Why Can’t Life be a Musical?

Usually, when I go to the gym, I read a book on my iPad while doing the elliptical, treadmill, or exercise bike. I find that the time goes by faster and I work out longer while reading rather than if I was listening to music. However, at the gym here in Germany, the treadmills don’t have a handy little stand to put my iPad on, so I am forced to listen to music while walking/running.

Now, I say forced…don’t get me wrong. I love music. I love listening to music in the car, while I’m cleaning, when I’m going to sleep, and basically anytime that there is too much quiet. But the thing about listening to music is that I want to dance. And sometimes I can’t control my legs or arms from spontaneously busting a dance move while on the middle of the treadmill. It just happens. I don’t even think about it. It’s like how we say “like” when speaking. We don’t mean to say it… it just comes out involuntarily.

So this morning I was at the gym on the treadmill, and I’m loving my gym playlist right now (below). I’m walking and walking, getting faster and faster, and my head starts to move a bit…then my shoulders…then I realize what’s going on and shake my head to clear it before I start walking normally again. But all I can think about is how much I want to just dance to the music! That’d be a much better workout than the treadmill. (Later, when I got home, I definitely turned on the playlist again and danced.) This is why I need a Zumba class here.

What I want to know is, dancing is so acceptable in bars/clubs…why is it not acceptable in the middle of the gym or while walking down the street like on Glee, Rent, or Singin’ in the Rain? Hm? Why can’t we live in a musical?

My awesome dance moves.

Do other people have similar problems? Or is it just me?

My Current Gym Playlist

We R Who We R – Ke$ha

Peacock – Katy Perry

Ai Se Eu Te Pego – Michel Telo

Dog Days are Over – Florence & The Machine

We Found Love – Rihanna

On the Floor – Jennifer Lopez ft. Pit Bull

Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira ft. Wyclef Jean

Gypsy – Shakira

We Are Young – Fun.

Danza Kuduro – Don Omar & Lucenzo

Young, Wild, & Free – Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa