Thursday, June 9, 2011

No one puts Baby in the corner!

Today I had my first ballroom dancing lesson. Can I just say I wish I had started years ago! It was a lot of fun. My biggest obstacle is not my lungs, but my control freak issues. I have to get used to a man leading me around the dance floor. We all know I am super independent so this will be the hardest part for me to master. But once I just relaxed, concentrated on the steps and the music I did really well. It helped my instructor was really good too.

I signed up for 5 more lessons which I can space out. That is nice since I have surgery July 6th and a bunch of vacations. I will get one more lesson in before we leave for vacation, and also before the deadline for the 101 things to do in 1001 days. Then the last 4 lessons I can space out at my convenience.

Lung wise I did better than I had expected. I didn't cough much, just a few "fake" coughs to get rid of the feeling. Once I was done and outside I let the hurricane of coughing start. It was a very good workout and I can tell my hips, lower back and arms will be hurting tomorrow!

One of my favorite movies is Dirty Dancing and I felt like Baby when she was learning to dance for the hotel performance. Even as I sit here and practice holding my arms correctly; shoulders down, head up, elbows up, arms stiff; I feel like her. And remember, NO ONE PUTS BABY IN THE CORNER!

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