Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Red faced and laughing...

I'm not one to follow trends or do what's "in", in fact I usually don't care and giggle at those who follow current trends. Especially when it comes to diets and fashion, I have no interest.
But yesterday the TV was on for a minute (something that doesn't happen as often as it used to) and I caught a few minutes of The Ellen Degeneres Show. Her guest for the day was Kirstie Alley. I'm not a huge fan of hers but I have watched an episode in the past of her show Kirstie Alley's Big Life, and although I didn't enjoy the show I could sympathize with her struggle to lose weight.
I myself have a lot of feathers to shed and have lost quite a few over the years but have hit a slump.
When I saw her on The Ellen Degeneres Show, she was talking about her experience on Dancing with the Stars. She has designed a challenge called 100 Days of Dance where you dance for at least 30 minutes a day for 100 days.
When I saw this I felt so inspired since I had been looking for something fun I could do with the kids for some physical exercise during the day since the winter is now here and walking isn't always easy to do. I love dancing (nothing choreographed or with a partner, but just moving to the music).
I decided I would join the challenge!
So today the kids and I did 30 minutes of dancing, well, kid dancing, which involved a lot of twirling, clapping, spinning and flipping. I tell ya, we were all red faced and laughing by the time the 30 minutes was over! We had such a good time and it felt good to know we were doing something with a purpose. We're usually pretty active during the day, playing, cleaning and such, but since the weather got snowy and cold we haven't been able to go for our daily walks like we were used to.
Playing in the snow is fun, but not always easy to do with the baby (a bit better now that we have a good snow suit for B-Man) but still, I wanted something we could do all together indoors!
It was a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to doing this each day!

"Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance." ~ Dave Barry


cdnkaro said...

Sounds like fun! We do a lot of dancing here too. And hide and seek and gymnastics- all great:)

Mother Hen said...

Carebear loves gymnastics! Any flipping, or rolling, or being upside down! Loves it! B-Man on the other hand...not so much yet! LOL