Hard to believe that just last week I was talking about feeling so fat. That was last week, right? I’m trying to get more disciplined in my life. I’m eating better. I’m exercising. I’m trying to read blogs more regularly (did you notice that I commented on every single entry last week?)
Today’s post comes compliments of my son who’s playing Playmobil in the same room as me right now. He’s playing with his knights and pirates and pulls out the jug that comes with the set and promptly refers to it as “a bottle of Jack.” Here’s how that came to be.
I couldn’t be more thrilled at how I’m feeling this week. A little tired? Yes. Still a little fat? Yes. But I have to tell you. I feel better. I crave more water to drink. I have more energy. I might be tired but I’m not totally exhausted like I need a nap every afternoon that I’m never going to get.
And the best part? I’ve actually been exercising. Consistently!
I don’t mean that I took the dog for a short walk so she could go to the bathroom and passed it off as exercise. I’ve been sweating and getting my heartrate up and I don’t hate it!!!
What’s my secret…
Is it Jillian and her 30 day shred?
Is it P90x or whatever?
Nope. It’s dancing.
I am not a natural born dancer. In fact, I have no dance abilities whatsoever. I even took a dance class for fun and could have swron I was looking at Frankenstein doing hip hop. But it’s still fun to do even though I look horrible and I can’t ever seem to get a sense of the rhythm of the song.
But I’ve married my love of video games and pseudo-dancing and I’ve been doing Just Dance 2. I love it. I totally love it. I’m not any better at dancing. I’m trying to get my hips to actually sway once in a while. But I am definitely breaking sweat and it doesn’t feel like exercise. What?!?
So what’s the problem? The downside? Well, my 4 year old son has been dancing and exercising with me. And I love it. I pick a song and then he picks a song. Sometimes he dances. Sometimes he watches me. He’s young enough and doesn’t know that Mommy is making a fool of herself.
His favorite song choice, though, is always, always Ke$ha singing Tik Tok. It’s got a good beat. You can dance to it. I’m just having a hard time explaining to him why he can’t brush his teeth with “a bottle of Jack.”