Well, I’m now into my 5th week of belly dancing, and apart from finding it very difficult to master the basics, I’ll be honest- the weight hasn’t exactly fallen off either.
I don’t know what I was expecting really, I admitted from the start that I wasn’t going to diet along with the exercise, and Aylin told me last week that just doing belly dancing alone will not give me instant weight loss.
That was a blow, I won’t lie to you- because up until that point I’d been living in ignorant bliss, stumbling my way through the routine each night after work, and hoping that by still eating pizza and drinking beer I’d be able to tone up, just by doing some belly wiggles.
What to do now…well I’ve only got something ridiculous like 2 weeks left until Christmas now, and my hopes of mastering belly dancing are now fading pretty fast…
The thing is, I’ve been on all the mad diets, I’ve exercised until i’m red and puffy and I’ve done portion and food control until I’m thoroughly miserable, and it didn’t make me any happier.
So from now on, I’ll belly dance- but just for fun, maybe with the pressure off I’ll finally get it!
Till Friday- Keep (belly) Dancing