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Reason #41 For Wearing a Tiara*

I finally did it.

I did what I have been “threatening” to do for weeks now.

I wore my tiara while I was teaching my spin class last night. (Go Wednesday!)

I had been telling the class about how I am a tiara-wearing girl, and that I think it’s important to be a Princess now and then, and suddenly two weeks ago, Linda (or “Wednesday”, as I call her–click “Go Wednesday” above to read about it) brought me the most adorable pair of tiara spin socks:


I subbed two classes yesterday morning for my friend Diane and although I always look forward to Wednesday night because it’s my favorite class, I thought that wearing a tiara ensemble would give me the boost I needed to make it through my third hour of working out.

So last night I wore the socks to class, and I put the tiara on as I started my playlist. Oh sure, it got a few nervous chuckles. After all, how many group fitness instructors do you know who can get over any kind of ego they have and put a sparkly tiara on their head for an entire sweaty hour of fun? (I’m the only one I know personally)

And I looked good.

After a while, we all forgot I was wearing it as we got down to the business of exercise. We were all hootin’ and hollerin’ like we always do, and the tiara took a back seat.

That is, until I realized that I was spinning stronger than I had in ages. It wasn’t how it should have been: I did a legs class at 8:30 in the morning and then taught a spin class. My legs should have been completely wiped out for the Wednesday 5:30 p.m. class…but they weren’t, for some reason. (Not to mention my tendonitis, which still gives me little fits when I stand on the bike)

I credit the tiara.

I suggested to everybody in class that they all get one before next week, but somehow I don’t think that will happen.

In case you need a little proof, I’m sure Deanna will come around reading this in the next day or two and she will indeed testify that I was the tiara-wearing Spin Princess for that entire hour. I also took a photo after class for your perusal:

(My ego prevents me from showing you more than the top of my head adorned by the tiara, with the spin bikes in the background.)

So, to summarize,

Tiara=Magic

If you do your next workout wearing a tiara, be sure and let me know how it goes!

*In case you’re wondering, I have not (yet) made a list of the first 40 reasons for wearing a tiara. But don’t be surprised if I do, eventually!

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  • Kat May 15, 2008, 5:01 pm

    OMG Melisa you are hilarious! You go girl! Who would have thought that wearing your tiara would creat such magic.

    I am yet to take that tiara on tour with me and believe me, one day I will ;o)

  • Melissa May 15, 2008, 6:54 pm

    Hmm, do you suppose if I wore my tiara to the doctor the next time it might help?

    I’m going to give that a try this afternoon when I ride my bike!

  • Momo Fali May 15, 2008, 7:44 pm

    If it will help me get my laundry done, I’m going out to buy one right now.

  • Melisa May 15, 2008, 8:27 pm

    Kat: I think that would be a good project for everyone who has the Tiara-wearing Blogger badge, don’t you? I need a picture of you wearing the tiara at HBhaus, or in front of the Deutsches Museum…the possibilities are endless. πŸ™‚

    Melissa: Well, it certainly can’t hurt! LOL

    Momo: It may not help get the laundry done faster, but you sure will feel pretty while doing it!

  • Melinda Zook May 15, 2008, 8:48 pm

    So cute. I think I need me some tiara socks! Maybe it will help me run the 1/2 marathon. I will take anything I can get.

  • insane mama May 15, 2008, 9:06 pm

    ahhh, the power of BLING

  • Mags May 15, 2008, 11:09 pm

    That is fantastic!!!! I think I’ll have to get me one of thos magic tiaras. My ass could really use one! πŸ™‚

  • Mom24 May 16, 2008, 12:20 am

    Awesome! If I were in your class, I would totally wear a tiara next week. I hope they all do.

  • Manic Mom May 16, 2008, 2:03 am

    Oh no you dihnnnh! (how you spell that anyway!)

    I’ve got beagle pictures to share with you!!! Sometime next week!

  • seanvert May 16, 2008, 2:48 am

    hi,

    seems u r really into spinning and so are we. http://www.realryder.com take a look at what we came up with. It was the hit of the largest trade show in the fitness business IHRSA.

    You can skip the stupid intro.

    Sean

  • Michelle May 16, 2008, 3:17 am

    Steph, that’s so cool! I love the tiara.

    And maybe the tiara is what I need to get my run up to 25 minutes. Where does one go to find a tiara anyway?

  • Rachel May 16, 2008, 4:05 am

    How cute are you! I fully believe every woman should have a tiara, and wear it randomly!!
    I bet your class adored it, and you!

  • Kim M. May 16, 2008, 10:37 am

    i LOVE that! It had the same effect on you that music has on me when I am working out — if a song I like comes on, then I work harder! And how funny that you only showed the top of your head…I shot some video yesterday (for a future blog post) of me discovering AIM toothpaste for the first time in months in the grocery store (it has become impossible to find!) After I shot the video I realized I had a terrible breakout and decided to re-shoot it by holding the camera with my left hand to reveal the non-breakout side of my face! Gotta run – – you go-tierra-wearing-girl!

