Many of you know I have recently lost weight using Diet Chef (check out our online brand page for more info). I have also taken up some light exercise in the form of belly dancing! It's so much fun. It's women only, all ages, all shapes and sizes and it has a very interesting history.
Many people think of belly dancing in an erotic or titillating way but its origins are a far cry from today's Westernised view of it. It was originally done in a long kaftan-like robe and only in front of same sex groups. It has evolved and branched out in different directions like all things do.
The classes I go to are based on original Egyptian belly dancing. They put on shows regularly and I have been invited to take part in a dance display in November at the Ashcroft Theatre in Croydon! I haven't yet decided if I am brave enough to bare my belly and shimmy my stuff but watch this space and I'll let you know.
I was looking through some old piccies and getting all soppy about my little babies who are not little babies anymore, being 15 and 17 now, when I came across this photo (right).
It really made me chuckle, not least because of the hideous decor - it was not my choice! Just one of the drawbacks of rental properties! Tom and Chrissie were pretty inseparable when they were small and they wanted to do everything I did.
You can see me using baked bean tins as weights and my creative son using his Thomas the Tank Engine trains. My girly Chrissie chose Barbie dolls as her weights. It just made me smile seeing it again. It also brought a little tear to my eye to think they're growing up so fast. Jeez, I love my bonkers kids so much. Just love 'em and wanted to share.
So what do you do to keep fit? Have you taken up some unusual form of fitness or dance? I 'd really love to hear from you.
See you soon!