To celebrate myself I am "Bringing Sexy Back." I've decided to make this a series, this way I remain committed to doing something fairly regularly to "Bring Sexy Back." Lately, I have incorporated exercise into my program and in addition to EA SPORTS Active I am doing some other fun exercises too.
(l-r (b)Renee, JEn, (t)Kim, Brook, me, Lorraine, Christy)
Last Thursday for National Mom’s Night I hosted a party for a group of women at Nazeem Allayl Belly dance Studio. We took a Belly dance class that was amazing! It really was a workout and during the class one of my friends asked why couldn’t we have just gone out for cocktails! I am all for cocktails in moderation and we indulged after the class but belly dancing works the body. I took classes when I was pregnant and highly recommend it. You feel sexy and bust a sweat. And just think how “practicing” your moves can spice up your relationship!
Our talented instructor Aseelah was so funny and kept a smile on her face the entire time. I would kill to have abs like hers! We learned moves like the Egyptian Hip Circle and the chest drop (after about 20 of those I caught a cramp but am proud to say I kept doing it!) When the repetitions got to be too much she reminded us to smile. I tried but I think oft times my smile was more of a grimace. The day following the workout my calves were screaming with every step I took but I loved feeling the burn because I felt a sense of accomplishment. If you are in the Atlanta area I highly recommend taking a class with Nazeem Allayl they have 3 locations here and offer a variety of classes. Not all are as focused on the workout aspect of Belly Dancing, check out the website to see the class listings.
After the class we enjoyed some time chatting and chatting at Sambrosa Mexican restaurant, I think Mom’s Night Out was a success and we all got back some of our “sexy” in the process.