Dancing with the Stars


I enjoy watching Dancing With The Stars.  Corny? Ok, but even from the beginning — when it was really corny — I was hooked. Not because I’m a big ballroom fan, but because these D-list celebrities really seem to be authentic in their desire to do well and even to win.

Most put their heart and souls in — and their reputations on the line — each and every week. In the beginning, you worry that this might be a train wreck for some, but within a few weeks they really begin to shine under the mirror ball. In fact, some are unbelievably good.

What does this have to do with healthy weight loss or fitness? Well, for one thing, many starz blush about how much weight they’ve dropped during the show — it’s a lot of work — yet none of them are trying to. They’re simply engaged and invested in this new and exciting activity and poof! before they know it, they’re fitter than they’ve been in years.

For me, this just solidifies the fact that getting healthy or fit has to include behavior that is inherently joyful. Eating food you actually enjoy when you really want it. Adopting physical activity that is fun and invigorating, like ballroom dancing, may keep you coming back for more. I find it inspiring to watch all these folks get out there and hoof it every week, pushing themselves beyond their expectations and finding real joy and a sense of accomplishment.

What do you think? Do you love or hate DWTS? What is the most fun thing you do to keep yourself in shape? What keeps you trippin’ the light fantastic?

6 responses to “Dancing with the Stars”

  1. I like dancing with the stars. I just started watching it a few weeks ago, but it is a pretty cool show and they all work hard. I think you can lose weight doing things you hate, but why bother? Why not do something fun like dancing? I’m a huge fan of Zumba myself, it is fun and great exercise!!
    .-= Mary :: A Merry Life’s last blog post..Healthy Living Is Forever =-.

  2. I don’t watch Dancing with the Stars (more of a So You Think You Can Dance fan myself!), but my parents love it and love to ballroom dance themselves. I do agree it is so important to find activities you love for exercise. I love taking step classes at the gym, especially when the music is pumping and the teacher is into it!
    .-= Nutritioulicious’s last blog post..Oh Honey! =-.

  3. Jaime says:

    DWTS is great! Its no accident that the athletes seem to do very well; its hard work! The practices look grueling, but generally pay off. I would love to learn some of the dances (I wasn’t paying attention when I had the opportunity to learn them loooong ago.) That could be fun.

  4. Cindy says:

    I agree, Nutritioulicious! Step was a blast – dancing and fun all rolled into one. I haven’t tried Zumba yet, but am looking forward to giving it a go. Let’s all sign up for ballroom!

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