Rockin' Body Day 5
I was exhausted last night after Rockin' Body. I barely typed up a blog post then basically crashed on the sofa till Jez said it was time to go to bed. I have been sleeping so well (well, in the hours that I slept before A-Bomb wakes up...) since doing Rockin' Body. I just pass out! Sometimes I think A-Bomb has been fussing a bit before I even wake up...
She's teething again. Well, actually I don't think she's ever stopped. First I thought it was a cold but now it's just continuing. She cries for no apparent reason and is really clingy. That's not the biggest problem...I think she may be allergic to our cats! She used to have the softest face but now it's all red and rashy...her nose is runny all the time and she still has a cough. It started 2 weeks ago and it hasn't subsided. We can't see a paediatric dermatologist until April so this is so frustrating! Before you suggest we get rid of the cats, that's not really an option. We've had them for years and they are family so no, we can't just give them away without finding some solution...so yeah...a bit stressed out.
But Rockin' Body really does put a smile on my face. At first I just couldn't take it seriously but I've accepted that is the point! It is suppose to be fun and lighthearted and cheesy. When the music starts and seeing Shaun bopping up and down doing his moves, I can't help but have a massive grin on my face.
Today's workout was called Shaun T's Dance Party and it was! He is really charming and he does make you want to groove. You can easily burn very little calories doing these workouts because you could just step side to side and not really put any effort in. Unlike Insanity, you have to jump, you have to do push ups, you are almost forced to push yourself. With dancing, you have to mentally tell yourself, jump higher, hop wider, wave your arms bigger, twist your hips sexier, etc. You're not just doing hip thrusts, you're doing it with good form and a little bit of 'flava'.
He is the only man I know who can make a warm-up and a cool down looking that sexy. It's not just 'let's walk four steps to the right', it's 'c'mon girls, show me your sexy walk. This is your stage, give it some attitude!' You can't help it but do! I'm walking left and right like I own 'the club' ie my livingroom. I was raising the roof like I was a hot MC in some sexy NYC club. I was dancing so hard, I think I'm ready to audition for So You Think You Can Dance!
This workout, like Insanity, is nothing like I've done before. I've done Zumba but this is so much more fun. You have to get over the cheesiness and you have to accept his background dancers just look like they're crazy. Tanya looks even more fish like and Vanessa...oh my god..what is that girl on?! I don't think she can close her mouth...I really just want to run on stage and slap her and scream, SNAP OUT OF IT! Sorry...a bit aggressive, probably...
The audience bit...that's just entertaining. I don't understand they have men in the audience because they looked so out of it! I mean I think they enjoy watching the girls dance on stage but Shaun is the main focus and that man makes love to the camera/audience like his life depends on it! Some of the camera works where they zoom in the audience, you always see a group of women whistling and woooing and all they're missing are a few dollar bills. But next you always see a guy, not a group of guys, just one two guys on either side looking so uncomfortable...I wonder what they told these guys to get them into the audience in the first place!
As if you can't tell, I am really enjoying this program so far. I have a great laugh, it always makes me smile and even on nights where I'm really tired and a bit dreading the whole idea of working out, I press play and Shaun T's energy just sucks you in.
I'm getting my Disco on tomorrow morning...it's gonna be off da hook! (I try to be cool...I'm really not cool...A-Bomb will find that out for herself when she grows up...)