I’ve never been the biggest fan of physical exercise – the amounts of time I used the ‘but I’ve got girl problems’ excuse to get out of gym class could fill up a book. It wasn’t that I was lazy – it was that I was so bad at just about every team sport that I was just embarrassed. I lack hand-eye coordination. Hell, I just lack coordination. Also, I’m kind of a clutz. Just plain clumsy. When I was about six my mother (who by the way wanted a little princess but got somewhat of a tomboy) took me to see a ballet class to see if I’d prefer to take ballet or go to Brownies. I sat for the whole hour with my jaw on the floor. I couldn’t do any of that. I couldn’t point my toes like that and raise my leg up to meet my ear. No way, no how. Needless to say, I went to Brownies.
But now that I’m on a path of self-improvement which requires some kind of physical health, I sometimes wish I’d done a dance class perhaps they could have drummed the coordination into me.
So, out comes Tracy Anderson’s Dance Cardio Workout DVD. The warmup is easy. This gives me hope. Combination 1, I just failed at. Combination 2 I sort of got until it got sped up and I lost all the steps. Combination 3 I didn’t even try….and then I got to Combination 4 and I could actually do it. So, I just keep rewinding it so that I could just keep going. But there’s no way I could do a whole hour but tiny, tiny steps…..