Monday, July 2, 2007

Working out time...

Guess what? Last Friday night I went for my first belly-dancing class!

YEP!!! You read it right - "B-E-L-L-Y-D-A-N-C-I-N-G"!

I have no excuse whatsoever NOT to join the class, because -

(i) It is held just two doors away from Mak's house in PJ.

(ii) It is held on Friday nights, 8:00pm - 9:15pm, i.e. during the kids' Kelas Mengaji (Hmmmm...what a dichotomy - kids mengaji, and Mommy goes belly dancing! HAHAHA!)

(iii) Ayah normally finishes his clinic after 9:00pm on Fridays anyway.

At least all of us will have our own thing to do during that time, and I would feel less guilty leaving the kids at home!

(iv) Ayah has given the green light - in fact he's encouraging me to go! (Hmmm...exclusive private performance on the agenda?! HAHAHA!)

(v) I am in dire need to join a fun but effective sweat-producing workout.

And it WAS FUN, and boy...did I sweat! It's not as easy as it looks, especially when you have to do a "double/triple hip"! Errr....the next day - I sakit pinggang... Hopefully after a few lessons my muscles would relax and I would be more agile, insya Allah.

I look forward to the next session, and I also hope to start going to CF again this week. The last time I went for a proper workout at the gym was in November 2006 - before leaving for my 7 months Newcastle stint! Horror...horror... Needless to say, I could feel the kilos coming back...(with a vengeance) Eherks...

Wish me luck, guys! I hope my will-power will carry me through...

Wassalam...

14 comments:

Dad of Four said...

Bdancing fo exercise....Interesting! It doesnt matter as long as you are sweating it out!

WANSHANA said...

Dear Dad of Four,

Yep - anything that will make me sweat would be a good thing. And even better if it is FUN to do (unlike going on the cross-trainer or treadmill or working on the weights - which I still have to start on again soon...Sigh...)

Looking at Y's photos - it's obvious she doesn't need to go to/on any of the above. Still "maintain" like before. Good on her! ;)

Take care, Dad of Four. And please convey my salam to Y.

P/S : Hope you don't mind if I create a link to your blog from mine, please? Thanks.

MINAH CELOTEH said...

belly belly nice. Work that abs babe ;P

WANSHANA said...

Dear Minah Celoteh,

Yes - belly, belly nice indeed. Hehehe...

Yes - and I AM working the abs, babe... Working hard...working EXTRA hard - coz' got EXTRA BELLY maaa...HAHAHAHA!

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

hi shana,
you wouldnt believe it but i took belly dancing for a year and had to take a break when ramadan started (last year). i will be resuming this month.

i really enjoyed it. have you got the "belt" with the little "bells"?

my class was in Taman Tun Dr Ismail.

So..gelek, shana, gelek,,

WANSHANA said...

Dear K.Ena,

Yes - I seem to remember reading one of your comments/postings about you taking belly dancing. It IS FUN, kan?

I thought of joining the Gamelan class at first, but decided on belly dancing instead, simply because I don't think I'm "lembut" enough for such a beautiful and graceful dance!

I've asked the instructor to get the belly scarf for me - I should get it this Friday (I hope). Hmmm... baru "REAL" nanti. Hahaha!

LET'S GEEEELLLLEEEKKKKK, KAK ENA!!!

MAMAMIA said...

Fuyoo, belly dancing... Belly intelesting.

My daily dance routine is dancing with little Alia to the tune of Barney, Fun Song Factory & Out of The Box...

(I'm working on the tag)

Dad of Four said...

Shana - Not at all! I'm honoured that you r linking my blog!

D.N.A.S said...

Kak Shana,
i'll be re-publishing the article you wrote about 'Friends we made' in Buku Cenderamata of MMMP2007 STF-STAR-SDAR. Boleh tak? I trimmed a bit on the intro part sbb nak meet word count requirement. Tried emailing you tapi tak berjawab, most probably tak sampai kot.
The dinner will be on 9th August. Jemputle datang.

WANSHANA said...

Mamamia,

I used to do that, too - dancing to all the songs from Barney when the kids were smaller! Berpeluh jugak tu! Hehehe...

Will keep on checking your blog for the tag thingy. Thanks!

Take care.

WANSHANA said...

Dad of Four,

Thanks! I'll be hopping to your blog on a regular basis now. ;)

Cheers!

WANSHANA said...

D.N.A.S,

No problem, but, errr...up to standard ke my piece tu?!!! Hehehe!

Hmmmm...I didn't get any of your e-mails lah dear. Lost in cyberworld kot...

9th August? Hmmm...have to check with Ayah. Will confirm nanti.

Take care, dear.

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

shana, I know u have been tagged. I am tagging you anyway. so you can do a 2-in-1. hahaha..

it is for a good cause.

thanks

and take care

Kak Ena

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

dear shana,

sorry about this but looks like you can't do a 2-in-1, sebab the one i have tagged u for is different.

please visit my blog.

thank you.