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  • Writer's pictureKelly Crew


As mentioned previously, I've always had a love of dance. The program I'm on, Optavia, encourages us to become a perpetual motion machine but I, along with 80% of my fellow Americans, work at a desk all day. They say sitting is the new smoking so I'm screwed.

This means we have to stuff exercise into the hours either before or after work, as if life didn't include husbands to love, cats to cuddle, friends to chat to, and books to read. I mean really, what's a girl to do?

So I've been working in some chair dancing to my day and having a freaking ball! When I'm not actively on the phone, I have playlists going and I move myself as much as I can without it being a weight bearing exercise. Just not there yet. I even have routines. Maybe if I get brave one of these days I'll make a video!

The main motion is the "butt boogie" where I'm either bouncing in my chair to the beat with my butt cheeks, or doing some "mini-thrusts" or "round robins" where my hips go 'round and 'round. Sometimes I combine the two, especially to Hooch by Everything (from the movie, The Waterboy).

My shoulders are in constant motion and always have been. A coworker of mine said I reminded her of that gopher that dances in Bill Murray's face from the movie Caddyshack. And damned if that little booger doesn't "shoulder shake" just like me.

I'm not above playing air drums or air guitar. When listening to heavier rock, especially with a funky groove like Ain't No Rest for the Wicked by Cage the Elephant, I'm all about the seduction. It has the same feel, imo, of Stay from Dirty Dancing.

Even though I don't have my long hair anymore, I'll still head bang to Song 2 by Blur, which was in Starship Troopers. if I'm feeling my alternative music roots, I'll bang it out to Du Hast by Rammstein. Yeah, I'm pretty badass when the mood strikes.

What I don't do, is the pose in this picture, but it looks cool as sh*t. Makes me think of the remake of Lady Marmalade by Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink, and Lil' Kim. On my bucket list is to someday wear a bustier and thigh highs while doing some real stripper-esque chair dancing. I don't even care if the hub watches. I'll do it all for my own self!

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