As this site populates, you’ll see that my research and fitness pages intersect at two data-supported keywords for exercise sustainability and multiple dimensions of well-being: ENJOYMENT and MOVEMENT.
For the first fitness post of my website launch, I thought, “What better way to illustrate this point than letting you see me “walking the walk” (in this case, “dancing the dance”) of my research passion?” As you’ll see in the coming posts, all movement counts, and finding ways to move your body that feel enjoyable to YOU is the key to sustainability. (I happen to dig a boogie break anytime time of day—especially between Zoom meetings. #stressbuster)
These are photos from last month when I participated in the Greater Houston Y’s Dancing for a Cause annual fundraiser. The money we raised awards scholarships to members of the community into a diverse number of our programs that help to build community and strengthen spirits, minds, and bodies.
Participating in this event allowed me to take several months of dance lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studios in The Woodlands under the instruction of the inimitably talented Olga Kobleva. For the night of the event, we transformed into Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly and danced to All That Jazz from Chicago the Musical. It was a BLAST, we raised money for a GREAT CAUSE, and by the way, did you know how beneficial dancing is for your brain-body? #winning
Lastly, these introductory photos give you a glimpse into my personality. I take my research AND fun seriously. Wig, fishnets, and All That Jazz. XO