updated 09/23/2013 AT 11:40 AM ET
•originally published 09/23/2013 AT 11:30 AM ET
Nicole “Snooki 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.
This dance is a tough one for me because not only do I need to be sexy and elegant, but I need to show sad emotion. I’m not a sad person. I love to laugh and be goofy, so in all our rehearsals I would crack up throughout the dance and I definitely think Sasha wanted to pull my hair out.
We will see if I can pull this off! Tune in and watch me embarrass myself.
Until next dance, love ya!