Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

People who know me know how much I hate exercising. Something about sweating in public makes me cringe, haha. Also, I work out in ratty clothes so the thought of spending money on fancy workout clothes makes me scratch my head sometimes.

I’ve had an on-and-off again relationship with NTC, the only workout system I’ve managed to stick to somehow. I like that I can choose the type of workout, the length, and how often I do it. But since I’m not motivated to work out, once I stop, it takes me a long while to get started again.

Go for Gold!: I was a member of a gym once!
30 Days to Fitness: I completed one month of the 30-Day Shred once in my life

I’ve been seeing videos of my former orgmates from UP Streetdance at this dance studio in Makati and have been wanting to try it out. I just feel so out of shape and I probably wouldn’t be able to keep up with all the steps. My batchmate told me though that the longer I wait, the rustier I’ll get (haha, real talk).

So, when my friend Koko invited me to join her at a birthday benefit dance class with their dance instructor (her batch meets twice a week to dance—how fun, right?), I knew it was the perfect timing. It was just the right kind of simple dancing that I needed to warm up these sleeping muscles, too. (They call it hiphop zumba, haha!) And now, I’m itching to get back into it! Here’s hoping I actually follow through and enroll for a first timer’s pass (good for 3 classes!), so I can commit to it.

Tired of being number two, I can do what she can do: Joined an after-work dance class when I was in Summit
#ThrowbackThursday: UP Street: The last time I danced onstage for an alumni performance at Street Fuzion

I’m also currently in the middle of watching Cheer on Netflix and it’s making me nostalgic. I wasn’t part of the pep squad—I don’t know how to tumble and do gymnastics, so I never even attempted to try out. But I did train twice for Elevate, the cheerdance competition spearheaded by the UP Pep Squad. We actually placed first in 2003 and then second in 2004. I still remember all the bruises I had from the intense training we had back then. Had to dig up photos from my former dance life because I miss it!

Here’s hoping that all this nostalgia will push me to get back into dancing and in the process, get my body moving again.

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