...and I'm sorry. Very very SORRY. And No, I'm not pregnant. I know that's what half of you thought, but really, it's nothing THAT life-changing.
My secret...gosh...I'm almost scared to write it. My husband doesn't even know! He will now, since he reads this and all..umm...Hi Honey! Love You! Uh...Sorry!?
So anyway...that uh...that secret we were talking about? It all starts with my hatred of winter. It's not the holidays, it's not the snow, it's just being pent up inside with nothing to do, I can't handle it. I go a little psycho. So, in the winter, I find...ahem...workout videos. Please...hear me out.
I can't handle the ones that are all hip-hip aerobic, or peppy disco work-out, I just have to much pride to even do those alone in the living room. I get embarrassed to make that much of an ass out of myself in front of the couch. No, no, this girl gravitates towards things like yoga, or weight training videos. Youtube is a great resource guys, seriously.
But my secret....well..I found a new workout. And I am thinking of...gulp...signing up for classes at a nearby center.
I know, I know, most awkward girl in the world! I know! All knees and elbows! Trust me, I KNOW! But still...I...I...well, I kind of like it. My hips have never felt this good! Really, I swear. After a course I feel like I really worked out, got my giggles in for the afternoon, AND I feel like my joints run smoother.
For the record, I DO NOT HAVE A COSTUME! I do have a silk scarf that I may or may not tie around my hips, but we aren't even going to touch on that topic.
Did you know that belly dancing originates as a way for women to prepare for childbirth. So all you girls thinking of having babies, get shakin'! And all you pregnant ladies, check with your doctors, but really, the beginner courses are so low impact and low stress, they will feel GREAT.
Sure, sure, I giggle maniacally overtime they tell me to shimmy my non-existent boobs, or my hips for that matter. Not that my hips are non-existent by any means, just that I have no control over them. But I have found a new respect for the female body....uh...I mean, MY body. I mean, I can shoulder punch! How many people know how to shoulder punch?! No, actually, don't tell me, I prefer to pretend not that many can do it!
Sooo...anyway...now that you are all laughing at me and my secret love of the revolving belly, here is the very first part of the very first belly dancing workout I ever did. I challenge you to do it sometime this week. It's Thanksgiving here in the States, and really, is it going to hurt you? Yes, you will feel like a fool, but afterwards, you just might feel a little bit...dare i say...sexy???
What are your workout secrets? Kegels at your desk? Hiney squeezes in the car? Toe raises in the checkout line? Lunges in the shower? Don't be scared, I've PROBABLY done them all at one point or another.