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Shimmying Back To Life!!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I made it back to bellydance classes last night! 2 hours of class with a total exercise time of 95 minutes! WooHoo! We are learning a wonderful number. It is complicated and oh so beautiful and yes, makes you sweat! My personal coach is there and she helps me ever so much! A few of my old friends are taking again, but so glad to have so many new ladies joining us! The bellydance community as a whole is simply fantastic. I've never felt so welcomed, so unjudged, so free as when I have visited other belly dance troupes or gone to workshops. I feel as I am shimmying my way back into life! My mom was my biggest fan of course and it took alot to get me back to dancing after her death, but I know she would want me to continue and to shine! I'm gonna do it!

Today we had our first (and probably only) snow of the year! Real snow that you could see (if you can see) fall out of the sky and it stuck to the ground! Not much, mind you, but enough to thrill my puppy girl! My neighbor called and told me Sassy was out in the snow running like crazy with the snow flying up behind her and that she was trying to catch snowflakes in her mouth. I went out with my phone to try and capture a pic or 2 and she would run up onto the deck and slide in the snow to me! We both ended up soaked sicne it was a very wet snow! But, I laughed joyfully and she was having the time of her life! I hope we do get some more snow for her enjoyment and my fun! Or, maybe that should be for her fun and my enjoyment? This was her first real snow! Sassy, my snow puppy! I just can imagine how beautiful her dark black self looked out there in that pure white snow! What a contrast!

I have a weigh in tomorrow. I hope it goes well. But, even if not, I have worked out every single day and have drank my water. I didn't make all the right food choices, but I usually was within my calorie range and when not, burned enough calories to counter it. We shall see....

I conked my head again today working out too. I was busy thinking as I did a walking video and ran right into a dorr jam! Ouch! I even have a little bump! I guess it is a good thing I am so hard headed! LOL! I truly am a danger to myself and others, but luckily others aren't always around!

Oh! I almost forgot too.... I am taking that writing workshop I told y'all about way back! A friend said she would go with me, so we are going and it starts tomorrow! It is called "Telling Your Story" and is a workshop on writing your life story. I'm so excited! I have this dream of becoming the next David Sedaris and believe me, I have the family history to do it! Hope to be able to fill y'all in tomorrow! Loving life again and so happy about it!
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2BEHEALTHY2014 1/23/2014 2:30PM

    It's good to know you're getting back to your old self.

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HIKESHAPPY 1/22/2014 6:42PM

    It sounds like you're doing great! I try to focus on what I can do and the scale will eventually have to catch up:-) It sounds like you're having such a great time and the workshop sounds fun, too!

Go, starfish!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/22/2014 11:09AM

    I'm so happy you are back to your dance. It sounds like so much fun.

Sassy and Tazzy could be sisters! How fun.

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SHANTODD420 1/22/2014 9:25AM

    Sounds like you had a pretty good week last week. Keep up the hard work and dedication.

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FANCYKAYAH 1/22/2014 9:16AM

    Its wonderful when we have an activity we enjoy so much, life is about getting out there and doing sometimes. Congratulations~

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ROCKPORT9 1/22/2014 9:03AM

    Awwwww...sweet Sassy! emoticon She has your heart! Hugs, Laurel

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CIPHER1971 1/22/2014 8:20AM

    I love the image of you and Sassy playing in the snow - that will give me a smile all day

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TEDDYBEAR662 1/22/2014 8:11AM

    Auntie Melissa... sounds like you are very excited and happy about your life again! I'm so happy for you!
Glad you enjoyed your Belly Dancing class and best of luck with your weigh in! I'm sure you did very well with all you have been doing!!!
The writing workshop sounds awesome! Have fun!!!
Glad you are happy these days... HUGS!!!!

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LESSOFMOORE 1/21/2014 9:41PM

    Everything is coming up snow roses for you, my dear twin, and you deserve it!


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2BDYNAMIC 1/21/2014 9:17PM

    Sounds great..... the writing workshop ......... and your bellydancing classes. Best wishes for a weigh in you desire to see ........... But regardless, keep up the good work! ....... emoticon

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