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When Was The Last Time You Did The Twist?

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

I recently added two new GOALS to my Team. The first is to DANCE and have fun for at least 10 minutes a day. The second is to LAUGH for at least 10 minutes a day. I think Summer is for having fun, and I couldn't think of a better way to do that. Both goals can also be done while sitting, which means my whole team can be included in them.

I am not a dancer. I can't remember the last time I danced. So, I was having a hard time trying to figure out what would be the best way to accomplish this goal for myself.

I tried just moving to the tune in my head to see what happened, and I wasn't having much success. Then the old tune 'Peppermint Twist' popped into my head. And I thought "Why not?"

Here's a link for you youngsters out there:

So now, for my 10 minutes (or more) a day, I am doing the twist. I don't remember it being this hard when I was in grammar school...which is the last time I did it! I think I used every muscle in my body. If I'd have had more energy, I could have laughed at myself, and killed two birds with one stone...but that was just not possible. So I'll read some more of the hilarious book I'm using for that part of the goal!

Don't forget to have some FUN during the Summer!
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    I love dancing too!! Often put music on and blast away! ....... And of course laughing ....... it even tightens the abs!!! ............. btw: emoticon for the sweet birthday wishes and goodie!!!! emoticon
    1720 days ago
    Cool! Have fun!
    1722 days ago
    I am really enjoying the music--Used to love to twist!

    Hugs, Gail
    1723 days ago
    Hi Ramona - love this ... you know how much I like music. I dance around my office a lot ... the twist is a little hard on my hips ... but I fake it! Enjoy!!
    1723 days ago
    Having FUN should be a part of a healthy life. Laughter and dancing both are great for HEALTH and they are FUN, FUN, FUN. I think I will join you - I already laugh lots and think dancing is wonderful fun.
    1723 days ago
    The twist huh??? I will have to try it. Have you ever heard of laughter yoga? It is wonderful (although a bit goofy which makes it fun). One of the exercises is when you shake hands with someone, you say Aloha but continue on with the ha,ha,ha,ha part turning it into a laugh.

    It is so goofy it makes you laugh.

    Happy 4th!!

    And Alohahahahahahahaha emoticon
    1723 days ago
    Ok, I did it.. lol! Have you tried the Hand Jive yet? (Johnny Otis - Willie and the Hand Jive girls is the best...) I love this one!!! emoticon Here is the link if you've not seen it...


    (The last letter K has to be included in it.. but it won't let me put it together.)
    1723 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/4/2013 4:44:05 AM
  • JILL313
    Hi Ramona, Sounds like you're having fun and getting some great exercise in at the same time. Due to my having back problems and various health problems I'm going to try to adapt this and do as much as I can of the Peppermint Twist sitting down. I used to love to dance but unfortunately it's too hard for me now. It sounds like a Winner of an idea!! I have a feeling you're singing along with this and I hope you are. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1723 days ago
    Good idea! Sounds like a plan!
    1723 days ago
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