Guess what? I’m going to see Jabbawockeez + Jesse McCartney + New Kids on the Block tonight thanks to some free tickets. I’m taking the night of from exercise, even though my back already feels better. I’m pretty excited to see Jabbawockeez perform since I’m so into dancing lately.
Speaking of dancing, have you seen Dance Your Ass Off yet? I watched it for the first time last night. The show is a cross between Dancing With The Stars and The Biggest Loser. They perform dance routines and weigh in weekly to compete against each other.
The first girl I watched dance was just so excited to be dancing and performing that I couldn’t help but smile. After her performance she got on the scale to find out how much weight she had lost that week. The score the judges gave her for the dance was then added to her percentage of weight loss for her final score.
Reasons I Love Dance Your Ass Off
- Dancing is FUN. They are right about one thing – Dancing is fun!! Dancing is both fun to do and fun to watch. When you are dancing you don’t realize that it is actually exercise too. Last week I attended my first Zumba class. I had never been to a dance like class before and left loving the workout because it was so fun. I forgot I was working out as I tried to learn the steps then just go with the flow. Dancing is fun whether you are doing it intentionally to lose weight or not.
- The nutritionist. The contestants seem to be getting good nutritional advice from the nutritionist on the show. Sometimes, especially on Biggest Loser, I question the advice and time the contestants spend getting real advice. I’m not totally sure how much time they are getting with her on this show, but the clips I have seen show her giving good advice. And good advice on how to eat is definitely what they need.
- It shows that fat people can be active. The fact that this show exists helps further eliminate the idea that overweight people are lazy and can’t do anything. Of course the contestants have more trouble doing some things, and seem to tire out, but they are out there doing routines that some skinny minnies can’t even do. It might take more effort when you are heavier (it definitely does), but these people show that it can be done. Being overweight does not mean you have to sit on the couch.
- It shows that you don’t have to wait to have fun. Related to the above fact, it also shows that you don’t have to wait to do things. Just because you are still overweight doesn’t mean you can’t dance. In fact it means you shouldn’t wait. These people don’t have to weigh 130 pounds to dance. Neither do you. Get up and dance. Have fun and forget about waiting for the perfect body before you dance.
Reasons I Don’t Like Dance Your Ass Off
I can’t think of any. When the show first came on I wanted to hate it. I did. I wrote down reasons why I hated it so I could write about them later. Now that I am to that point the reasons no longer stand up. I can talk myself out of each one if I use a different perspective to view the show.
For example, I wrote that I didn’t like it because it is so focused on looks. But then the women put on the outfits, skimpy as they can be, to dance in and say things like, “This looks hot. I look hot.” They don’t seem to care that it is focused on looks. They don’t seem to think they should look bad. Why should I?
Some people seem to think the people on the show are being mocked. “Omg, they are embarassing themselves! Everyone is making fun of them!” I don’t think so. I agree with the perspective that the contests have more courage, confidence, and talent than I do. I’m in awe of how well they dance.
The reasons I love the show far outweigh the reasons why I could possibly hate it. (Except the judges. I could do without them and their useless commentary.) If you purposely view the show with a positive perspective you will love it.
Have you seen the show? What did you think?