I remember the day I created my first dream list. It was almost two years ago.
""Become a Zumba Instructor" was in my top five.
I always envisioned this dream coming to life after I'd lost a bunch of weight and looked more like my image of a fitness instructor; toned, thin, and rockin' fitness clothing (as opposed to loose t-shirts and baggy sweat pants). I never expected to be getting trained this close to my starting weight!
In deciding to become a Zumba instructor at this weight, I had to face a fear. "What if people walk in and think I have no business leading Zumba?" Surprisingly, I'm not that worried about what those people think anymore. It's going to work well for some and not for others.
The point is to get off our butts, have fun, and burn some calories! I can do that - and I can lead others to do that! Maybe not having an "ideal" body shape will help people to feel more comfortable and take a class... to step out of their comfort zone. If so, I'm willing to take that risk!
I don't know how it's all going to work out. But I know I'm not running from my fears. I'm making my dream come true... and that is beautiful!