Saturday, December 14, 2013

Getting Fit

One of my goals for this year has been to "get fit".  If we look way back at one of my early posts about goal setting, it's clear that I have too many goals and many of them are very vague.

Getting fit is definitely an imprecise goal.  I suppose I should change the goal to something like, be able to do 20 push-ups, swim a mile without stopping, or do a cartwheel without injuring myself.  I'll work on a list.

While I'm figuring that out, however, I will keep on doing things to help me get fit.  Most recently, I rejoined the YWCA and today I went my first Zumba class.  Zumba is a trademarked dance aerobic program available at many gyms.  The classes use mostly Latin music.

I had fun, but I also had no idea what I was doing.  If you look closely at this picture, I most resembled the lady in gray at the back of the class.  Her leg isn't kicking, her arms are at her sides and she looks a little confused.  That was me for an hour today.

On the other hand, I elevated my heart rate, danced around with a smile on my face, and maybe I'll even remember a few of the moves the next time.

I'll have to think of a measurable Zumba goal.  Any ideas?


  1. Actually, I disagree that your goal should be more precise. I would say that it should be less precise; e.g.: "improve fitness." As Bridget Jones says, "Happiness is a result of attainable goals." And "improve fitness" is surely attainable. Best of luck!


  2. Have you seen the different 30-day challenges? I have a friend who has done these two:

  3. Measurable Zumba goal: go with Amy on Friday.