Dancing Queen?

Earlier this week, I decided that I’m going to start exercising. I say this every few months, and usually nothing comes of it. This week, I have actually worked out (so far) two days! In a row! Shocking, I know. For Christmas, I got this awesome DVD!

I loved Julianne on Dancing With The Stars, so I was sure I’d love her DVD. The first time I watched it, just to see what it was like, I thought it looked fun and pretty easy. Easy? What. Was. I. Thinking. I texted my mom to tell her that if she hadn’t heard from me in 30 minutes to call and check on me. A few minutes into the warm-up, I was sweating. She started doing things I couldn’t do (due to the whole fused spine thing) so I decided to move on to the first dance, the cha-cha. Now, I took a week-long dance class in college, and the cha-cha was mine and my partner’s favorite dance. It was fun and fairly easy. Julianne’s cha-cha? Not so much. About 20 minutes into it, I was on the ground. Couldn’t move from complete and total exhaustion. And I’d only learned about three 8-counts of the dance. Seriously? I’m 24. I shouldn’t be in such terrible shape. This is pathetic.

The next night, I actually learned the rest of the dance and made it through without collapsing from exhaustion again. Unfortunately, now I have this weird pain in my back, probably due to all of the “hip-action” (Julianne’s words, not mine) and the fact that fused spine = limited “hip-action”. The pain isn’t hindering my movement, it is just a dull ache. I’m probably taking tonight off due to other plans, but I’ll hopefully be back on schedule tomorrow. With much less “hip-action”.


  1. says

    That’s how I felt with Jilian Michael’s 30 Day Shred. Watched it first and thought, “there is no way I’m going to get much of a workout from that”. Then I actually did it. KILLED ME. I’ve never been able to get past the first level…mainly because the other levels are too hard on my back. Good Luck!!!

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