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Rolling with Five Minutes for Fitness

I’ve been slacking a bit, but it’s time to get things rolling again with Five Minues for Fitness.  


Obviously, there are numerous health benefits to dancing.  It’s a great cardio activity to burn calories, strengthen and tone, but no night clubs or dance studios or formal training required for this fun, simple work-out.  You can shimmy and shake it in the comfort of your own living room.   


Since I love to dance, I tore up the dance floor at my sister’s wedding.  I even rocked out my best Tina Turner dance moves when The Stick Martin Show played Proud Mary.  When I popped my Proud Mary, I used a variety of muscle groups trying to dance like Tina. 


So, for this week’s Five Minutes for Fitness, I encourage you to try the Tina Turner work-out.  Keep those legs moving!  Work those legs like your doing football drills through tires! Dance like no one is watching!  Keep on burning!



Now Put Your Hands Up

This week’s Five Minutes for Fitness was inspired by a GNO a few weeks back.  We were celebrating Faith’s 30 Birthday (I know…I know…My girlfriends are so young.) when Beyonce’s Single Ladies started pumping in the club and we I demonstrated my fabulous ridicuolous Bootylicious moves on the dance floor.


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You know, you don’t see enough jazz hands these days.


Now, put your hands up and get ready to pound out the beats with Beyonce.  This chick has an amazing body and its not because she is sitting on her bootylicious badunkadunk.  Personally, I think she should have used a bit more jazz hands in this video.




And if you want more, try these Destiny’s Child dance moves.  Think of it as core training.   Can you handle this?  I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly.  I don’t think you’re ready, ’cause my body is too bootylicious for ya baby.  



A Killer Halloween Dance Party

With Halloween in the air, it’s time to cast a spell to raise Five Minutes for Fitness from the dead with a killer dance party concoction that will surely lift your sprits. 


My girls love to play freeze dance to Witch Doctor.   The Alvin and the Chipmunks’ 2007 remake of an old classic is just song to get your heart pumping while having fun with the kids.  To play the freeze dance game, blast the tune and bust your best moves.  Jump up and down or shake your tail to the beat.  Then, hit the pause button to make everyone stop.  The dancing resumes once the music plays again.




Also, add the Monster Mash to your Halloween dance playlist.  This twisting tune will build your obliques and help burn the blubber around your waist.  In case you have two left feet, try these moves.




And, of course, Thriller is a Halloween party mix must!  No mere mortals can resist those zany zombie moves, which are a knee-jerk reaction once you hear the music.  I found this vintage dance instruction video clip to teach you the steps.  Hold on to your leg warmers; it’s pretty frightening.




Once you learn 80′s Kim’s fine dance moves, test your skills out with the tune.




If you want to keep the dance party hopping, here are some more spine-tingling sounds to give you and your kids a thrilling time:


  • Hungry Like the Wolf
  • I Want Candy
  • Boogieman
  • Staying Alive
  • Ghostbusters
  • Let’s Go Crazy
  • Scooby Doo Theme Song
  • Purple People Eater
  • Transylvania Twist
  • Monster Boogie

Feeling the Love!

I have just received my first blogga bling from the always marvelous Jennifer of Happily- Ever-After-Land

How fitting is my first award?

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Thanks to Jennifer, I am truly feeling the love in the blogosphere and now I must spread the love by sharing my Kick A$$ Award with 5 other booty busting bloggers.

Mountain {Air} Flair

The Hungry Housewife

Looking Towards {Heaven}

Keeping It Real

Daily Dose of Toni

And as though it couldn’t get any better, my blog was spotlighted on!  Does this make me an official momma blogga now?  I am gushing with pride! Thank you! Mwah to everyone from moi! :-)


Let’s celebrating with some dancing…



and a drink or two.  Who wants a Hurricane? Feeling the Love!

Five Minutes for Fitness

 Five Minutes for Fitness

I am feeling so lazy today.  Yes, even Diva Run DMT has her moments of laziness and those days are usually called “Pajama Days”.  A raging thunderstorm this morning squashed any motivation I had for working out today.  If I hadn’t committed to hosting our Moms on the Go Annual Back to School Bash, I would have never left the house.  I would have much rather curled up on the couch with my new book, Twilight, while my babysitter Noggin entertained the children. I feel like a super mom turned super sloth today. 

