On Dancing

This post is totally appropriate for a Friday.

Back when I was in college, I hated dancing unless I had enough drinks in me where I didn’t really care what was going on. Which sort of defeated the purpose, and I would imagine didn’t make me such a great dancer. (Even though the liquid courage sure made me feel like I was a great dancer.)

I hated the feeling that my jiggly body was jiggling all over the dance floor and thought everyone was staring at me. When you’re single, part of the fun of dancing is to find a cute guy to dance with, and let’s face it, not many cute guys were coming up to me.

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I really wish I had been more confident when I was heavier, and I hope if you’re unhappy with your weight, you can find confidence in yourself and your body–even when it’s not where you want to be.

But as I was walking to the subway to pick up my race bib, I reached for my iPhone to find some songs to rock out to. Some songs that would make me excited about this weekend and all of the possibilities ahead of me.

My taste in music usually tends towards the fairly chill, but lately I’ve been in love with all those cheesy pop songs you can sing your head off and dance to.

And I realized…it’s because I kinda love to dance now.


I rocked out with Ashley in Vegas.


(Photo via Gabriela)

And I danced with my blogging buddies at Fitbloggin’–many of whom I’d just met. It’s awesome to finally have the confidence about my body to want to get out there and shake my booty!

And I feel like I have years to make up for.

6 comments on “On Dancing

  1. SlimKatie @ Runs for Cookies

    It’s funny you wrote about this–I was just planning on writing a similar blog! I have actually had a fear of dancing my entire life (mainly due to my weight). I was always the one left sitting at a table at weddings, or staying home from prom/homecoming dances because I refused to dance. After losing the weight, I finally–FINALLY!!–danced at a wedding recently, and had so much fun that I danced on a chair at the bar last weekend 🙂 Now I’m looking forward to all the dancing opportunities to come my way!

  2. Sana

    Yay soo awesome, I shy about dancing because I really don’t know what I am doing, but I think that is the point, you just kinda move and look super silly. But have a blast 🙂


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