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Fantasia Live At My House

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bellydancing is fun, seriously, crazy fun. But I'm so glad I can close my blinds so people can't peer in and comment on my uncanny resemblance to the dancing hippos in Fantasia. Really, all I'm missing is the tutu and a slender crocodile (or are they alligators?) to herniate while trying to lift me. But as ridiculous as I may look, not quite two weeks into my daily bellydancing regime and I've already dropped an inch off my waist. A small victory, but victory nonetheless!

Along with my loss of an inch, I am becoming more aware of my body and how I feel within it. I am more aware of the space around me. I can feel myself more, in my head I feel willowy and strong. My abdominal muscles (I have some! Know how I can tell? They hurt!) are stretching and yawning as they awaken from their twenty some odd year slumber and they smile as they warm up.

This is a beautiful beginning.
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HEALTHYNAK 12/27/2010 2:01PM

    So are you still doing the bellydancing? LOL...I know what you mean by the hippos..I relate..you should see me in NIA! But the hippos were still gorgeous..and boy did those crocodiles luv em! emoticon

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HAPPYCPA1965 11/17/2009 4:52PM

    I love working out and I love the way it makes me feel. Hopefully you will come to enjoy that soreness you are experiencing the way I do. I do not know you at all but I want to tell you not to be so hard on yourself. I know you would never compare someone else to a hippo so why do that to yourself? Positive thoughts about you will give you better results. And when you keep at it there will be a thin woman belly dancing at your home soon (and it will be you).

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FLEMIDG 11/17/2009 4:50PM

    Congratulations. You are doing something great. As you continue exercising your muscles won't hurt as much. Keep up the good work. This indeed is a beautiful beginning for you.

Darlene


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