Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I can't dance, I can't talk

In the day, I could dance and dance and dance. I once danced for exercise and fun. I didn't realize it until one day when I looked at my baggy clothing, but I'd lost ten pounds without even trying. That'll never happen again.

I'm not fat, but I'm short. I have put on an extra twenty pounds. When I was on vacation with the hairdo from hell, I didn't realize how much the, previously, adoring camera had betrayed me until I saw the results of the photos. What a friggin' shock. I was horrified. I had to act.

I got right on it and dug out exercise tapes with dance aerobics, hip hop, walking, etc. I'm not only fat, I've lost any coordination I once had. I feel like a beached wale. With a little practice, I can get through a routine and it's becoming a little easier. My problem is, though I have a spacious basement, it's carpeted. So I'm out on Ebay looking for dance sneaker. Dance sneakers? Who knew. I need something I can pivot with and scoot in on the indoor/outdoor carpet.

Back to Ebay. I'm employed, but my husband is not, so I wasn't willing to pay full price for dance sneakers. Will, there they were for $10.00 on Ebay. Brand new and the right size and width, I've got bunions and a fat foot. I'm not holding my breath on their comfort, but the price was right and if they don't work out, will, I'm out a few bucks instead of a lot. I was just notified that I won the auction. Is it a good sign? Wait and see, I guess.

The good news is, the first two weeks, I lost five pounds. Yay. That's enough to keep me encouraged, so I went and bought some more exercise tapes. I'm rollin' now, boy.

Until next time, Good bye and God bless.
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  1. Yeah I once took a dance class for a PE credit at college and lost 20 pounds that semester.

  2. Congrats!
    And I never possessed coordination. Ever.

  3. I let my daughter-in-law talk me into taking an adult tap class with her last year. I didn't realize at the time that I was commiting to be in the end of year full school recital. With all the kids' classes. In a red fru-fru costume. With sequins!

    Enjoy the privacy of your basement.

  4. I envy girls who can dance. :) It's a rush I'm sure. I coach cheerleading... those who can't do,coach... fits me. :) But one of my favorite parts of competition is choreographing the dance. We start practice next week, I am hoping that some of their energy rubs off on me. :)

    Congrats on getting back out there and ten bucks is a steal!! Dance shoes are expensive!

  5. I'm short too, and I've also put on some weight over the summer. I'm ready to get it off. I used to (and don't laugh) do Dance, Dance Revolution, my kids video game, as exercise. It totally worked. I'm going to start that up again. Congrats on a great start.

  6. Five pounds is awesome! Good for you. I'm short too, and it's a pain that five pounds on us is like 20 on others. My giant friend can gain 20 pounds and I don't even notice! Ugh! Good luck with the new dance shoes...you'll drop the lbs AND have fun.