This morning I grabbed my hot pants, water bottle and the address to a new Zumba studio.
My girlfriend has been encouraging me to go and I'm so glad that I did.
Surrounded by women of all ages, sizes, and shapes.. I wasn't sure what I had gotten myself into, but by the second song, I was hooked.
Where else are you given license to shake the shit out of your ass and feel like a goddess? Well, I mean other than the bedroom.
My inspiration came from a Latina woman in the front row who had to be in her 60's. She owned her body and was completely moved by the music, the rhythm, the sunshine, and her inner sexiness. It was fabulous!
The hour experience had me thinking, why don't we own our sexiness more? Why don't we have crazy dance parties and enjoy the fact that we have bodies? Or, I guess I should say why don't I own my sexiness more? My hunch is that if men and women were in that room...it could have gotten a little nasty.
But given that most of our days are spent in meetings, typing on a computer, making meals, doing dishes, schlepping something to and from another place...we need to let go and enjoy ourselves.
As I was grabbing my water bottle and heading out, I heard one lady say to another, "Are you sweating vodka?" To which she replied, "Nope, it's rum." With a twinkle in their eyes, they headed home.