My tummy has a wobble and my knee’s noticeably creak. I know I need to get fitter and not lounge around eating cake as soon as the boys go to sleep, but I lack any real motivation. I am very inactive after 8pm, I nose around on facebook, demand cups of tea off hubbie to wash down all the cake and only reluctantly move to head to bed at some point. I think its because up until the boys going to bed it’s a hive of activity, a million questions and a few hundred sibling quarrels, so is there any surprise I have nothing left as soon as they drop off to sleep. My energy levels are completely depleted.
But times need to change; in my mid thirties I cannot put off the little bit of extra weight that creeps up around my tummy and thighs! I want to feel fitter and stronger. When I was at school I very much enjoyed my dance classes. I had to go on stage and perform Rhythm is a Dancer with a few friends (I strategically placed myself near the back, I am performance shy but enjoyed taking part nonetheless!).
My boys like dancing too but its more Gangnam Style random moves. I do not think I will have a chance of getting any of us doing ballet; I for one have no grace I stomp around wherever I go! But I have been looking at the shoes on Dancemania, it would be nice to think I could develop our interests as a family. But for now I will leave the ballet shoes for my nieces, who look adorable in tutus.
Dancing is more something we do at home to burn off some energy before bedtime, especially when the day have been filled with far too much SUGAR (you can barely see his pancake under it all!).
Throwing their arms around manically to loud music never fails to wear them out. Although what the moves lack in poise they make up in sheer enthusiasm, so until they start dance classes in our vicinity we will just continue as we are. However it might be worth refining my boys dancing skills at some point because according to this article good dancing makes men more attractive as it shows their vitality! I cannot say myself I checked out hubbie’s dance moves before picking him but you never know.
But if I could find a dance routine I really enjoy I might find my motivation to work out whilst the boys sleep and rid the wobble for good! Tap dancing could work, I love the sound the shoes make, the repetitive tapping is very relaxing plus it has lots of health benefits as you can see here.