Monday, December 29, 2008

Belly dancing?

My friend Danielle, who I admire greatly invited me and some of her other friends to a belly dancing class on Monday nights. Our conversation went a little something like this:

D: In addition to Pilates, I will be taking Belly dancing every other Monday night (alternating with work schedule). You will feel it in your midsection! My mom got me into this. It's $10/class.
ME: I may be down for belly dancing and I know right where the place is. Do I have to bear my middle section and wobbly bits? LOL!!
D: Ha! That's optional! You can buy a cute skirt with coins to shake shake shake!
ME: Hahaha! Good idea. Let me know the next time you're going and I'll try to come.

I think I’m going to go and try it out. Why not? It’s better than doing nothing and I am looking to do more than ice skate. Now that the wedding is over and the holidays will be over in a snap, I feel like I can take time to focus on me and improving my health. This would definitely be a good start.
I also noticed that some sort of martial arts studio is opening around the corner from my house. I would be interested to see what kind of classes they offer. I think alternative methods of working out will be a great way to get started. It keeps me interested and when it’s a class, I feel guilty if I don’t go. Sometimes I need that extra discipline to keep me on the right path.
We also desperately need to go food shopping. Geof has been traveling a lot the past 2 months and we have been eating out a lot or bringing food home most of the time. This is a habit that must be kicked!
I know you’ve seen me post goodies that I’ve made or indulged in over the holidays, but I truly do want to make some changes. I guess the first of January would be a more appropriate time to post this, but I figure now is as good a time as any. I want to get my priorities straight and focus on changes that I would like to make.
I haven’t been blogging for long and I usually keep things pretty light, but sometimes it helps to be honest and put some of my more serious thoughts out there. Thanks for listening and that’s all for now!


Linda said...

I love belly dancing. It's so much fun and a great workout.

Melissa Miller said...

I danced ballet for years. I have always wanted to try belly dancing. Let me know what you think.

Jaded Jill said...

My gym was offering belly dancing a while back, but i was too chicken to go! hope you have fun!

Tasha said...

I have a friend who did a belly dancing class and she loved it! Have fun and be sure to post about how it goes!

AndreaLeigh said...

i've been eating out a lot lately as well and it must stop. the belly dancing class looks like fun!

Chitown Meg said...

Go belly dancing and tell me ALL about it!! Maybe I'll do it :)