Then, this afternoon I chanced upon a new challenge posted on Five Minutes for Moms.  Every Thursday, you must commit to adding Five Minutes of Fitness to your usual routine.  The exercises are simple, but challenging enough to rid you of that baby belly and turn your bundadunk butt into a bodacious booty.

Now, I feel guilty for missing my work-out and stuffing my face with pizza instead.  So, if you’ll please excuse me, I must take five for a dance party with my girls.  I feel a little Dancing Queen coming on.

Send Me on My Way

 Send Me on My Way

As I mentioned in Babes and Bum and My Dunkadunk, Part 3, music motivates me.  With the right songs in my playlist, I can pound the pavement for miles. 


To Send Me on My Way, Rusted Root’s chants put a spring in my step and get the juices flowing to help warm-up my muscles for the first ½ mile.  The song always makes me smile even when I am on my way to a tough workout.


I prefer to run in the early morning before my family rises.  It’s my Sweet Escape.  I’ve seen some of the most gorgeous sunrises since I started running.  Although wearing an iPod makes it difficult to appreciate the sounds of nature around me, I occasionally remove my headphones to listen to the frogs chirp.  Even the sound of rain tapping the tarmac can be a pleasant alternative to music once in a while, but still no substitute for my playlist.


The lyrics of Unwritten truly define my passion and recent interest in running.  Today is where my book begins.  The rest is still unwritten.  A year ago, I would never have thought I could run farther than ¼ mile.  Today I can run 10 miles and a new chapter in my life has truly begun.


 It’s Tricky to find the right songs to keep you moving.  For me, if a song causes me to bust out random dance moves while running, then it’s a good choice.  Plus, to rock a rhyme that’s right on time while running can be tricky, tricky, tricky. 


The people in my neighborhood must think I am completely off my rocker when they see me dancing during my runs, but when Outkast tells me to “shake it like a Polaroid picture” in Hey Ya, I must obey.  A brief break in the work-out to shake my hips and I feel as though I can run even faster.


Since I Like to Move it, Move It, combining dancing and running together only seems natural.  If my time seems a little slower than usual, it may have been all the water breaks but more likely a little too much booty boogieing


With every work-out, I’m Bringing Sexy Back.  It has been a long road getting here, but I found the body I had before children hiding under the layers of baby weight and blubber.  Since my commitment to my training, I seem to have more energy these days.  I have discovered my Fountain of Youth.


Like my own personal trainer, Marky Mark reminds me to “Feel it!  Feel it!” with his repetitive raps in Good Vibrations.  He understands the pain and agony associated with running.  His sidekick, Fergie, validates all this hard work and knows how a body stays vicious.  I be up in the gym just working on my fitness.  I know I coming off a little conceited, and I just keep repeating, but it’s all about the music and a little determination.  It’s Fergilicious.


It’s almost time to Wind It Up when Gwen Stefani sings.  The end is near and yet I feel I can go farther, because Supersonic motivating rhymes are created to make me run. Then James Brown advises me to Get on Up and “stay on the scene”, which could turn ugly if my iPod dies in the middle of my work-out.  I would become helpless.  Please Don’t Stop the Music.  It’s what keeps me moving. 


Just when I think I couldn’t take another step, Destiny’s Child’s hypnotic hymn inspires me to go the distance.  I’m a SurvivorI’m gonna work harder.  I’m gonna make it. 


If I can become a marathon runner, than anyone can do it.  I’m Every WomanIt’s all in me.


Finding the time to juggle it all is never an easy task, but excuses make it way too convenient to avoid a work-out.  I’ve been there, sister.  I share your pain and I dare you to share mine.  Now get out there and run!  And take my playlist with you!

 Send Me on My Way

*edited to add*

Other songs on my playlist

  • Baby Got Back
  • Get Down Tonight
  • Rock Your Body
  • Tootsie Roll
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Walk Away
  • Me, Myself and I
  • Three is the Magic Number
  • Steal My Kisses
  • It Takes Two From You
  • Don’t Start ‘Till You Get Enough
  • Wanna Be Starting Something
  • Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Jump Around
  • Rollin’ with Kid ‘N Play
  • Brass Monkey
  • Daisy Dukes
  • Blister in the Sun
  • My Humps
  • Low

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