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Dancing with ‘the husband’ was…

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Dancing with the husband

…AWESOME!

The class was great, the instructor was great and the other 4 couples were great! And thank god they were, they make you swap partners! It was a little awkward at first but everyone was so friendly we got comfortable pretty fast.  

We covered the basic steps of swing, the foxtrot and the waltz and we have homework! LOL

It wasn’t the most intense workout but it got you moving. We pretty much moved non-stop for an hour. I’d equate it to a nice leisurely hour long walk.  Hey, it’s activity, it fun and it’s WAY better then sitting in front of the TV!

We were the first couple there and the expression on the other couples faces as they walked in were priceless. All the ‘husbands’ looked terrified! Once we got moving and everyone realized no one was going to laugh at them the mood lightened. The funny thing for us was dancing with all the mirrors around. Normally the husband and I dance in the living room with the toddler but we don’t have to see ourselves!  That took a little getting used to.

So all in all it was great! And so was he. I’m so proud of the husband for doing this with me (although, don’t let him fool you, he actually wanted to go, even though he won’t admit that to his friends) it’s things like this that keep us moving in a fun way. And it’s the fun activity you don’t mind doing!


Morning Scale Reading: 146 (down .5 from yesterday)
Food Points
Fiber 1 cereal with strawberries and 4 oz of 1% milk 3
granola bar 1
2 Maryland-ish Crab Cakes with a side of Garlic Honey Asparagus(leftover from frozen) 6
Fruit Leather 1
Slow Cooked Pinto Chicken with Corn and Quinoa (mine plus some of the husband) 9
Frozen yogurt split with the toddler 2
94% ff popcorn 4
Total 26
Daily Activity Log
Dance class and a ab workout at home


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Discussion

There are 16 comments so far.

    RunningNan

    January 9, 2008

    Sounds like a fabulous night! I’m glad you guys had fun!

    CaRoLyN

    January 9, 2008

    So glad you loved it. I’m looking into it today!!

    Matymus

    January 9, 2008

    My wife & I did ballroom dancing a couple years ago. We had a blast as well. We’d love to get back into it…maybe once I become independently wealthy, eh? ;-) We liked the Swing (and West Coast Swing), and the Viennese Waltz the best! Keep it up!

    sabrina

    January 9, 2008

    I’ve always wanted to do something like that. I love to dance but the husband is another story. I’m gald you liked it….and yay for being down from yesterday

    Abbie

    January 9, 2008

    Sounds great! The best kind of exercise is the kind where you don’t even realize you are exercising! Keep up the good work.

    totegirl

    January 9, 2008

    Dance lessons are on my list of things for hubby and I to do. But I was actually thinking of going for square dancing. Come on, how can you say no to those adorable square dancing outfits! Or that’s what I thought, but the hubby did in fact say no!

    PG

    January 9, 2008

    Roni,

    Been keeping tabs on your site for sometime but just wanted you to know that I have started a video log of my weigh ins. It was inspired by Scott Townsend over at Cre8Buzz.com. In my second episode I give your site a plug (it’s been on my blogroll for a while already). Cheers!

    Pat Glennon

    Laura

    January 9, 2008

    Roni,
    How cool! I’ve always wanted to take/drag my husband to dancing classes. I have two left feet, but I thought it might be fun and a good way to spend time with my hubbie. I’ve heard that country line dancing can be a really good workout because it involves a lot of lifting and stuff of that nature. It’s definitely good to find a break from the normal exercise routine.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Laura
    laurasventings.wordpress.com

    HappyBlogChick

    January 9, 2008

    Am I the only one who thinks the swapping partners thing sounds kinky?

    I wish I could talk my husband into dance lessons. We WILL do it someday.

    NCChris

    January 9, 2008

    Sounds like it was really awesome!

    Ry Dev

    January 9, 2008

    Hi Roni. I was just wondering what brand of granola bar you have found that is only one point? I would love to know! Thanks!

    Serena Casey

    January 9, 2008

    I’m jealous. It would be fun to try that just once. It would be tough dragging my husband’s dead body around the floor, though.

    Added you to my blogroll.

    Anonymous

    January 9, 2008

    Roni – You’re probably aware of this site, but I discovered it after an E show this weekend and just think it is AMAZING. www.sparkpeople.com and www.sparkrecipes.com It gives you a recommended daily calorie intake and you can track your food (it has a HUGE database) and fitness. There is also a second site www.sparkrecipes.com where you can enter your recipe ingredients and serving size and get nutritional information. If you haven’t already, you should definitely check it out!

    Anonymous

    January 9, 2008

    Roni,,I got my order of SMIDGENS today,,I have rationed myself one every other day,,they are SO yummy…2 pts,,how many calories?

    Suzan

    CindyPTN

    January 10, 2008

    Dancing is so much fun. Hubbie and I took dance lessons before we were married and they were a blast. I miss it. Here in the summer, there are Free Outdoor Big Band Dances in the park. We’ve only gone once, but it was fun.

    Roni

    January 12, 2008

    Thanks guys!

    1.) typo on the granola bar – It’s 2 Sorry!
    2.) Yes I think swamping partners is hinky! But it was still fun. Not a deal breaker for me.
    3.) You are CRAZY, I can’t believe you bought the smidgens!