DANCE CHALLENGE | CHECK IN NO. 12

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There’s a million reasons not to dance, but wow it feels good when we do. We’ve been on quite the journey with each other since we started the 2013 Dance Challenge in January. This is the last Dance Check-In post of the year. Remember the very first post about starting this challenge here?  Over 2013 I checked in with you  12 times (read them all here) to see if you were still committed to dancing, shaking out pent up energy, physically moving through things, and having fun. What were some of your favorite songs to jam to over the year? Should we do this challenge again in 2014?

My vote is yes & I say let’s yet again amp it up a notch. At the end of 2013 something absolutely amazing came into my life. A person and her message moved me a deeply. Erin Stutland and Shrink Session changed my relationship with exercise and movement in general. I watched this video from previous WWRadio guest Bex and was intrigued, the concept of saying affirmations while you move, sweat, dance, and breath is interesting at the very least.

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Then I tried it. I downloaded her free 20 minute workout download and was instantly hooked. Her personality, message, and vibrance shine through and I’m so in love with this program all I want to do is share it. You can try it too! If you’re in NYC, take live classes with my guru girl herself, or if you’re not in NYC like me, simply grab her workouts and you can do them in your living room while you’re dancing. Or, my personal favorite, pop it on your headphones while you’re out on a walk, cleaning the kitchen, or on the treadmill. It is so motivating listening to the music with her voice. It is truly a moving meditation that will open you up to receive more than ever before.

I never run. I look funny when I run and associated running with punishment from middle school gym class and having to run laps. That changed for me with Erin’s soul stroll Shrink Session audio. All of a sudden, boom there I was running like I was Roger Bannister. This month Erin did a 7 day challenge where she gave out a new free 5 minute workout every day and challenged us to share our experience on social media. I literally jumped at the idea and blasted my experience with her all over Instagram. So enjoy the goofy selfies below and try out Shrink Session for yourself here.

PS. Expect to see a full interview with Erin’s story on #WWRadio in early 2014 as well as many more collaborations for Shrink Session and Wellness Wonderland.

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DANCE CHALLENGE | CHECK IN NO. 11

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Are you still dancing with me? Or am I Dancing on My Own like Robyn? Come on guys!

I started this dance challenge in January at the beginning of 2013 as a simple  way to get people (and mostly myself) moving every single day. As as society, we spend much too much time sitting down, driving or working at a desk, so spending just the amount of time of one song a day moving your body can be so healthy, and more than that, FUN.

If you hate going to the gym, don’t go. If you hate running, don’t run. If you dread rolling out your yoga mat, don’t unroll it. The thing about exercise is that it should come easy, moving your body should be natural and if it’s not, you’re just not doing the right thing for you. Think about it – cavemen didn’t think about exercise, they just did it intuitively by running from animals and hunting and gathering their food. Functional exercise is where it’s at, so run to your mailbox or skip while you take out the trash or dance in your kitchen while you wait for the water to boil. Or JUST DANCE!

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Are you still dancing? Can you believe we’re already to the end 2013 Dance Challenge?  How is the Challenge going? Still enjoying dancing, got any new moves?

I want to hear! Check out the last 9 Dance Check in posts here!

What’s you’re favorite song to jam to? Tell me in the comments below, if I get at least 10 comments, I’ll post a video of my moves for some good giggles!

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Are you still dancing? Can you believe we’re already 10-months into the 2013 Dance Challenge?  How is the Challenge going? Still enjoying dancing, got any new moves?

This festive Pumpkin Blood song is always pretty fun to dance to. Crank it and dance like crazy today! I need proof you’re dancing, so I know I’m not Dancing On My Own.

What’s you’re favorite song to jam to? Tell me in the comments below, if I get at least 10 comments, I’ll post a video of my moves for some good giggles! 

Love you guys! Keep dancing!

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Ever since my friend Erin Haslag told me it was her favorite song on her WWRadio episode, I’ve been turning this song up every time it comes on the radio. So this is what I’m jiving to today, are you still dancing? Can you believe how long we’ve been dancing? This year is flying! How’s the challenge going for you lately?

I’d love some proof you’re dancing, so I know I’m not Dancing On My OwnChallenge: Tweet or Instagram a photo of you jammin at me, @katiedalebout, or better yet post a video of your dancing on The Wellness Wonderland Facebook fan page!