Friday, March 29, 2013

When all else fails.....improvise!

The girls in my office have been doing Zumba for about a 2 1/2 months. A friend of mine has been doing a class for us.  We started out 2 times a week, but we lost one class because our teacher had to cover a maternity leave at the gym. (We knew it was coming, but we didn't know when.)  We've missed a few classes due to schedules, sickness, and holidays.

There are 4 of us who are really working hard to get in shape. (One has already lost at least 40 pounds!!) We agreed that we want to do Zumba at least twice a week---even if our teacher can be there.  So last Friday, Leti set up her iPhone to record our class.  The video was in 3 parts because someone kept calling her.

We started the first video and there was no sound.  We tried doing it without, but it just didn't work.  We realized that YouTube had muted it because of a copyright concern.  So Leti pulled out her iPhone and set it up next to the laptop. We synced them and started dancing. :)  BTW....the bright pink tank top is me.  I'm in about 1/2 of the video.

We had a few more hurdles.  One, Leti's phone was set to go to sleep after 1 minute, so we had to go into settings and tell it to "never" go to sleep.  She also had a couple of phone calls, so we had to resync. And we had to switch to the 2nd and 3rd videos (which, thankfully, still had sound!)

Sometimes, you have to improvise to get the job done. It would have been easy to give up and just try next time. But we persevered.  And we had a great workout!

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  1. Genius! Now that is determination!

  2. That is serious determination! I keep seeing all the Zumba lovers and can't wait to try it out after next weekend when my run is behind me.
    Have a great weekend,
    Lulu and Daisy

  3. Hilarious! But good for you for making it happen! Never tried Zumba - kinda worried about how ridiculous I'll look with my lack of coordination!!


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