Dancing Impaired

EDIT: Mandisa off American Idol?? This show blows! I know her song choice was horrible, but she’s way better than say, Bucky. Gag me with a big giant spoon!

Why is it that after working out I feel energized for about 20 minutes, and then I just want to fall asleep? Or eat? Isn’t that sort of evil of my body–to make me want sleep and food after exercise? Does anyone else experience this?

I have this workout DVD that I bought called “Cardio Dance Blast,” and of course when I bought it I thought I would hate it, not be able to do it, or just not want to do it. Well, I don’t hate it, I actually have fun doing it, but I definitely can’t do all the dance moves. Anything involving hip action completely throws me off. I’m just not used to moving my hips on command; I generally forget my hips are there, as odd as that sounds. In the video there’s these women in their cute little workout clothes, moving their hips in a way that doesn’t make them look like an uncoordinated moron, and then there’s me, trying to figure out how to move my hips in a way that doesn’t look like I’m being jerked by invisible hands. Oh well. I’ve just started jogging in place when there’s a move I can’t do, and I figure as long as I’m moving, it’s good. And who knows, maybe by the summer I’ll be a dancin’ diva! (I can dream, can’t I?)

What’s funny about this video is all of the women in it are of course dressed in clothes suitable for working out, except for one. There’s one girl who’s wearing jeans and a t-shirt and going to town, and it’s like they stuck her in there to make the viewer think, “Wow, anyone off the street can just come right in and start dancing!” She’s also the only one who doesn’t look like she weighs 2 pounds dripping wet, which is nice. Also funny are the comments the instructor gives, like “Shake it, don’t break it, girl!” or “I know you’ve got a booty, so stick it out there!” or “Swing those hips. You know you like it!” Haha. I can’t help but giggle when she says things like that, and then I thank God that I’m doing this in the privacy of my own home and away from laughing eyes.

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