  • angie goff May 16, 2008, 11:11 am

    Hello from DC! I came across your blog thru my colleague Kim M! I love it … tiara now… how bout a spin session in h-heels?? That could be hazardous. BTW- RUBY is my ALL TIME FAVORITE NAME! My husband has already agreed to naming our first daughter Ruby!

  • Melisa May 16, 2008, 11:31 am

    Melinda: They would TOTALLY help, except for the fact that this pair of tiara socks is especially made for biking: they are really thin and if you wore them running, you would return home with bloody, blistered stubs instead of feet. Maybe you should stick with wearing a tiara on your head! LOL

    Insane Mama: Ha! That sounds like a great slogan!

    Mags: ROFL!

    Stacey: Thanks! I’ll think about you next Wednesday at 5:30.

    Manic! Well hello stranger! I’ll call you in the next few days!

    Sean: I don’t know if you’re coming back here to see if I respond to your comment, but I went to the website to check out the bike. It’s pretty cool, but I’d have to see it in person. My first thought is twofold: only high-end health clubs will be getting them, and that the two clubs I teach for have a hard enough time maintaining the bikes we have, and more moving parts=more headaches for maintenance. I really think they are a cool idea though…

    Michelle: Claire’s Boutique! That’s where I get ALL of my tiaras! ROFL

    Rachel: Grab my Tiara-wearing blogger badge that’s in the left side bar: you have the attitude! Go girl!

    Kim: I LOVED Aim toothpaste! (That used to be all I would use…) I will be looking for your post. We have to be approximately the same age: first Orry Main, and now this?? Hilarious.

    Angie: Welcome! You have now made it my goal to get the entire news team from Washington DC channel 9 to read my blog on a regular basis! (LOL) You’re right about spinning in high heels: I wouldn’t recommend it…but it sure would LOOK good. πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous May 16, 2008, 1:43 pm

    Next on the agenda: Tiaras for everyone in class! (even…heck, especially for the guys).
    Every week, always a new adventure with Ms Melisa.
    xoxoxo
    Linda (AKA “Wednesday”)

  • Colleen May 16, 2008, 4:30 pm

    I may just need to take to wearing a tiara at work. I work with data every day and its tres boring. (The parts where I get to work in web design are much better, but that’s probably only 60% of what I do.) Maybe it will have super powers that will keep me from being distracted while I do my mundane work! Either that or someone will decide to hire me to read blogs all day long.

  • Sue May 17, 2008, 2:03 am

    Since I was elected to the school committee yesterday, I think my first agenda will be that the girls on the board (me) need to wear tiaras when televised! Perfect! Thanks!

  • Meg May 17, 2008, 2:53 am

    I suspected that aerobic fitness wasn’t all it was cut out to be. Head gear, that’s the answer!

  • Susiewearsthepants May 17, 2008, 6:42 pm

    oooohhhhhh, I want one of those!

  • me & them May 19, 2008, 1:27 am

    I tested your theory on my twelve hour Hen’s night organization – and it worked! Although not wearing one of my three tiara’s specifically – I wore my new hair clip in the shape of a crown, covered in swarovski crystals – I felt the princess power!

  • me & them May 19, 2008, 1:27 am

    I tested your theory on my twelve hour Hen’s night organization – and it worked! Although not wearing one of my three tiara’s specifically – I wore my new hair clip in the shape of a crown, covered in swarovski crystals – I felt the princess power!

  • me & them May 19, 2008, 1:27 am

    I tested your theory on my twelve hour Hen’s night organization – and it worked! Although not wearing one of my three tiara’s specifically – I wore my new hair clip in the shape of a crown, covered in swarovski crystals – I felt the princess power!

  • Melisa May 19, 2008, 2:59 am

    Linda/Wednesday: The guys can wear CROWNS. (can you imagine? HOW FUNNY!)

    Colleen: I can almost (*almost*) guarantee great results if you wear your tiara while working with data. Of course, I can’t guarantee that you won’t be ridiculed by co-workers, so I’d think long and hard before taking the leap on that one…

    Sue: Totally! You’ll be tv-ready, instantly!

    Meg: Yep, it works wonders! πŸ™‚

    Susie: Go to Claire’s Boutique! (or is it just called “Claire’s” now?) They have a great selection, from $5.99-$19.99. (ROFL that I know that!)

    Katie: Of course I zipped right off to your blog to confirm my suspicion that “Hen’s Night” is Aussie-talk for “Bachelorette Party” and to see pictures. Oh my! That’s all I can say about that! (And that you’re looking pretty friendly with that ice sculpture…”