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Wiggle it, Just a Little Bit...

"Wiggle It" is one of the songs that we use in my Bodystep aerobics class.  I remember it from my teen years. It's fun and you can move to it.  I also enjoyed doing what I thought of as one of the easier routines. When the refrain, "Wiggle it, just a little bit" comes on, we all go to the corner of our step, raise our arms above our head and we wiggle it.  It's easy. We do this on each corner a few times and then continue our routine and when the refrain plays we wiggle it again. Not bad, eh?

Um, have you ever looked at yourself in a full-length mirror while wiggling it in spandex pants?  The refrain really should be "jiggle it" for me.  I was horrified. Here I am having fun and thinking, "wow this is easy and little silly" and then I saw myself. My saddlebags jiggling oh so unattractively.  And then I move to the next corner, and yup, there they are, still jiggling unattractively. I couldn't believe it. I thought the pants I was wearing would contain the jiggle, no-no, they only enhanced the jiggle.  It was like a bad accident. Every time we had to wiggle it, I analyzed myself in the full length mirror directly across from me.  To make matters worse, in my mind it happened in slow-mo, every time I looked. I'm not a small girl. I'm 5'3" and still about 25 pounds overweight (though I have lost 20 lbs and the last of the baby weight from daughter since October, thank you).  It's just not pretty. But I remind myself that's why I'm there.  Mirrors and judgmental onlookers be darned, I'm gonna wiggle it!