updated 10/07/2013 AT 8:30 PM ET
•originally published 10/07/2013 AT 1:30 PM ET
Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is a mom, author, entrepreneur and star of MTV’s Jersey Shore and Snooki & JWoww. She’s blogging for PEOPLE.com as she competes on season 17 of Dancing with the Stars with new pro Sasha Farber.
Hello, dancers! This week Sashay and I are dancing the jive!
I was so excited when I found out we were doing such a fun-filled dance, but I had a terrible week in practice. I fly out to L.A. every Sunday for the show and leave on the red-eye after the show Monday night because I can’t be away from my son.
Doing that for four weeks straight has definitely taken a toll on my body and I had a fever and was run down all week. I’ve also been crazy busy promoting my show Snooki and JWoww 3, so I’ve been missing my catnaps.
Our dance is bringing back memories from high school and we are incorporating some of my cheerleading skills! Even though the week was a drag for me, I know Monday night is going to be a blast either way, sick or not I will do my best and can’t wait to show you guys our dance.
Also another couple is going to be eliminated and I hate this part. Can’t everyone just stay and we all dance together?!
Always remember to vote for your favorite couple. Tune in to DWTS to see everyone’s dance that we’ve all been working very hard on!
XOXO till next dance