In my last post, I let you in on this area of my life where I struggled. I don’t even know if I would call it a struggle as much as I would say it occurred like a deep dark tunnel to which I may not get out.
GOOD NEWS….I did get out of it as you can now see!
The issue at the time for me was everything in my life that I was making bad and wrong for having happened and then making myself bad and wrong for having thoughts that it was bad and wrong.
Anyone relate to that?
One of the best things I did and it was for a whole lot of health reasons at the time (mental, emotional and physical), was I turned to fitness. I had a friend who was a trainer and ran me and while I will most definitely tell you I didn’t enjoy running all that much, I did enjoy the feeling in my body after a good run. It was euphoric. I felt lighter. I could breathe clearer, think clearer and I found myself smiling more and more.
There is just something about working out when you increase your heart rate and MOVE YOUR BODY instead of curling up in a little ball that pushes all the negativity out! I swear it was like having the upset, angry, depressed me being shot out my finger tips and toes. Day after day of training, I became happier, confident and before I knew it, ready to take on the world!!
This is why I am so lit up about supporting others with fitness. Fitness takes on so many forms from Zumba, running, yoga, LAUGHTER yoga, spinning, swimming, tennis, horseback riding, squash, boot camps, aqua aerobics, weight training, hockey, basketball, football, figure skating and even hoola hooping!!
Exercise is exercise and the point I am making is that you too can have that awesome feeling that fitness provides by finding something to do that lights you up….that you won’t give up on….that is an expression of who you are!
I have fallen in love with teaching many forms of Zumba and laughter yoga for a few very simple reasons:
1) I LOVE TO DANCE
2) I LOVE TO LAUGH
Music is heavenly to me and any time I can move my body to music and especially teach others how to, I am IN! Laughter….well seriously….I don’t know anyone that would dispute having a great belly laugh every now and then and how great is it that you can actually get a work out laughing?!?!!!
COME ON!!….That is just all sorts of AWESOME in my books!
Wherever you are at in thinking about fitness….want to start…have to start…just starting…well on your way…a pro…wherever you are at, just know that fitness is an outlet to bringing on the HAPPY in your life and if you are ready to dance and laugh, I am here to support you and your friends and family in meeting ALL your fitness needs!
You don’t have to do it alone!
Zumba with Tammy
Tuesday and Thursdays 7pm
Wednesday and Fridays(w/Cheryl) 930am
2389b St. Clair Ave. West Toronto M6N 1K9
First Class FREE….Please RSVP!