Excuses are the bane of progress. And I get away with them when I am completely exhausted, at which point laziness takes over. In my previous post - Body.com, I talked about my struggles of being the chubby kid from birth and well into my early twenties. Being chubby was something I dealt with because I was just that girl who couldn’t get rid of the weight; until I got a gym membership. With it, I also got myself a personal trainer who helped me work to achieve my health goals and what I wanted for myself. I changed things then; but slowly and unfortunately, I have crept back into that state of “letting myself go”.
*SIDE NOTE: while personal trainers might seem like a money waster, investing in someone who knows what they are doing and who professionally works to get people to reach their health goals is a good way to start on the healthy lifestyle path.*
I'm a woman who loves to dance! It makes me happy and just calms the storms ... whatever they may be. It eases my mind and soothes the soul, and if you don't get the chance to dance, then YOU ARE MISSING OUT! One thing I know is, I am not the best dancer, and while I used to shake my little tail-feather, I haven't been quite as able to shake all that I have since my car accident (but that is for another time).
On a bad day, when I don't feel like doing anything, I come home, take my work outfit off, and turn on the music channel and just dance. Why shed the clothes you might ask?!! I personally find that dancing with minimal clothing is the best feeling in the whole world. It almost feels like you've had a chance to shed your "skin" of the day. You get the chance to leave all that stress and worry behind you, even if it is only for a few minutes. And as the music plays, it helps to relieve the tension. Coming from the days where I used to dress up to the nines and put on my best shoes (which weren't always the most comfortable ones but looked on point), that feeling of barely having anything on is freeing and amazing. Having learned from my past, when I go dancing now, I tend to dress for comfort - depending on the location and occasion, which translates to a sexy pair of kicks or an insanely hot pair of heels.