The joy of dancing

Here in Belgium the lockdown is slowly being eased since May 4th. It’s nice to see that life has been slowly resuming under strict measures obviously. I know that our ‘normal’ won’t be the same as how it used to be. We’re still living with uncertainties, I’m patiently waiting for this whole pandemic to be over with.

In the meantime, this week is going to be sunny! I have been trying to stick to my daily routines with some of the activities from the 5-day challenge.

For the first time I did my Afrodance workout with my little sister. It was really amazing, dancing with all our entire body, without focusing on any part in particular. I have always been doing cardio, tabata, HIIT and hiphop dance workouts but never a real African dance workout. I really enjoy the rhythm, the energy and the vibe!

The workout program that I’m now following and subscribed to is called Kukuwa Fitness. They have amazing versatile African dance workout routines (Senegal, Mali, Ghana, Nigeria…). I would really recommend checking out their youtube videos, but if you want some more videos they have them on their website. You need to subscribe if you want to participate in all their videos. I would say check their website!

The dance workout was so effective and vibrant. The routines are quite easy to do but damn halfway I was really out of breath! It was worth it.

I’ll say take your chance!

I have to admit, I have been sometimes slacking to keep my workout routines… but as we say ‘what is not started today is never finished tomorrow’ – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. I know I keep saying tomorrow I’ll do the workout at least 3-4 times a week, and it ends up being 1- 2 times a week. πŸ˜› The motivation needs to be there so I can kickstart my day with a positive mindset and confidence.

Love the fact that I have been doing this workout with my sister, normally we never workout together. Dancing with her brought a lot of joy and fun into this routine. I wasn’t too distracted with my tiredness because of her. I found it more motivating to do this together instead of alone.

Afterwards I followed a yoga session to stretch my muscles after an intense workout. Yoga outside under the sun while listening to the wind blowing and the trees moving. It was very relaxing, I had a zen moment and felt the connection with my body and soul. It’s an amazing feeling and felt more energized than ever.

It is a good way to distract myself from social media at times…

I was even thinking to go out to the city tomorrow for the first time since this lockdown started. I stay cautious even though I built immunity. Face masks are compulsory in public transport and in some shops too. It feels to me that there’s never a guarantee that this whole virus will be completely gone. There could be a second wave coming since this whole lockdown is slowly easing and more people are outside now than before, so it’s best to stay cautious. That’s why I don’t go out too quickly and still take those measures seriously…

I would say everyone out there! Stay safe and keep protecting yourself and others.

I can’t wait to see the rest of my friends and family! ❀

We’ll definitely going to celebrate after the lockdown has completely ended! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

5 responses to “The joy of dancing”

  1. Afrodance!! Sounds interesting. Well you could enjoy some African culture, keep fit, and enjoy with your friends and family. A win win win I guess πŸ˜ƒπŸ€˜πŸ‘

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    1. Exactly! I usually do African dance as a hobby but the combination of dance workout is more fulfilling to me. I’m planning to keep up the daily routine πŸ˜€
      Thanks for taking the time to read it!
      Cheers! πŸ™‚

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  2. Peter Willaeys avatar
    Peter Willaeys

    That was nice reading! I feel your healthy Joy through.

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    1. Thank you Nonkel Peter, that you took the time to read my blog! I’m glad you enjoyed it! πŸ˜€


  3. Mieke Willaeys avatar
    Mieke Willaeys

    dag Keda, ik ben blij dat je zo kan genieten van Afrikaanse dans. Het was fijn om jouw post te lezen. Blijf dansen!


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