updated 09/23/2013 AT 11:40 AM ET
•originally published 09/23/2013 AT 11:30 AM ET
“Nicole is a mom, author, entrepreneur and star of MTV’s Jersey Shore and Snooki & JWoww. She’ll be blogging for PEOPLE.com as she competes on season 17 of Dancing with the Stars with new pro Sasha Farber.
Hi, Dancing fans!
This week has been hell … for my ankles. Our dance for Monday’s show is the rumba.
Rumba is all about being sexy and elegant – two things that are the total opposite of me.
All week in rehearsals I’ve been practicing walking with my toes instead of my heels, pointing my toes and shaking my hips. My feet aren’t too bad, but my ankles feel like they’re going to snap off from pointing my feet.
My partner Sasha Farber said if I can’t walk then I’m doing it right. Great.