Wednesday, December 5, 2012

mirror mirror on the wall, I'm certainly not the fairest of them all

A few weeks ago I went to a Zumba class at the gym fancy athletic club that serves alcoholic beverages. I am very particular about where I stand for the class and was fortunate enough to arrive in time to secure my coveted spot at the back right. I hate standing in the front row at Zumba because THE PRESSURE IS TOO MUCH. People in the back copy the people in the front and DID I MENTION THE PRESSURE. I spent a few minutes studying the others in the room and quickly noticed that the woman next to me was wearing a very similar outfit to mine- black capris and a gray shirt. Clearly it's the uniform of great athletes everywhere.

A downside of this class is that it's in front of a mirror. I dislike this for many reason, most of which are nicely summed up below. (I know I've shown this before but it still applies.) 

I know I don't look good when I Zumba, but I'd rather live in a delusional world where I can pretend I do than see my reflection in the mirror. You know what I thought as I saw myself do some of those crazy moves? That I looked like a gorilla. About halfway through the class I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and was pleasantly surprised to see that I looked much better than I expected. In fact, I went so far as to tell myself I looked quite nice and much more professional that I ever would have expected. Who knew I could move my hips like that? I certainly didn't. Then my bubble burst. 

I was not looking at myself.

I was looking at the lady beside me who was wearing the same clothes as me.

I'm just as sharp as a lightbulb. 

6 comments:

Jen said...

haha sorry I just have to laugh. I am way too chicken to attend a zumba class.

Ashley said...

Ha! This is why I have the zumba wii game!

Bailey said...

That is too funny!! One day, I will be brave enough to go Zumba. But first, I should start by actually visiting the gym... baby steps!

Adrienne said...

Oh, that would totally happen to me. I admire your courage. I have longed to be part of a Zumba class, but am so afraid of realizing how truly uncoordinated I really am. :p

stephanie said...

a. that kills me, no you didn't!!!
b. what gym is this?!?! booze and gymming for the win!

Michelle said...

Hahahaha this has to be one of the funniest things I've read in a LONG time! I'm suppressing some serious giggles at work!