just do it

Anyone out there who has gotten married, or knows anyone who has, knows that every bride goes batty trying to get into shape before the big day.

No exception here.

I am constantly working out, downing protein shakes, and ordering salads instead of pizza. I have made a lot of progress, but lately I've been feeling like I've been in a rut, just kind of going through the motions.

Yesterday, thanks to 24 Hour Fitness, my friend Kelly, and Nike, I broke free from my exercise rut. Last night I took seemingly the most difficult fitness class on the planet. I think I am hooked-tonight I went back for more. The class was Nike Rockstar Workout: Hip Hop. Yes, let me say it again--Nike Rockstar Workout: Hip Hop. It was designed by celebrity choreographer Jamie King. He choreographs videos for people like Madonna and Beyonce. And now, for Liz Stiles, rockstar!

I burned over 700 calories in one hour of dancing. How fun is that?! Granted, the whole first night I was there, I felt like an uncoordinated buffoon. Yes, I took dance classes for a billion years at Hazel Boone and Duval Dance Studios. Yes, I was a cheerleader. None of that matters; this is different. The Nike class moves really, really fast. Plus, the longer the dance got, the worse my sequencing skills got. Tonight, my second night, was much smoother. I wasn't good, but I didn't suck either. And, more importantly, I had a blast. Who knew working out didn't have to be a torturous affair?

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