There was a time when I thought I’d never be able to say this, but I’m finally feeling pain-free enough to get back to doing Zumba again! Of course, I adapt and modify the routines on my DVDs and games depending on how I’m feeling cerebral palsy wise, but it feels amazing to be back to it!
When I first got into it after my family bought a wii game for my sister about three years ago, it didn’t take me long to get hooked, because I can do it in sitting, standing or kneeling. However, with my hip pain that was bothering me quite a lot before my acupuncture sessions, and my various back pains, I haven’t done much of it over the last year or so, and the main bulk of my exercise has been walking around town instead.
I’ve always like working out at the gym but I liked Zumba even more because I can do it without anyone helping me, (I struggle getting on and off gym equipment by myself), and I can do it at my own time and pace.
I’m pretty sure I look like a fool doing Zumba, but I find it so much fun that I don’t really care if I’m honest. Plus, I do it all at home so that I can do as much or as little as I feel like without having the pressures of wanting to try keep up with a class full of people. That, and if I do it standing up at home, I can do it in front of the sofa so that I have a soft landing if I fall.
You may have noticed that I’ve felt in a bit of a rut lately with my anxiety and low moods, but being able to do some Zumba, along with a bit of sunshine, is starting to make me feel a lot more settled within myself.
I’ve even started to clear out my room today, and that’s quite a taxing workout in itself, believe me!