My daughter and I are kicking off our Just Dance Just Sweat Dream Team challenge this week. We will be using Just Dance as part of a healthy lifestyle change this summer.

Here is the video we submitted to Clever Girls Collective and Ubisoft:

Our First Month Goals

We decided that the best way to do this challenge is to focus on each month. We will set goals for the next month and let you know how we are doing at the end of the month.


  • Workout with Just Dance at least 3x/week
  • Run 3x/week (2 short runs and 1 long run)
  • Track all my food each day
  • Drink 8 glasses of water/day
  • Lose 10 lbs


  • Workout with Just Dance at least 3x/week
  • Eat at least 3 servings of fruits and vegetables each day
  • Drink 8 glasses of water/day
Because Sami is 13, we decided her focus will be to eat the right foods and get more exercise and not focusing on the pounds she loses. Since I have a particular weight goal in mind, I will be focusing on both my eating and my weight.

Our Starting Point

We will be tracking our inches and time it takes to run 1 mile (which I will update tomorrow because we discovered the treadmill needs new batteries.)
Here is where we are starting:
Thigh – 24.5″
Hips – 44″
Waist – 32″
Chest – 37″
Arms – 11.5″
Weight – 159 lbs
Time run 1 mile:
michele front shot
michele before side shot #jdDreamTeam
michele back before photo just dance just sweat dream team
Thigh – 22″
Hips – 37″
Waist – 32″
Arms – 10″
Time run 1 mile:
sami front
sami side before shot
sami before shot back
Keeping track of our 1 mile time will show whether we are getting any cardio benefit from our challenge.
We will be tweeting our progress each week. I am so excited to do this challenge with my daughter because I have struggled with my weight all my life.
I’m hoping that I can show my kids that being healthy doesn’t mean you have to do things you hate, but instead it can be a lot of fun. I want it to be a natural part of their life.

Just Sweat Dream Team

Just Sweat Dream Team Just Dance logo

Thank you to Ubisoft for picking me to be a member of the Just Sweat Dream Team and sponsoring this fitness series. Please click here to learn more about Ubisoft. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own.