I have to say I am having the time of my life as a Zumba® Gold Instructor. I am now leading three classes a week and I love every minute of it.
One of the fun side benefits of being a Zumba® instructor is I get to purchase all this cool “Zumba® Wear” which is fun, funky and functional.
I recently bought a new pair of bright orange Zumba® pants. Today I wore them to my class and as I began I started to realize that they were a little lose. As the class wore on and I continued to bop around they really started to droop.
If you know anything about Zumba® you will know that the participants follow the instructors every move. I tried to hike up my pants inconspicuously but they caught it and some of them did it too! I started to lose my concentration as I was so focused on having the crotch of my pants near my knees. How do some kids wear their pants that way?
Twenty years ago I most likely would have been mortified by this and have not made it through the class. Another benefit of being middle-aged is we seem not to sweat the small stuff as easily. I made it through the class with a few glitches and giggles along with my very accommodating participants.
It was a fun illustration of resilience in the face of adversity. Sometimes we are faced with silly glitches in life. It is up to us if we are going to go along with it or let it annoy us. It’s our choice.
It's way more fun to keep dancing!