Thursday, April 3, 2008

Shimmy! Shimmy!

Okay, so everyone knows I appear to be an incurable insomniac. I am also fascinated by belly-dancing. I stumbled upon a show the other restless night called "Shimmy" It teaches belly-dancing in a way that makes you think you could actually accomplish this and look good doing it. I always wondered how certain body movements were made and they break it down quite simply. It is exhausting! I was so very proud of myself as I had isolated the movements called camel chest, m&m's combined with the grapevine and a figure eight with your hips. Yeah for me!

Fast forward to last night after dinner, dearly beloved husband is sitting on couch and I am standing in the foyer which is two steps up (makes a great stage)

Me: I watched belly-dancing last night and practiced. It's hard work.

Husband: Really?

Me: Would you like to see some moves?

Husband: Big Smile! Sure!

Me: Busting my new moves. Did I look like a belly dancer?

Husband: deer caught in the headlights look...says, not really...smiles to disarm me...it looks hard maybe you need to practice more.

Me: Maybe for your birthday NEXT MARCH!

Maybe I just didn't have the right outfit...maybe I need some finger cymbals...maybe I need to find my waist so I can isolate it...I have plenty for the chest camel and the belly part...maybe...
if I weren't so clumsy...maybe...

I intend to continue practicing these moves as they are great exercise for parts that you don't exercise with cardio or strength training. Yoga comes on after Shimmy. Look out world, I am on a mission....

7 comments:

Michelle said...

I want to belly dance too!

scchesleys said...

You go! I've heard that it's a great workout for all manner of tummy muscles. Keep practicing and Carl will be amazed!

marlajayne said...

You are amazing!! Carl just doesn't know all the good stuff yet to be discovered about you.

Can we expect lessons at our next book club meeting??

Erika Maxfield said...

Thanks for the hair compliment! And don't get down, Jack laughs if I even try to dance...and I usually don't think he's looking when I do!

Benson Family said...

Connie, you're hilarious! Let me know when the classes are. :)
Shannon

Alona said...

I go out of town and Connie breaks out the moves. I need to learn to belly dance too. This could be fun for the whole family. LOL or at least for a girls night.
lol

connie said...

I am so sorry ladies but "MY" belly dancing is not for public display LOL!!! Give me more time to practice.