are you willing to pay it?
Hint: the answer’s “YES”!!!
- Zumba!! (mommaladybug.typepad.com)
- I want to start strength training but I know very little about it. Where should I start? (ask.metafilter.com)
- Getting Fit With Zumba (everydayhealth.com)
- Burn Fat and Build Muscle in the Same Workout (stack.com)
- What Is: Kettlebell Training (ptmepersonalisedtraining.wordpress.com)
- Zumba Fun (bodychange.net)
- How effective is Zumba in weight-loss and toning you ask? (zumbawithaimeeanddarlene.wordpress.com)
- Zumba: Going with the Beat (goldenrule.com)