Thursday, April 4, 2013

D is for Dance

Welcome to day 4 of the Blogging A-Z April Challenge, 2013!  Each day in April (except Sundays) I will be posting here, and the posts will be in alphabetical order!  This blog is all about my journey to weight loss / good health & fitness. 

For some shameless self-promotion, I have 2 other blogs in the challenge, too.  Check them out!
Maple Grove Cemetery - Halloween related, but don't worry - no gore.  
Random Ramblings - lives up to its name.  Totally random.


Dance can be a wonderful & fun form of exercise.
And you don't even need to be able to do this.....

This is my daughter being stretched before a comp last year.
Look at the smile.  She's not fazed in the slightest!
This would have maimed me permanently! I just would have broke in half.

Anyhoooo, back to reality!
Back in the day when I was a young puppy in the US Navy, I spent many an evening at the base club on the dancefloor.   Then more recently, my cousin & his wife renewed their vows on their 30th anniversary and had a full wedding and(dry) reception.  I sat down for a total of 4 songs that night, the DJ was awesome.  When your whole body hurts the next day, you know you danced hard.

So get out there & dance!!  Work up a sweat!


  1. I get my Hubs to stretch me like that after a particularly tough run. It feels surprisingly good.

    1. A good stretch does feel good after exercise, but I'll pass on this one! LOL!

  2. My body does not now nor did it ever bend into that stretch position. It makes me hurt just to look at the photo. However, I did love to dance when I was young. The only big dance regret I have is never learning to do the Argentine Tango. :D

    1. Mine, either!! Angela wanted me to stretch her, but her teacher said I was being too gentle and took over. O_o

      The extent of the dancing I did when I was younger was in the country bars in and around Navy installations. I was sort of miffed, that there will be different dances for the same song, depending on where you are. I learned most dances in Washington. When I went to San Diego, I was lost. Ugh.

  3. I used to teach a lot of fitness classes in my younger days and I could stretch my leg that far but it would tear me into pieces now. Serious surgery required.

    1. I can only imagine what it feels like to do such amazing things with your body.

  4. I remeber Kirsty Alley promoting to put on a good piece of music and dance like no one is watching as it gets you moving and is great exercise for you

    1. She's right! And being that it's fun helps a lot, too.


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