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Funky Old School Dance, Yo. - Wendy Will Blog
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Funky Old School Dance

May 22, 2012

On Sunday, I committed to going to the gym at 8:00am. You have no idea how hard this was for me. First of all, I hate mornings. Hate. I have long wished to become a morning person because the thought of it sounds good but morning just aren’t for me. I’ll stay with being a night owl. Anyway, I made it there a little closer to 8:40am and did my time on the treadmill for a good 40 minutes. I even threw in some strength training for good measure. As I headed back to the locker room, I noticed a bunch of people waiting for a group class to begin. I moseyed over to check the schedule and on a total whim decided I’d take the class too. Even after I said I would never, ever take this particular class again. Me and funky old school dance do not mix.

I found a safe spot in the back of the room for an easy exit if I couldn’t hang. It was a genius move considering the last time I took this class, I stupidly stood so far from the doors that I would totally have to do the walk of shame to get out of there. My next genius move was to shout “ME, ME, ME!” from the roof tops when the instructor asked if it was anyone’s first time. You know, so everyone would cut me some slack. My third genius move was standing behind two ladies who obviously were regulars. This was my saving grace but I think one of the girls thought I was totally stalking her.

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I seriously have two left feet and absolutely no rhythm. I struggled, y’all. I looked like a robot and we definitely were not doing the robot. I was a sweaty mess when we were done. And yes, I made it through the whole class! Next time, I think I just need a couple glasses of chardonnay before class. Wine totally makes me a better dancer. Just ask any of my friends who saw me at BlogHer last summer!

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Today we’re wrapping week three of the #iwillrockthis weight loss challenge. I really wanted to lose 16 pounds by July 1st. I think I’m realizing that I probably won’t get there by then and that I likely won’t be in a bikini this summer. Don’t count me out though. I’m just shifting my goals a little bit. I’ll lay out those goals for you next Tuesday!

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I also wanted to give a huge shout out to Lizz from Am I Funny Girl, Chrissy from The Lazy Pit Bull, and my long-time-friend Heidi (one of the non-bloggers doing this challenge) for killing it in week two! I can’t wait to see how the standings come out this week!



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Jessica May 22, 2012 at 6:45 am

Week 3 wasn’t bad for me. My best so far. And shifting goals is not a bad thing.

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Ashley May 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Nice work!! I dance like I’m having an epileptic fit, but I’m trying not to care anymore. Not too much anyway.

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Katy May 22, 2012 at 6:33 pm

The fact you went to the gym before 9am on a Sunday is awesome! You should be proud of that alone. Loved that you gave the class a shot and I would have been right there in the very back with you tripping over my own two feet!

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Mama Bub May 22, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Week three was a bit of a disaster for me. I’m proud of you for sticking around for that class. I’m so self conscious in those classes, I just want to die.

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Heidi May 23, 2012 at 7:36 am

That is awsome that you did that class. And even better that you were up early and to the gym. I was still at home in PJ’s with the girls. You are doing great!! Keep up the good work. It will come off eventually – you just have to find out what works best for your body. Everyone is different.

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Ali May 24, 2012 at 10:21 am

So proud of you, Wendy! Taking a class for the first time is a HUGE deal! I know how anxiety-inducing it can be! I’m the type to opt for the elliptical, rather than the possibility of feeling silly at the back of a class…I’m trying to get past that. I’ve been watching the gym’s workout class schedule for a week, now, contemplating and then chickening out! Keep pushing, you are going to ROCK! And the added perk will be learning some fun dance moves at the same time! So maybe this year, when you are kicking it up at BlogHer, you won’t need the wine first! 😉

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