Sunday, September 25, 2011

If it's Sunday...

..it must be Zumba!  Yes, I know I know..if my Mother were here, she'd admonish me for not going to church..

But I'm not a church person.  That's not to say I'm not a spiritual person..just not an organized "church" person.

I do believe.  In Angels..and free choice...


And I don't want this blog post today to get all sorts of philosophical..just know that I do believe..and part of my belief is that I need to take care of myself.


And it's about time, right?  I mean, what does it take?  I've practically killed myself with the wrong choices..food...

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( now vegetarian) ...bad driving. ( I drive really so much more carefully..didja know those side mirror thingies help if you know how to set them?? Who knew??) ...bad decisions..( money, eating, bad jobs) and I was given a wake-up call when I had cancer..



But I really didn't totally wake-up all the way.  Flash forward 15 years later and I am now..well.. in the past 3 years..deciding to take care of  my health.

Eating better, Zumba, resting and learning how to say "no"..

Boy, this is sounding really deep..

to lighten the mood..last week, I took Tank to Zumba.

He was, well, terrified would probably be too strong a word..hmmmm..maybe not.

Just look at that face!


..and that was just waiting to warm up!

OK..ready??


No..get out of my bag, silly..


Come on..breathe...


That's it..bend right...


Yes, tuff monsters DO wear pink..and jingle!


 Shake shake shake!

"put your hands in the air, put your hands in the air.."

Hey..there's a friend from Canada, too!


 Aww.. you earned your very own Zumba card!


Thank you, Tank and Karine'..

And thank you, Lord, for all you're have given..
 
 
 
-me

12 comments:

just call me jo said...

You are really somethin', lady. I love Tank. I think he looks more fit already. And you, my dear, look absolutely vibrant. Love!

Laurie said...

I'm with you Colleen, and I pray someday I'll be where you are.

Vee said...

I'd be with Tank...in the bag...no, I mean in the purse. What did you call it? You're a riot.

Pearl said...

Your accomplishments are to be admired Colleen!

Breezy said...

I've said it .. but it bears repeating..You are amazing. You have charm, wit and courage.
XOXOX
gail

ain't for city gals said...

You go girl!...This is all I have to say about religion...everybody keeps saying "I am waiting for God to show me the way"...does anyone ever think "God is waiting for you"!?!...You are doing it ...

Pen Pen said...

You look great!! I wish I had your motivation and courage to do zumba... Sunday or any day of the week!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

You're such an inspiration Colleen! I miss Zumba and really want to go back. I hurt my left foot about 5 weeks ago and it just doesn't want to heel quickly! I love your philosophy! Thanks so much for your visit!! What is your pinterest ID? I'd love to follow you!! Thanks for pinning my owls :) That's so sweet!

Pearl said...

Colleen I love a lot of your pins to, isn't it fun to see more of peoples likes? I spend a bunch of time on Pinterest and I think your friend is right, "it's like getting a new magazine every day" Thanks kid.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

You just keep that Zumba going, and take Tank along with you, it may take a while but Tank will get used to it.

The Feathered Nest said...

I just love you girl!!! We have so much in common you know....I feel the same way ~ was raised in constant hell fire and brimstone church but love my Lord and know He loves me ~ to live as a Christian is more important to me than to toot my horn at a church wish so much conflict. You are such a precious soul Colleen, thank you so much for sharing your life and your loves, xxoo, Dawn

My Grama's Soul said...

I loved this post!

Nuff said

xo

Jo