that time I tried out for a Britney Spears video

April 3, 2014

I'm a... slaaaaave for youuuu...

Okay, fine, you caught me:  I never tried out for a Britney Spears video.  Back in the day when she had the rocking body and the python around her shoulders, I was nowhere near old enough to be one of her dancers.  Throw in stage fright and a lack of rhythm and yeah, I just never.

But last night, I did take a class called BodyJam.  Think about Zumba (if you've done it) times about 100.  We learned some intense dance moves and then put them all together, in a routine if you will, at the end of the hour long class.  I forgot my polar watch but there is no telling how many calories I burned.  It was a legitimately hard class, and I was super intimidated at first.  But damnit if it wasn't fun.  It was hot in the studio, I was moving constantly, and I was sweating more than I ever have.  I know I said that last Zumba class, but I sweated even more this time.  Like through my shirt.  That's never happened to me!

See?  Proof.  Just saying. I will never wear a loose tee shirt to that class again.   I was all tangled up and sweating right through it.  Just a hot mess, really.

Other than BodyJam, I have nothing interesting to report.  I'm still floating around 96-97 pounds gone and trying to eat better than ever.  Ben actually had a big milestone when he ordered some tee shirts in a Large instead of an XL and they looked so good on him!  I'm lucky to have such a dedicated partner who is in this journey with me.  I don't talk about Ben a lot on the blog in terms of weight loss, but since I've had surgery he's lost around 40 lbs!  So props to my wonderful, handsome fiance.

I swear (seriously.  I swear.) I am going to give y'all the Q&A vlog and the Six Flags post soon!  Life is busy, people.  I'm working on it!


  1. Yay for Ben!!!!!!! You go Ben-coco! I am going to call Ben Ben-coco from now on. Just FYI. This is not negotiable.

    BodyJam sounds like super fun! I totally wanted to be a back up dance for Brit Brit. (See, I call lots of friends by nicknames.)Then I remembered that I would look a fool trying to dance with her, so it didn't work out.

  2. Woot for Ben! That's an amazing accomplishment! I've never tried BodyJam, but it looks intense and super fun.

  3. Woohoo! Sounds like my kind of class. One of my April goals is to try a new class at the gym but I may need to find a BodyJam class in my area!

  4. I love dance type classes. You workout, but it's a fun workout.

    And Congrats to Ben!! *high fives all around*

  5. Girl. PROPS TO YOU. I am so uncoordinated, I would probably embarrass the heck out of myself at that class. But, when I was younger, me and my friends would have my mom record us doing a Christina Aguilera video... like not the moves in her video, but just our own video that made no sense. And YAY BEN!

  6. Is it weird that I love it when sweat goes through my shirt? It always makes me feel really accomplished, and since I don't have a heart rate monitor or calorie counter, it is really my only way of measuring. Keep up the good work!

  7. That does sound like a fun class! Wish we had something like that here! I love sweating through my shirt...makes me feel like I really did do something great! haha