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A Black Baby Boomer with No Rhythm

Despite popular belief, not every black person has rhythm. Today I discovered that despite the fact that I USED to be a "shake your booty" cheerleader and dancer, I have lost some of my stride now that I'm older.

I went to my first Step Class at the gym where I work out. I set up my step in the back of the room so I wouldn't be noticed just in case I couldn't handle the routine. But when you have big mirrors plastered everywhere, there's no getting around not being noticed. So there I was trying to keep step to the music without looking like a complete idiot!

Now, this story wouldn't be so bad if all of the other class members were young twenty and thirty-something babes, but everyone in the group was a baby boomer. Even the men were on beat with the step!

I couldn't get mad---but I will get even. I'll be taking that class until I get that pep back in my step and make my race proud! :) Beverly Mahone---also known as the Baby Boomer Diva---never gives up that easily.


Kathie said…
Wish I could be there to watch you! :-) This Baby Boomer also has trouble keeping in time - my feet that is. Usually ok if it's my mouth! I love to sing but dance isn't quite my style.
Keep on steppin', Beverly!
I've gone to my share of those classes, too. I also set up in the back of the room because I was always turning the wrong way or whacking someone in the side with my long arms. The only problem with being in the back is that they eventually turn around and then you're front row and center--ugh!
Marcia said…
LOL, Beverly, this made me laugh :)

I came over to visit from the yahoo group even though I have nothing to say about the ER post.

I've just had an op and I can't WAIT to get back to gym - I'm very active usually so all this lying around is driving me batty. I'm 33, by the way :)

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