ok, so Slumdog Millionaire I’m not-I’m more of a Bend it Like Beckham Girl..

March 19, 2009 at 6:56 pm 1 comment

I’ve been trying to find a workout that I’ll stick with. I swear, some days, I truly think I have ADD. It  could be all of those speddies I worked with for years, but I’m not sure. A lot of things that people find interesting, I find disgustingly boring. Seriously boring. So, when TheAngelForever decided to start working out, and found something she liked, I figured if she could do it, so could I. 

So, I figured I’d try what she fell in love with, which is Walk Away the Pounds.  Here’s where my workout ADD comes in. About 1/2 way through the one I found on Exercise on demand, I was completely bored out of my tree. Seriously. Kick, kick, kick? Really? Umm. yeah. Sure. Ok. Not for me.

So, as I was parusing the categories on the Exercise on Demand, I saw “Dance Party.” For those who don’t know, I danced from the time I was 3-4 to the end of junior high, when my life became too crazy, and the dance studio I was at went competitive. I just didn’t want to move studios a second time, so I just quit.  I was praying that the category wasn’t loaded with “Sweatin’ to the Oldies.” I couldn’t have taken that. I would have had to take all of my workout mojo and throw it out the window. 

So, I’m paging through things…and I see things that look interesting, including chair dance, aerobic strip tease (no, not kidding…seriously. I still may try this one, just to see what the whole deal is..), salsa and something called “Back to Bollywood.” 
Hrm. My interest was peaked. 

Turns out that this is a preview of the Masala Bhangra workout that is basically Indian dance from the Punjab region of India. COOL!!! Seriously Cool!  This whole workout has gotten a huge boost from Slumdog Millionaire.  I did the one on exercise on demand, and was loving the instructor, Sarina Jain, and was laughing my way through the sucker. She’s hyper as all get out, intense and hilarious. When the instruction is “Shoulders up and down like you’re saying ‘I don’t know what I’m doing!’ ” That’s something I can get behind! Turns out she teaches classes in NYC. Hrm…


So, I went on a quest. A quest to find more of this workout that made me want to get off of the couch. Turns out that no one in the stinkin area carries the Masala Bhangra Workout DVDs. I’ve been to Buy More, Target boutique, and WallyWorld. Figures. I’ve got to order these suckers…and in my whole ADD state, if I don’t jump on something, I’ll just forget it all.


So, I was totally pleased when I paged through “All Star Workouts” On FitTV and found a Masala Bhangra HOUR workout! Woohoo!

So, after slinging coffee, I came home and pulled the workout off of my DVR and did it. 


Umm. Yeah. I have muscles I didn’t know existed. I seriously was having a total blast of a time, and it was the most awesome workout EVER…but now, Oh, my lord. I’m SOOO sore… 


But now, I can dance like Bend it Like Beckham! And I’ll be back for more. 


and maybe, just maybe, that stripper workout. Just for the whole shock value.


Still don’t get it? Here’s some video of  the whole thing on the Today show. There is video of Hoda and Kathie Lee doing it..and that’s just frightening. Don’t go there.


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  • 1. L Dubuc  |  March 20, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Wow Laura! I see what you mean! That looks like a blast, but not for me. I’d kill myself of end up in a body cast.


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