Lose Weight with Just Dance

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Hi, All!

I’ve procrastinated far too long. If you’re like me you set out to lose weight (or get in shape) and end up falling off the wagon. Getting fit certainly isn’t the easiest thing to do but it feels like the right thing to do. I want to feel good about myself — inside and out. I decided to document this challenge I’ve assigned myself. The reason being inspiration and encouragement, as well as accountability. On the days I feel I’m not making progress, I can read my blog, see progress photos, and draw encouragement to keep going. I also want to encourage others who may need it, too.

A few months ago, I bought Just Dance for Playstation 4. Initially, I bought it just to have fun. But after I played a few times, I realized I was breaking a legit sweat! Why not use it to shed some weight?! It seems like a no-brainer that someone would dance to help them lose weight. Conventional exercise (ie. the gym) has never appealed to me. I’ve always been drawn to dancing. In fact, I begged my mom to join the Drill Team in elementary school, and in junior high, I danced in an afterschool class. Dancing is so fun! And it’s one of those things one can do and it doesn’t matter whether you’ve had previous experience. The goal is to get moving.

I’ve created a schedule for myself because if I don’t, I fear I’ll fall off again. I believe I’ll do best if I have a day between sessions in the beginning so I don’t kill myself. Y’all, I’m so serious when I say I’m out of shape. People tell me all the time

I look fine but I am the master of sucking it in. I’m so good at it I can teach a course!

Back to scheduling. Mornings are the best for me to work out because our daughter is asleep. I just have to make sure to get everything I need the next day done ahead of time. Plus, exercising in the morning gives me energy to face the day. I’ll need a cup of green tea or coffee to get me going, though. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will be exercise days until I get my act together. I’ll take on more when I feel I’m ready.


I’m a little nervous about saying what my “stats” are. But I think it’s a necessary evil in order to be as honest as possible and gauge my progress. Here we go!


Height: 5’4

Weight: 150 lbs. — YIKES!

Waist (in.): 29


Weight: 135 lbs.

Waist (in.): 26

I have no set time frame. I’ll move at my own pace and turn this challenge into a lifestyle. Meal prep is essential, now, so I don’t fall off the wagon. I’m actually supposed to compose a shopping list before Scott gets home but I’ve had my hands full with our daughter. I think she may be suffering from a food allergy because she’s had a bout of diarrhea, today. Pedialyte and Ritz crackers have been my sidekick since she doesn’t have much of an appetite. Anyway, Pinterest is my BFF right now because I don’t want to get bored with my meals.

I plan to lose a little weight and then tone up. My goal isn’t to look like a supermodel but to be comfortable in my own skin. I don’t want to look good for anyone else but myself. If you want to get in on this, I encourage you to! I don’t want to do it alone 🙁 Plus, we can help each other stay on track. What is it you do for exercise? How do you keep meal prep from becoming a chore and having boring meals?





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