Thursday, February 6, 2014


It's a little ironic that I had plans to talk to day about my new dance class and how graceful it's making me feel. 

Ironic because last night I had a near-fall-on-my face treadmill experience (in the privacy of my own home thank everything I can give thanks to) and I live to tell the tale. It's not the first time the near-fall has happened and it's always when I'm screwing around on my phone. This time I was replying to an email and trying to simultaneously speed/dance/jazzercise walk to this jamsky:

I could watch this gif over and over. A fail of epic proportions - sandals in the air and all! 

Okay, enough self-ridicule. I really do feel more graceful after just two dance classes. It helped that the routine was exactly the same as last time, so my body anticipated moves so much better and I was able to put some of my own sass and spin on some of the moves. I'm known to take things to another level, but for now I'm in the back of the class and just trying to get a great workout.

apparently there's another class today that we are going to make and I'm nervous because it's actual Zumba and not "Group Groove" as I've been going to. I need a little more salsa in my step. Or I really hope its like this. Fergie eat your heart out.

The best things about going to dance class are:

:: Taking the time out of the routine day to get my sweat in
:: Taking a class with co-workers, team bonding 101
:: Coming back to the desk and demonstrating my best booty pop to the people who didn't go.
:: Practicing the moves you've learned in the comfort of your own home.
:: Walking a little taller, shoulders broad and chin up
:: Playful sense about yourself, especially when it comes to music

And I'm going to keep talking about it till I'm blue in the face - it feels great to switch my fitness from running only to weight lifting and graceful dancing (and twerking).

It's almost the weekend! What are you up to?


Whitney Alison said...

I'm so glad you're loving these classes. I wish we had something like this at my job, I'd go EVERY. DAY. I keep reading your posts on this and I think 'whit...go sign up for a hip hop class!'

Ashley said...

I have had so many of those near-fall-on-my-face treadmill public gyms! They have been embarassing, but thank god I've never actually fallen. I would be mortified. I've also dropped my phone on the treadmill several times and had it fly off the back. It's awesome that you are enjoying your new dance class so much!

Jessi Otey said...

hahaha this just made my day!!

Jessi Otey said...

Oh my gosh I was so distracted by your guy falling gif that I didn't see 'Jessi' <-- you are my new fav for sure :)

Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon said...

Oh noo I hope your fall wasn't painful!! Work out those muscles during Zumba. You are going to love it so much that you'll never run again (is that just me?).

brooke lyn said...

what i would pay to watch you fall on the treadmill. is that mean? i don't care.

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

When I tried out as a spin instructor at LA Fitness I had to take the other instructors Zumba was not a pretty sight for me but it was a great workout!

Meet @ the Barre

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

i tried to do hip hop abs which i guess is sort of like zumba and when i caught myself in my mirror, i laughed so hard and shut that off. that's when i knew it wasn't for me. i'm a lifter at heart!

Vodka and Soda

Melissa Suggitt said...

the more you talk about it the more i want to take a dance class.