ZUMBA®, Salonpas, and Sleep – Wordless Wednesday

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I love to dance.

I need to exercise more often.

I love when I can combine something I love with something I need to do. It’s the best of both worlds.

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Except in MY world, I have a bad knee. I have to sleep with a pillow under my left knee every night because of pain. My day-to-day activities (minus walking down stairs) are just fine, but dancing – that thing that I love to do – can be tricky.

Tonight, my 3 girls and I exercised with 40 other moms and daughters at a ZUMBA FITNESS® class led by one of my favorite girls ever (I still think of her as a girl, even though she’s all grown up now. She used to be one of my kids’ babysitters many ages ago).

No, I did not turn the camera on our stinky, sweaty selves, but I did take a picture of my knee with my Salonpas pain relieving patch. If the package didn’t specifically say to only use one Salonpas at a time, I would have one in each shoulder, a really big one on my lower back, and one on my big toe.

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Sometimes I feel old.

Another funny thing I wanted to share was this letter written by my 6 year old. Smart kid.

letter to dad

OK, that was SO not wordless. Hmmpf!

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  1. That letter is too funny! I’m sorry about your knee. I love exercising and dancing but my asthma gets in the way so I kinda know how that feels.
    Camille´s last blog post ..Plus Sign

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  2. That note is just the sweetest thing ever! Hope the knee is better :)
    Mommyof2Girlz/StephD´s last blog post ..Kids + Sewing + Photography = Exhausted!

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  3. what a nice note!

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  4. Thanks for the linky! Love your son’s note – the mind of a 6 year old and most of us adults (sleep!).

    http://swankmama.blogspot.ca/2012/03/wordless-wednesday-superstars-linky.html

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  5. Ouch! Your poor knee! (mine couldn’t handle it very well either)
    debi9kids´s last blog post ..3 1/2 years is far too long

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  6. That’s so awesome you joined in on Zumba! I’ve always been intimidated by it, but maybe I’ll have to give it a try as a post-baby workout:) That letter is too cute!

    ~Jennifer
    Jennifer T.´s last blog post ..Babymoon!

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  7. Zumba is crazy intense! OMG it really kicked my butt. I cannot wait to go back. LOL! And that letter? Melted my heart. how sweet!!

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  8. I need to start doing my zumba again.

    Glad you are keeping fit despite your knee problems. Be careful!

    Cute letter :)
    JamericanSpice´s last blog post ..Let’s Laugh Enough Today For Yesterday

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  9. Good on you that you keep up with fitness even though you hurt. And no you’re not getting old, you’re getting better!
    ConnieFoggles´s last blog post ..Wordless Wednesday with Linky – Disney Fantasy Dumbo

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  10. That letter is TOO SWEET! I wish all I did all the time was sleep too.
    Sara´s last blog post ..WW: 3.28.12

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  11. 1st I love the letter, so cute to capture it on film. And hardcore Zumba.. We use the salonpas all the time around my house it really helps with my husband arthritis .
    Sherry BabyPop´s last blog post ..Horse WordlessWednesdays with Linky

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  12. Wish I was more coordinated. It sounds like a fun way to burn some calories. And love that you are doing it with your girls. Sorry about the knee though… Bummer. Aging sucks sometimes.
    alicia´s last blog post ..WW: The Archives

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  13. I have yet to try Zumba!
    Dagmar ~ Dagmar’s momsense´s last blog post ..Wordless Wednesday: Easter Chocolate Care Package

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  14. I love love love Zumba- even took classes at a studio for over a year. Now I am relegated to Zumba on the xbox, that although still fun, not the same. And yes, although we already knew this–very smart young man. xo

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    Lolli Reply:

    Yep – I’ve only done Zumba on the wii. Still fun, but not quite the same as a room full of 40 of your friends. :)

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  15. I have got to try Zumba… but not if injuries happen! LOL! Get better girl! BTW.. what a smart kid you have. Sleep is awesome.

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    Lolli Reply:

    Oh, dont worry about Zumba….my injury happened a year and a half ago and almost anything I do aggravates it. Even laying down in bed makes it hurt. I was talking with my friend the Zumba instructor and reminded myself that physical therapy might be in order. :)

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  16. I’m so glad to hear that I’m not the only old person with aches and pains. I’ve had a few hip problems lately. It’s beginning to affect my running. :( Maybe I need some of those patches too! lol
    Kristi {at} Live and Love Out Loud´s last blog post ..A Lovely, Laid-Back Kind of Weekend {Wordless/Wordful Wednesday}

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    Lolli Reply:

    I got a whole package of the patches and think I’ll be using them a lot this week. ;)

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  17. that note was to cute.

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  18. Oh no. I hope your knees feel better soon. You poor thing. I really want to go to a zumba class soon : )
    Life with Kaishon´s last blog post ..Nequetta Alford Philadelphia Model + Makeup Artist + Actress

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    Lolli Reply:

    You should do it. It’s so much fun! Old injuries that act up…not so much fun. ;)

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  19. Oh no! I hope your knee is feeling better now. I could sit next to you and Carrie with a patch on my back!

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    Lolli Reply:

    It’s pretty bad this morning, but my tonight it will be back to it’s normal mild ache again. :) And? It’s a date! Instead of beers we’ll be passing the pain patches. ;)

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  20. I LOVE Zumba!!!
    And yes, you have a pretty smart kid there!
    :)

    Tammi
    My Organized Chaos

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  21. It sounds like we would make a good pair. I have a bad knee too and love Zumba! It’s worth a little pain every once in awhile :) So excited to meet you in a few weeks at #DisneyGlobalEvent! :)
    Carrie with Children´s last blog post ..Wordless Wednesday *Linky* – Tornado Molly

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    Lolli Reply:

    We will be the two women soaking our feet and legs in the hot tub every night. ;) I can’t wait!!

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