Tuesday, June 26, 2012


New trainer alert!  Thank goodness.  And yes, it's taken this long.  Good grief.

I meet with her tonight, so I'll let you know how it goes.  We spoke on the phone last night and she seemed pleasant enough, so here's hoping.


After an unfortunate run-in with Pizza Hut (emotional eating -- I really shouldn't be shocked) and the resultant sodium bloat, I'm back down where I'm supposed to be, weight-wise.  Whew.  Dodged that bullet.  But just because I dodged it this time doesn't give me a free pass to go loony on the processed gunk, so it's back to normal eating for me.


The belly dance group had its hafla this past Wednesday, and our beginners' class had its first public performance.  Yipes!  Fortunately it was very informal and I appear to have survived.  I even plastered a smile on my face for the entire duration of the choreography:

As I said, VERY informal!  I'm wearing yoga pants, a coin scarf, and my "Shut Up and Shimmy" tank, along with enough makeup to out-whore any whore in Whoreville.  September will bring the school's annual recital, which means not only will we be in full costume (although don't expect to see me in a bra top -- my upper arms still aren't quite ready for primetime :P ), I'm going to have to set my makeup phasers past "call girl" and well into "streetwalker" for stage-level performance.  That should be entertaining.

Sorry I'm so brief -- it's a workday and I'm taking shameless advantage of a break in production to crank this out.  More later, once I have a better bead on this trainer.


Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Okay, "out-whore any whore in Whoreville" is best phrase ever blogged. Congratulations!

Norma said...


Freakin' LOVE you!

Angela Pea said...

Look at you!!! Way to Shimmy!

Leigh C. said...

You look great. Looks like a lot of fun:)

Amanda said...

LOL -- thanks Jack!

Norma, hah! I love Will Ferrell. Sadly, Choreboy does not. Fortunately he has good taste in about every other way :D

Angela and Leigh, Thanks! I had a blast :)

Jennifer Colgan said...

Awesome! You look fantastic! Can't wait to hear about the recital in September.

Lyn said...

You look so cute! And happy (even if it was just a giant fake smile). Don't ya just LOVE stage make-up? Up close you look like Bette Davis in "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?", but from the audience's perspective, the make-up just accentuates your features. Still, it's better not to look closely in the mirror. :) Keep up the shimmying!