Sunday, May 03, 2009

'round and 'round we go...

My pulse is born of rhythm,
And my cycles turn in rhythm.

Is it sad the seasons change and I am still green?
~ Madison Greene, Cry Water Prayer
(from the album ...Think the Dancers Mad)

It has been a long, stressful year emotionally and spiritually, a year of loss and a year of renewal. It’s taken a toll on me physically, as I focused so much on in the internals and neglected the externals.

I am not a naturally active person.

In case it’s not obvious, I spend a lot of time in my head.

Regardless, I am happier and more energetic when I am fit, and I like feeling pretty, so here we go again.

The eating part is not so bad once I get in the flow of choosing real food and consuming real beverages (yes – beer counts… its all-natural), it’s the moving part that I have issues with.

It’s difficult to move and write.

Yes, you can move and think, but thinking generally leads to writing for me.

It is also difficult to move and bead.

Though, quite honestly, I’ve done very little beading lately.

I knew I needed to pick something I would have fun with, so I settled on two enticing options: belly dancing and hula hooping.

No, wait, I’m entirely serious!

Of course other things will support these efforts, like walking and stretching, but I’ve decided getting my hips in motion sounds like the MOST FUN!

I’ve already got a custom-hoop coming in the mail, and I start the belly dance classes tomorrow night. Holla!

Besides, both activities are conducive to bare feet, so it’s a great excuse for pedicures!


Jennie said...

Awesome! Can't wait to hear more about this.

Angela said...

that's so fantastic. i went to a greek restaurant a bit ago and man alive, that belly dancer was some sexy. have fun!

Janna said...

they have these short exercise programs on fit tv, or something like that, and i dvr'd one that was belly dancing. it was fun. not sure i'd be brave enough to do it in public. you go girl!

Anonymous said...

Belly Dance! How fun ~ I want too!!!! And a custom hoop ... *sigh* ~ I want one too ... ~ Angelika

jeanetta said...

Oh what grand fun this all sounds like!
Great concert this week at the library. You would totally love it!