As many of you know from the watching the big Packers vs. Giants game last Sunday, it’s freakin’ cold here in WI. I’ve resorted to Plan B for my daily exercise. If you remember Plan A consisted of piling on layers like everyone’s favorite kid brother, Randy, and sucking it up for my daily walk. I’ve made the executive decision that losing sections of my face to frostbite is not my idea of a good time.
I am thrilled to share my new exercise routine. Necessity is truly the mother of all invention. (Thanks to Libby and Shirley for the inspiration!)
It’s called… The Charlie Brown Dance Party USA
You’re familiar with the boisterous dancing styles of the Charlie Brown crew?
Some of you may remember the grooving teens with the high bangs on the 80’s show, Dance Party USA?
These two amazingly silly entities were married in a civil union unofficially here in Madison, in our second bedroom.
Here’s how it works.
1. First, dress for success. Get your sneakers and comfy exercise-like pants (or spandex if you really want to revive the 80’s).
2. Set the mood. Pick some music that you know will get you hoppin’.
3. Close the shades. (This is a VERY important step!)
4. Dance like no one is watching! (Again, a reminder to close those shades!)
It is so much fun, and far better than the handful of dusty exercise videos I have.
This video will surely inspire you!
It’s starting to feel a little scary that the teenagers
think 80’s is “oldies”.
(And just because they were mentioned–Go, Pats!);)
Maria R. says
We were just talking about Randy today (“Well, put your arms down when you get to school…”) and the cold weather in WI as opposed to Maine (15 above today!) Hang in there! The video was totally inspiring…(esp. the guy in yellow..love the head movements) I think this may be the point, but they seem…stuck somehow. They need a wider repertoire. I’m thinking Dick Clark would never have accepted them.
Kim, I love it! And don’t you know that seeing those kids dance on Charlie Brown always makes me want to dance. They just have fun – and that’s what it’s all about. :0)
I love this Charlie Brown video with the Hey ya song! I’m now inspired to put on some music and dance for my exercise today. I’ve always thought that dancing was much better aerobic exercise than walking, even if it’s outside, especially if it is on a treadmill! I suppose if I hold some weights while I dance I could count it toward strength training. :)
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