Tuesday I had a session in acupuncture done to help my sore lower back. My back is constantly sore for many reasons. The first and main reason being I have a few pounds that I carry in front and it multiplies the pressure on my lower back each and every time I move. John a Lafayette acupuncturist(leave me a note and I will give you his number) is one that my children have successfully used and I felt I would give him a try despite my morbid dislike of needles. First of all there was no pain. Every once in a while I would feel a "shock" in the nerve that was not unpleasant. I had needles in my back and down my legs to my feet in one or two in each hand. I am here to tell you that I will not miss my appointment next week. My lower back hasn't felt this good in a long time.
I went to the gym yesterday and did my 40 min. on the treadmill and decided to take Lisa up on her offer to attend her Zumba class. Lisa is Bronson's lovely wife and the mom of his equally lovely baby daughter. Lisa is a bouncy, fun, young lady who looks you directly in the eye when she is talking to you... and makes you BELIEVE that you can do Zumba. I have done many things in life that have looked foolish and I figured ....what's one more? The class had people of all sizes. No one stopped dancing and pointed at me and said to throw me out because I couldn't keep up and I didn't know the routines. They were way to busy keeping their own selves on target and up with the music to notice the large sweaty woman in the front. Lisa you are amazing. Girl if I had your energy I could probably get my house clean. I lasted 15 minutes with a few breaks during that time. I walked out on rubbery legs and Bronson made me a protein shake... remember I had said that you earned one if you had vigorously worked out.... well dadgumit.... I earned one. It wasn't wedding cake but it was good.
Lisa I will be back. I will do 20 minutes the next time. I will be able to swing my hips and move my arms like I am supposed to. I will be able to keep on the right foot and shake the right leg. I will be able to move in a circle... swing my hips and wave my arms. My goal is to last 20 minutes and to memorize one routine... the rest of the time I'm just going to move and have a good time.