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Fitness, Jazzercise, Parenting

Jammin’ in my jammies

It’s true I’m trying a resolution or two in 2013, but one thing will certainly not change: I will continue to embarrass Catherine (recognizing that this is often an innate talent of mine. No effort required).

And there’s no better time than the present.

We offered a special Pajama Party Jazzercise class today at the Jazzercise Center of Southwestern Connecticut — a fun way to get people started off on their fitness resolutions. It was a terrific, high-energy class, just as I knew it would be. Many people wore their PJs, too, which made for a lot of fun conversation along with the cardio, strength and stretch.

Naturally I went all out, choosing the right pajamas (not too fuzzy lest I overheat) and even wearing my robe in place of a jacket. (I remembered a sports bra, too, even though it felt strange to wear it with my sleepwear.)

Not surprisingly, Catherine took one look at my getup and declined my invitation to participate.

But I was undaunted. I tied that robe, threw on a scarf and pair of gloves, grabbed my sneakers and struck out for the center.

Driving to class, I flashed back to the many, many (many) times my mother would hose down the driveway or empty the garbage or undertake some other outdoor task in her bathrobe. Of course, I was embarrassed every time.

And here I was, driving across Stamford in my pajamas. Have I become my mother?! 😉

Halfway through the 20-minute trip to the center, I had a bit of a panic. What if a police officer pulled me over? Here I was behind the wheel in my blue fuzzy robe and purple PJs. What would I say?

Fortunately, it didn’t come to that. Not only did I get to class in one piece, but I had a great time (even if I did miss the support and wicking qualities of workout gear up there on stage).

Here I am with Peg, right before class started:

Teaching with Peg is always terrific fun. I learn something from her every time.

Teaching with Peg is always terrific fun. I learn something from her every time.

And here’s how Kristen, Peg and I looked teaching the upper torso routine:

From left: Me, Peg and Kristen teaching in our pajamas. One day I will have a photo of me teaching that doesn't also elicit laughter!

From left: Me, Peg and Kristen teaching in our pajamas. One day I will have a photo of me teaching that doesn’t also elicit laughter!

And here are some of our terrific customers getting their groove on:

How honored I was to start my year with this fabulous bunch of people. And unlike Catherine, none of them laughed at me.

How honored I was to start my year with this fabulous bunch of people. And unlike Catherine, none of them laughed at me. Well, at least not to my face!

Hot stuff, right?

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

Discussion

14 thoughts on “Jammin’ in my jammies

  1. I LOVE this idea!!!! And even better is that you posted pictures of it–brave woman! I just joined a new gym up the street and will soon be taking Zumba classes for the first time. Wonder i fI can talk them into a pajama party workout……

    Posted by Menopausalmother | January 4, 2013, 8:22 pm
  2. Hi Terri, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from the “You Like Me!” Blog Hop.

    Oh boy, this had me chuckling! I remember oncce when I was in my 20s, I had to drop my then fiance off at work real early, and on the way home, I decided to take my car thru the “drive-thru” MV inspection, b/c it was the last day before it expired. Didn’t realize that I’d need to get out of the car, so there I stood in my PJs while they guys ran their tests! I was dying inside, but held my head high and tried not to show it!!!

    Anyway, thanks for the chuckle! If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

    Posted by farmbeachgal | January 4, 2013, 12:56 pm
  3. Hi! I’m your newest follower. Please stop by and say hi when you have a chance. I’m also hosting a blog hop – if you would like to join us 🙂 Hope you’re having an awesome week.

    April from:
    A Mommy’s Blog Design http://amblogdesign.com

    Posted by amblogdesign | January 4, 2013, 12:19 am
  4. Popping over from the Growing Patch 🙂 What a very cool idea for excercising 🙂 I suspect I may make more early morning gym sessions if I went in my pjs!

    Posted by Laura-kim Allmayer | January 3, 2013, 10:36 am
  5. LOOOOOVE IT! HAHAHAH! Now that’s a sense of humor. I did that for Halloween once, I think I was 22? I went to the gas station, in my pj, robe, slippers, hair in a towel, and makeup on my face like a mask…one gal approached me and said “OH, my god. I forgot what day it was and I was like, I can’t believe this lady came out like this!” She was like that’s great!

    So I can appreciate what you did!

    Sandi

    Posted by Sandi Ormsby | January 2, 2013, 1:49 am
  6. I think it’s a fun idea and I’m proud of you for “going with it”. I bet your students absolutely love you! Reia

    Posted by reiadm | January 1, 2013, 7:51 pm

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