I love to dance! I'm not that good at it but that doesn't stop me from trying. As a child, my mom enrolled me in dance classes because I was such a klutz. I tripped going up and ...down the stairs.
I found this photo from a dance recital. I know ...don't laugh.
I was the Captain of my high school twirling team and choreographed our routines.
Several years ago I took an adult dance class from Sheryl Cooper (Alice Cooper's wife).
However, I've never danced like the young people I see on the TV show "So You Think You Can Dance". I'm amazed at their talent and some of them haven't even had much training. Greg and I enjoy watching this show together.
So, this brings me to the point of this Fitness Friday post. I told you last week that I've not been consistent in my exercise for the past six months. And that resulted in my gaining some weight. If you missed it, you can read all about it here.
I know there's no excuse but stress, lack of exercise equipment and triple digit weather have caused some challenges for me. This week I've done my walk/jog three times. If I don't get out early enough, it's just too hot.
So I had to think of alternatives.
What about dance? After all, National Dance Day is coming up.
(Photo Credit: Dizzy Feet Foundation)
Dizzy Feet Foundation is an organization founded in 2009 to help underprivileged young people realize their dreams of becoming professional dancers. You can find out all about it on their website.
In honor of National Dance Day, two fabulous Hip Hop choreograhers Tabitha & Napoleon D'umo have put together a fun dance routine and posted it online. So you can learn it at your own pace and best of all ...in the privacy of your own home.
Believe me, I've never danced a hip hop routine in my life. But there's plenty of time to learn it by July 31st. Are you game? Think of all the calories you'll be burning.
Check out the video and see what you think, OK?
If you take one segment a day and then practice, we might be ready for National Dance Day. I would love to hear what you think about this. So add your comments below, OK?
And don't forget to hop over to Sandy's blog God Speaks Today to hear what she's sharing on this Fitness Friday. We also have a new contributor to Fitness Friday this week. Barbie of My Freshly Brewed Life has a great post today. Check it out and be blessed and encouraged.
Blessings, love and ...healthy living!